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Name: Philip Keith
Address: 354 Pine Street, Third Floor
  San Francisco, CA 94104

Telephone:(415) 433-1790Fax:(415) 986-4056  
      

Email: psk@pkeithlaw.com

Fees: $200 per hour   to   $550 per hour
Other Costs:  None except as agreed by parties

BAR Number:0039200

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
More than 150 mediations in business, real property, probate, landlord-tenant and employment matters.
Mediation
Training:


 
U. S. District Court, July 1994; Stanford University - Negotiations Skills - 1994; Basic Mediation Training, American Academy of Attorney Mediators, 1994; Advanced Mediation, Pepperdine University; - 1997; Advanced Mediation, U. S. District Court, 1998; Appellate Mediation, California First District Court of Appeal - 2000; Continuing Education Programs by the First District Court of Appeal and United States District Court.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
More than 100 arbitrations in all areas of civil litigation.
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
About 25 early neutral evaluations for the U.S. District Court in complex matters.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury: Employment:xBusiness:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency:xProbate:xConstruction: 
 Medical Malpractice: Environmental: Insurance: Securities: 
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:Conservatorships/Guardianships:Wills/Trusts:x
 Other:  

Other
Education:


 
Mediation
Approach:


 
Primarily directive and evaluative; although, I use facilitative techniques when appropriate.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
I apply applicable substantive law and rules of evidence unless the parties agree to another procedure. The sessions are usually informal.
Neutral
Approach:


 
I rely on the parties\' briefs to provide the basic framework for evaluating the case and use the session to add additional factual information required to complete the process. I consider all sides in reaching an evaluation.
Other
Information:


 
I like to have pre-session telephone conferences with the attorneys to assist in a productive session.
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I have been involved in civil litigation for more than 40 years. I am a firm believer in ADR procedures as an effective and effcient means to settle disputes before and during litigation. ADR procedures leads to resolutions which are faster, less expensive, more creative and better tailored to all parties\' interests. It is the exception that a case may not be resolved through ADR.

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