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Name: Robert S. Luft
Address: 160 West Santa Clara St., Suite 1150
  San Jose, CA 95128

Telephone:(408) 288-2240Fax:(408) 295-5267  
      

Email: rluft@jamsadr.com

Fees: $375 per hour  
Other Costs:  Administrative Fee: $150.00 per party

BAR Number:0036441

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

Mediation
Experience:


 
Santa Clara Superior Court and private mediations for over 12 years
Mediation
Training:


 
Intermediate, advanced and construction defect programs at Pepperdine University. Specialized trianing from the California Court of Appeal, U.S. District Court and The American Health Lawyers Association.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
I have arbitrated civil disputes as a sole party attorney for over 15 years.
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
Have served and evaluated bodily injury, insurance, and medical malpractice cases for the United States District Court and San Mateo County Superior Court.
Settlement
Conference
Experience:

I have served as a Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem for Santa Clara Superior Court for over 15 years and have mediated private cases.

SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment:xBusiness: Real Estate: 
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency: Probate: Construction: 
 Medical Malpractice:xEnvironmental: Insurance:xSecurities: 
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Elder Abuse, Health care

Other
Education:


 
University of South Carolina - BA 1958
Hastings College of the Law - LLB 1964
Mediation
Approach:


 
I use a fair, balanced and positive facilitative approcah to mediation. I will become evaluative when the parties or attorneys request or expect it.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
I conduct a fair and impartial arbitration in accord with JAMS ethical standards, rules and procedures.
Neutral
Approach:


 
I evaluate the facts, issues and applicable law and provide an evaluation that will hopefully help to settle the case at the appropriate time.
Other
Information:


 
I was a civil trial lawyer for 40 years. I tried and arbitrated medical malpractice, legal malpractice, insurance related, and large personal injury cases. I have gained the experience, trianing and reputation to resolve cases fairly, creatively and effectively thourgh the ADR process. I reside in San Mateo County and am a memeber of the San Mateo Bar Assciation.
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Resume available upon request.

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