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Name: Steven G. Cohen
Address: Law Offices Of Steven G. Cohen
  3600 W. Bayshore Road, Suite 201
  Palo Alto, CA 94303

Telephone:(650) 251-9009Fax:(650) 251-9099  
      

Email: steve.cohen@scohen-law.com

Fees: $400 per hour  
Other Costs:  None

BAR Number:0111291

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
I have mediated over 150 cases in the last 10 years and settled numerous cases involving real estate, construction defects, employment disputes, intellectual property issues, partnership disputes, personal injury, complex business cases, etc. I have served as a Pro Tem Settlement Judge for Santa Clara County for approximately 15 years.
Mediation
Training:


 
Pepperdine Institute for Dispute Resolution--Mediation Skills Course (3 days); Attorney-Mediators Institute--Mediation Training (40 hours); Court of Appeal Mediation Training (17 hours)
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
I have served as a Pro Tem Settlement Judge in numerous cases including complex business disputes, personal injury, employment, intellectual property, real estate and construction cases.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


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

Other
Education:


 
JD from University of California at Davis (1983)
BA in Political Science and Psychology from UC Irvine (1980)
Mediation
Approach:


 
In my experience, different styles work in different situations. It often depends on the lawyers and the parties. I generally begin in a facilitative/nondirective way and move towards a more evaluative/directive style if appropriate.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
Neutral
Approach:


 
Other
Information:


 
Reference Include:
John Toker--Mediation Program Administrator for First District Court of Appeal (415) 865-7375
Ken Van Vleck (Thoits, Love Hershberger & McLean) (650) 327-4200
Read Ambler (JAMS - San Jose) (408) 288-2240
Bob Yorio (Carr & Ferrell) (650) 812-3453
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Resume available upon request.

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