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Name: Brian McDonald
Address: McDonald & Mannion
  Pier 9, #100
  San Francisco, CA 94111

Telephone:(415) 956-0211Fax:(415) 981-4434  
      

Email: brian@brianmediator.com

Fees: $475 per hour  
Other Costs:  None
Fees: 1/2 day $2,375 or 1 day $4,750 deposit to Trust account-unused balance fefundable. No charge for travel time.

BAR Number:0000000

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
Brian has mediated more than 800 matters, both at the trial and appellate level with emphaisis on trust, probate, and family law (prenuptial, postnuptial and dissolutions.) Brian has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 27 years.
Mediation
Training:


 
Three to five day programs:
Victims of Violent Crimes (36 hours, 2002)
PEER Mediation - Conflict Mangement (24 hours, 2000)
First District Court of Appeals (20 hours, 2000)
Academy of Family Mediators (Chicago, 1999)
REDRESS Training - United States Postal Service (1998)
Resourceful Mediation - Advanced Mediation Skills (20 hours, 1995)
Mastering Conflict Resolution (40 hours, 1994)
Northern California Mediation Center (40 hours, 1992)
American Arbitration Association (1998)
Note: Numerous other hour to eight hours training programs
Arbitration
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Settlement
Conference
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SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment: Business: Real Estate: 
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency: Probate: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: Family Disputes

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Mediation
Approach:


 
While my philosophy is facilitative, each matter is different. I speak with each side (counsel and client on a conference call) prior to the mediation, and thereafter propose an approach that is particular to their case, and agreeable to both sides. Joint sessions are my preferred method to identify and even resolve issues. Private sessions with shuttling back and forth by the mediator, however, may be the only productive method in certain cases.
Arbitration
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Neutral
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Brian McDonald obtained an undergraduate degree in finance at USC and his law degree at the University of San Francisco School of Law. He has practiced for 37 years. In the last 17 years, he has focused on mediation, first with the American Arbitration Association and from 2004 to the present with ADR Services in San Francisco.
Brian was an adjunct professor at USF Law School in the mid 1990\'s. He has been a certified Family Law Specialist for 27 years. In addition to family law cases, Brian mediates personal injury, business, probate, and trust matters at both the trial and appellate levels.
See wbstie www.brianmediator.com for articles and testimonials.

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