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Name: William J. Diffenderfer
Address: 2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd # 4337
  San Ramon, CA 94583

Telephone:(925) 588-1361Fax:(866) 425-3460  
      

Email: Bill@woodruffdrc.com

Fees: $290 per hour  
Other Costs:  None. No charges for travel or travel-related expenses.
Fees split between the parties.

BAR Number:0107963

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
Mediation participant in hundreds of cases over 26-year career in civil litigation. From 1990 to 2008, Mediator in approximately 75 matters; as of January 2009 engaged in full time ADR work.
Mediation
Training:


 
47 hours of specialized mediation training, including Rosenberg 40 hour course.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Arbitration participant (various forms of arbitration) in dozens of matters over litigation career dating to 1983. As of April 2009, Arbitrator of approximately 25 matters.
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
Contra Costa County Neutral Evaluation program; Day of Trial Settlement Mentor.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment: Business: Real Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency: Probate: Construction:x
 Medical Malpractice:xEnvironmental: Insurance: Securities: 
 Product Liability:xLandlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Professional Liability: Dental, Real Estate Agent/Broker, Insurance Agent/Broker, Architects & Engineers.

Other
Education:


 
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. (with honors) 1979
University of Oregon, J.D. 1982.
Rosenberg Mediation Training 2009.
Mediation
Approach:


 
I will tailor my approach to whatever method is required by the parties or to resolve the dispute. I expect to start most mediations in a facilitative fashion; while many are resolved in this mode, others are best resolved when I take a more evaluative/directive role with the individual parties. Whichever method is utilized, it is ultimately the parties that will decide how and when to resolve their dispute.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
Unless agreed otherwise, evidence received as it would be in Court and any decisions are made based on the law and evidence presented, based on what I believe a local judge or jury would decide.
Neutral
Approach:


 
I consider all facts and factors, ask questions of and challenge the participants regarding potential outcomes, and inform parties of my view based on these and my experience.
Other
Information:


 
ADR Panelist in various counties; I travel to wherever the parties need my services.
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