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Name: Dana Curtis
Address: 116 Caledonia Street
  Sausalito, CA 94965

Telephone:(415) 331-5158Fax:(415) 331-5309  
      

Email: curtismediation@comcast.net

Fees: $450 per hour  
Other Costs:  No charge for travel withn the Bay Area

BAR Number:0132474

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

Mediation
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Ms. Curtis has mediated nearly 2,000 cases in all areas since 1991. Substantive areas include: business partnership and shareholder disputes, civil rights, disability access, education, employment and labor (discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse, wrongful termination), environmantal, family, family disputes, (divorce, pre-and post -marital agreements) and unmarried partnerships, insurance, intellectual property, partittion actions, personal injury, probate, prodcut liability, professional malparctice, real property and securites. Recognized as on of the \"Top 50\" neutrals in California by the Los Angelels Daily Journal.
Mediation
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Ms. Curtis has been a participant in hundreds of hours of mediation training, including the following:
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (2day training)
-Two-day panel mediation trianing with Michael Lewis and Linda Singer
-Harvard Program on Negotiation, Cambridge, Massachusetts (5-day training) in and Gary Friedman
-Center for Mediation in Law, Mill Valley, CA ( 100+ hours, introductory and advance courses
She has extensive experience as teacher of mediation, including the following:
-Stanford Law School, Lecturer in Law, Mediation Seminar, Gould Center for Conflict Resolution Programs
-University of Rome., La Sapienza and Hamline University School of Law, Rome, Mediating International Business Disputes
-Courts of Appeal, First, Second and Third Appellate Districts, five-day Appellate Mediation training programs, for over 500 lawyers.
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SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment:xBusiness:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency:xProbate:xConstruction: 
 Medical Malpractice:xEnvironmental:xInsurance:xSecurities:x
 Product Liability:xLandlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:x 
 Accoutings:Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts:x
 Other:  

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MA, English, University of Montana
Mediation
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Ms Curtis consults with counsel prior to the mediation to develop and approach that fits each individual dispute. She has mastery of facilitation skills, including working effectively in highly charged emotional situations. She is also particularly effective in assisting parties to analyze and evaluate their alternatives to settlement and develop effective negotiation strategies to reach agreement.
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Dana Crutis has been a full-time mediator since 1991 and a teacher of mediation since 1988. In her Sausalito practie, she mediates a wide range of business and commercial, personal injury, probate, employment and family and unmarried partner disputes.
Ms. Curtis also served as circuit Mediator with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has extensive experience as a teacher of mediation, including Stanford Law School as a Lecturer in Law; University of Rome, La Sapienza/Hamline University School of Law, Rome, teaching Mediating International Busienss Disputes; and the Court of Appeal, First, Second and Third Appellate Districts, training over 500 lawyers in their five-day Appellate Mediation Training.
Prior to becoming a mediator, Ms. Curtis practiced employment and business litigation with McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in San Jose and San Franciso.
The Daly Journal recognized Ms. Curtis as a \"Top 50\" California neutral.

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