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Name: Charlotte M. Venner
Address: Venner ADR
  46 Ryan Avenue
  Mill Valley, CA 94941

Telephone:(415) 388-0905Fax:(415) 388-1036  
      

Email: venneradr@msn.com
Website: http://www.venneradr.com/

Fees: $385 per hour  
Other Costs:  FEES: $385/HR-Half-day (4.5hours) minimum. $250 Admin. Fee. Deposit req’d. No charge for travel in Bay Area. See Fee Schedule at www.venneradr.com, where you can print it out using Adobe Acrobat.
Other Costs: Each party participating in a mediation will share pro-rata in all administrative and mediation fees, unless otherwise agreed by the parties and made known in writing to Ms. Venner.
NOTE: NO CHARGE FOR TRAVEL IN THE SF BAY AREA TO CONDUCT THE MEDIATION SESSION.

BAR Number:0104698

Attorney: xNon-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator:         Retired Judge/Justice:  

Mediation
Experience:


 
I have mediated hundreds of cases to closure at the Superior and the Appellate court level. Recent cases have involved issues pertaining to Employment (FEHA, race, sex harassment); real estate disclosure and agency/broker issues as well as tree and neighbor disputes; low-impact and serious auto/truck and work-site PI and WD; Construction defect (subsidence, mold, water intrusion); Construction indemnity agreements; probate and trust disputes (undue influence); non-profits & Gov’t Tort Liability.
Mediation
Training:


 
1.Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Appellate Mediator Training, 1/2000, 40 Hours; 2. Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Univ. School of Law, Mediation Training, The Art of Facilitating Settlement, 18 Hours, 7/99; 3. Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Univ. School of Law, Negotiation and Claims Settlement, 4/97, 12 Hours; 4. Steven Rosenberg, Mediator Training Certificate Program, 40 Hours, 10/99; 5. JAMS, Preparing for Mediation, 7/96, 6 Hours.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Extensive Arbitration experience as a litigator form 1982-1999. I no longer serve as an arbitrator.
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
As the Managing Trial Attorney for a large insurance company, I worked with all levels of insurance claims, evaluating the risks and benefits associated with proceeding to trial on cases ranging in exposure from zero to several million dollars. I have also completed San Mateo Neutral Evaluation Training Program.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment:xBusiness: Real Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency: Probate:xConstruction:x
 Medical Malpractice:xEnvironmental: Insurance:xSecurities: 
 Product Liability:xLandlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice:x
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts:x
 Other: FEHA, Tree & land disputes, Real Estate Discl, subsidence, water intrusion, mold, Elder Abuse, Trade Secrets, Veterinary.

Other
Education:


 
UCLA, BA in Philosophy, Cum Laude, 1978, Univ. of Santa Clara Law, J D, 1982.
Mediation
Approach:


 
I use a blend of facilitative and evaluative mediation approaches. As a neutral, I probe to clarify the key issues of a dispute, asking each party to consider the other parties' arguments and to assess the strenghts, weaknesses and expenses of each parties' case. My combination of PI's practice experience and then as the managing attorney for an ins. carrier make me keenly able to assist the parties in understanding the issues necessary to assess the risks and benefits of going to trial versus settlement.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
Neutral
Approach:


 
Other
Information:


 
I am a full-time mediator on all of the Bay Area Court Mediation Panels and on the First District Court of Appeal Mediation Panel.
Brief
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Charlotte Venner is an experienced mediator, having mediated hundreds of cases to closure, involving personal injury, wrongful death, real estate, property damage, construction, probate, insurance and employment disputes. She is accomplished at analyzing litigation strategies and possesses strong conflict resolution and leadership skills. She has a firm grounding in facilitative mediation and extensive litigation experience, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. For six years she worked primarily representing plaintiffs in personal injury, emploment and real estate matters. Then, as the Managing Trial Attorney for a large casualty insurance carrier for eleven years, she worked with all levels of insurance claims, personally assessing the risks and benefits associated with proceeding to trial on cases ranging in exposure from zero to several million dollars. This combination of plaintiff's and defense litigation experience, plus her extensive mediation process training and experience, make Ms. Venner keenly able to maintain control of negotiations and facilitate resolution of cases. Her mediation style assures the parties assess the strenghts and weaknesses of each side's case, and then weigh the costs, risks and benefits of proceeding to trial, versus settlement. Oftentime, she is able to assist the parties in creating options not previously addressed. Ms. Venner conducts her mediations at a location that is convenient to the parties and does not charge for travel time to and from any session held in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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