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Name: Shirish Gupta
Address: Flashpoint Mediation
  1900 S. Norfolk St., Suite 350
  San Mateo, CA 94403

Telephone:(650) 539-4019    
      

Email: sgupta@flashpointmediation.com

Fees: $550 per hour  
Other Costs:  

BAR Number:0205584

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
I have been mediating professionally since 2008 and am a 3-time Super Lawyers' Rising Star in ADR. I serve on 15 mediation panels throughout the state, including all three federal district courts with a mediation program, the Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Superior Courts, the DFEH and several bar associations.
Mediation
Training:


 
I am a certified mediator and received my training from BASF, AAA, SF Superior, the Northern District, and Eastern District. In addition, I am a published author on mediation confidentiality and train other neutrals at the State Bar Annual Meeting and Solo and Small Firm Summit.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
I have been arbitrating professionally since 2011 and currently serve on several county bar association fee arbitration panels and on the Kaiser Permanente Arbitration System's panel.
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
I have practiced general civil litigation since 1999 with large law firms and small. In addition, I have first-chaired a trial in San Mateo County and an arbitration.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment:xBusiness:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency:xProbate: Construction:x
 Medical Malpractice:xEnvironmental:xInsurance: Securities:x
 Product Liability:xLandlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:x 
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Mortgage Fraud, Consumer Fraud, B&P 17200 & 17500, Tax

Other
Education:


 
UC Berkeley, B.A.
University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
Mediation
Approach:


 
My goal is to help the parties reach settlement at the mediation or help narrow the issues so that they can settle soon thereafter. I employ a facilitative style and offer my evaluation to the extent that I believe will help the parties reach settlement. I never convert my mediation into an arbitration.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
I believe in due process and that each party needs to be able to present its case. So, I defer the case presentation to the parties and ask clarifying questions. I rule based on the evidence and do not split the difference.
Neutral
Approach:


 
Like in arbitration, I defer the parties to present their best evidence and ask clarifying questions. Even after the ENE session, I ask follow-up questions until I've given my report.
Other
Information:


 
Recipient of the American Arbitration Association's Higginbotham Fellowship and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's Best Under 40 Award.
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