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Name: Justice Laurence D. Kay
Address: ADR Services, Inc
  100 First Street, 27th Floor
  San Francisco, CA 94105

Telephone:(415) 772-0900Fax:(415) 772-0960  
      

Email: kay@adrservices.org

Fees: $550 per hour  
Other Costs:  $150/party administrative fee for mediations
$250/party administrative fee for ENE/arbitrations
$250 flat disclosure check fee for ENE/arbitrations

BAR Number:0034684

Attorney:  Non-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator:         Retired Judge/Justice: x

Mediation
Experience:


 
I have been doing mediation, arbitration and complex case management full time since I retired from the bench in September 2005. In the past 12 months I have worked on over 40 cases, many of which require multiple days.
Mediation
Training:


 
I completed Steve Rosenberg's mediation course while I was Probate Judge in San Francisco.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
I have arbitrated 2 binding arbitrations in the past 12 months
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
I have handled 1 Neutral Evaluation in the private sector as of April 2008.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


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

Other
Education:


 
1954-1958 UC Berkeley, Bachelor Degree in Economics
1960-1963 Boalt Hall school of Law, Juris Doctor
Mediation
Approach:


 
I use both a facilitative/nondirective and evaluative/directive approach, sometimes within the same mediation, as I see opportunities to settle the dispute.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
I handle arbitration like a "mini trial". Depending on the requests of counsel and the scope of the dispute, I can make adjustments to increase/decrease the formality of the proceedings.
Neutral
Approach:


 
As of April 2008, I have not had the opportunity to serve a a neutral evluator.
Other
Information:


 
I possess and inactive B-1 contractors licensce. For more information, references and articles, please call Dorene Kanh at ADR Servies (415) 772-0900 or refer to:http://www.adrservices.org/neutral/laurence-kay.php
Brief
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In 2007, I was featured on the front page of The Recorder for the $96 million cash settlement of Smokless Tobacco antitrust cases, which involved anti-competitive practices and Sherman anti-trust violantions. The settlement resolved claims that US Tobacco engaged in "extensive restrictive and exclusionary acts" to eliminate competition for moist snuff.
I have drawn upon my past experience as the Presiding Judge of the San Francisco Probate Court to mediate numerous contentious probate and trust cases. Over 25% of my caseload involves mediations of these disputes, often involving signifcant estates. The settlements reached have involved the distribution of over $100 million worth of land and other assets amongst the litigants in 2007 alone.
I have also served as Discovery Referee on a number of complex Insurance Coverage and Construction related disputes.
I welcome the opportunity to assist the court and counsel in the expeditious resolution of thier disputes.

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