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Name: Richard M. Minkoff
Address: Law Offices of Richard M. Minkoff
  1808 6th Street
  Berkeley, CA 94710

Telephone:(510) 625-1952Fax:(510) 625-1955  
      

Email: minklaw@earthlink.net

Fees: $295 per hour  
Other Costs:  Travel time charged as part of hourly rate.

BAR Number:0052633

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

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Arbitrator since 1981 in san Mateo County Superior Court and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. I have been a judge pro tempore in San Mateo County Superior Court since 1985. I have been counsel for parties in countless arbitrations for nearly three decades.
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U. S. District Court, Northern District of California panel.
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SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment: Business:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency: Probate: Construction: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: 
 Other: Criminal Law

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Several continuing legal education courses in areas checked and mediation and arbitration legal and procedural matters. Problem solving courses when in U.S. Department of Justice.
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Arbitration
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I will adhere to the Evidence Code and appreciate reasonable decorum. However I am not a stickler for procedural niceties, which would interfere with presentation of a party\'s case and hinder a realistic and fair decision from being reached.
Neutral
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I am candid in revealing what I see as the strengths and weaknesses of any case before me. I am also candid and realistic in discussing what results can be expected should the matter proceed to trial and why I reached those reuslts.
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Former attorney in U.S. Department of Justice: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, and prosecutor, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. Former Solano County, Calif. deputy public defender and former member of San Mateo County Private Defender Panel. Criminal defense experience through death penalty homocide and including major league baseball player involving on-field incident. Civil trial experience in state and federal court, including medical malpractice, personal inury and product liability, insurance disputes and general business and real estate construction litigation. Member of California and Colorado state bars. Former board member, Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts and former member, Pride Foundation Legal Referral Panel. Former co-owner, Colorado Heli-Ski, Summit Coutny, Colo. Active writer, screenplays and novels.
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I have been litigating civil and criminal cases in state and federal court since 1975 (and Colorado since 1991). I have seen almost everything imaginable. I have seen judges evolve, usually for the better. My experience over 3 decades adds a helpful dimension to my ability to make decisions fairly and solve problems. I believe in courtesy and understanding at all times.

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