I have practiced law for 32 years and been a trial attorney since 1989. My experience in the court system leads me to believe that in many cases mediation is a better alternative to court action.
For the last 20 years I have maintained a solo practice, emphasizing resolution of business and real estate disputes through mediation, arbitration, or trial. In keeping with court statistics, over 90% of the cases I have handled reached settlement. I realized that, by mediating early in the process, the parties could save a great deal in attorney’s fees, and be spared prolonged anguish and frustration.
To better focus on mediation I obtained extensive training from the University of California at Santa Barbara and the non-profit Conflict Solutions Center and have been professionally mediating since 2014.
UC Santa Barbara Extension
– Certificate in Mediation and Dispute Resolution
Conflict Solutions Center
– Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills
Southern California Mediation Association
– Mentor Program
Philosophy: Chances are your case will get settled. Over 95% of them are. Might as well do it before you and your money are exhausted.