Southern California Mediators

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 1Office location 2Hourly Rate 3Service Area(s)  Online Mediation Available
Afsar, Amir H., Esq.
Palm Desert $400/hr Coachella Valley. Flat travel fees to Riverside / Orange / Los Angeles / San Diego Counties. No

Andersen, Robert T., Esq. 

Riverside $250/hr Riverside, San Bernardino and eastern Los Angeles Counties with no travel fee. Yes
Ayvazi, Rafik, Esq.
Encino $400/hr Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Yes
Berman, Scott
Westlake Village $300/hr Ventura & Los Angeles Counties. Yes

Bollard, William C., Esq.

Irvine $400/hr

Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Flat travel fee of $200 for travel outside of Orange County. 


Borner, Craig S.

San Clemente $350/hr Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Mr. Borner will arrange for hearings to be held at a location that is mutually convenient to all parties. Yes
Bourbeau, Ashley
Burbank $350/hr

Los Angeles County at no additional charge. Other areas for flat travel rate of $200: Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura and Lower Kern Counties (between LA and Bakersfield area).

Cripe, Donald B., Esq.
Redlands, Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga $400/hr, 4-hour minimum Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; southwestern Inland Empire. Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties with IRS-approved mileage fee. Yes
Fassberg, Wendy, Esq. Calabasas and Encino $400/hr Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Friedlander, Dan, Esq. Ventura and Los Angeles Counties $350/hr Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (no travel fees). San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties (travel time billed at hourly rate).  Yes
Garcia, Steven Ray, Esq.
Pasadena $396/hr All Southern California Counties. Travel reimbursement of $4 per mile is required for travel of more than 20 miles RT. Yes
Garemore, Margaret
Pasadena, Monrovia, La Canada, Glendora and other office locations in Southern California $350/hr Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego Counties. Yes
Goetz, Gisele, Esq. Santa Barbara and Camarillo $400/hr Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Kern and San Luis Obispo Counties with a flat travel fee of $350. Yes
Goode, Thomas B., Esq.
San Diego $375/hr / $1,150 Half-Day (up to 4 hours) / $2,650 Full-Day (up to 8 hours)

No charge for travel within San Diego County. Flat fee of $300 for travel elsewhere in Southern California.

Gruber, Allen M., Esq.
San Diego $360/hr / $1,120 Half-Day (4 hours) / $1,800 Full-Day (7 hours). For 3 or more parties: $450/hr / $1,300 Half-Day / $2,100 for Full-Day.  California. Yes
Hyman, Andrew, Esq.
Encino $350/hr, 4-hour minimum Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties. Riverside and San Bernardino Counties with $4 per mile fee and 8-hour minimum. Yes
Jorgensen, Jeanne, Esq.
Irvine $350/hr, 4-hour minimum Orange and Los Angeles Counties within a 40-mile radius of Irvine with no travel fee. Other portions of Los Angeles and Riverside Counties for a negotiable flat fee based on distance.  Yes
Karp, David I., Esq.
Van Nuys $450/hr, 4-hour minimum Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and San Bernardino Counties. Unless the parties/counsel agree to provide their own facilities, Karp will arrange suitable conference room facilities in Van Nuys, if available, and will absorb up to $150 per day for conference room rental charges, with the balance, if any, the responsibility of the parties/counsel, payable in advance. Yes
Kass-Moreno, Laura, Esq. San Diego and Vista $350/hr San Diego County, Orange County Yes
Kermani, Samira, Esq. West Los Angeles $395/hr Throughout the State of California via Zoom online teleconference during COVID-19. Yes
Lepley, Stephen C., Esq.
Manhattan Beach $375/hr, 4-hour minimum Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. Travel to San Diego County will be billed at IRS-approved rate. Satellite offices available as needed throughout Southern California. Yes
Lopez, Star Q., Esq.
Newport Beach

$300/hr, 4-hour minimum

Orange County. San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties for a flat travel fee of $150 per side. Yes

Lucas, Devin R., Esq.

Newport Beach


Three or more parties requires a 4-hour commitment.

Orange County. Separate, comfortable, bay-view conference rooms, with WiFi, coffee and water are provided as to ensure the most calming experience the circumstances will allow. Yes
Lutringer, Richard, Esq.
Palm Springs $275/hr Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties. Will travel to Santa Barbara, Ventura, Kern and Imperial Counties for $100/hr travel time. Yes
Lynch, Kenneth, Esq.
Carlsbad $250/hr

San Diego County. 


Makin, Cynthia Cashman, Esq.

Orange County or Downtown Los Angeles $400/hr

Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego & Riverside Counties - no travel charge. Additional areas available: San Bernardino & Ventura Counties 4-hour minimum plus $250 travel charge.

McDermott, Doug, Esq.
Santa Monica $550/hr Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Yes
Menard, Jean-Paul, Esq.
Downtown Los Angeles $375/hr Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Mr. Menard will travel to the parties' location outside of the Downtown LA area if desired for a $250 flat travel fee. Yes
Mirabel, Christine E., Esq.
Los Angeles $350/hr Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura and Riverside Counties. Yes
Molligan, RJ, Esq. West Hollywood $350/hr Los Angeles County. No

Moss, Roger A., Esq.

San Francisco, Online Dispute Resolution

$300/hr, 4-hour minimum

Serving clients globally through Online Dispute Resolution.

Page, Christine, Esq.
Los Angeles $400/hr Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Counties.
Pagliassotti, John
Downtown Los Angeles and City of Orange $350/hr All of California. Airfare, hotel & ground transportation to be paid by parties for the areas outside of Southern California. No charge for travel within these Southern California Counties (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties).  Yes
Petlak, Alan S., Esq.
Century City $400/hr

West Los Angeles. Mr. Petlak will also travel to Downtown, Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura Counties.

Ross, Barry, Esq.
Pasadena $500/hr Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties. There is no charge for Mr. Ross's travel. Yes
Sanford, Lori B., Esq. Palm Desert $400/hr, 4-hour minimum Riverside, San Bernardino Counties. Yes
Schlueter, David S., Esq. Westlake Village $400/hr Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and Santa Barbara Counties
As far as Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Orange County he would have them at Personal Court Reporters/Veritext. Orange County: Flat travel fee of $300.

Schoemaker, Charles, Esq.

Palm Springs, Rancho Cucamonga and Monrovia $400/hr Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. Arrangements may be made for travel to the office locations of the involved parties, or mutually agreed upon office locations. Yes
Shultz, Joan
Los Angeles and Camarillo $290/hr Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties - There are no travel fees. Yes
Smith, David Campbell, Esq.
Century City $400/hr

Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties with no travel charge. Travel time to other areas, $150/hr.

Smith, Harold Peter, Esq.
Oakland and Los Angeles $375/hr

Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Los Angeles Counties (Glendale, Downtown, Santa Monica). No charge for travel within service areas.  


Sotomayor, Rande, Esq.

Pasadena $500/hr

Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties (no travel charge). Santa Barbara, Orange and San Diego Counties ($500 flat travel fee). Videoconference until further notice.

Spile, Steven, Esq. Encino, Los Angeles and Temecula

$375/hr for two party mediations. $450/hr for three parties or more

Central and Southern California. Travel: Flat $150. Yes
Stine, Joseph, L., Esq.

$385/hr, 4-hour minimum

San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties. Yes
Sullivan, James (Jim) Downtown Los Angeles  $450/hr / Half Day $2,500 / Full Day $4,500 (half day and full day rates include reasonable prep time) Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino Counties. Yes
Tabibian, Shirley
San Diego $300/hr San Diego County, other joint counties (North, East, South), all Indian reservations and Los Angeles Counties. Other counties in the State of California with reimbursement of reasonable travel costs. 
Tessier-Gluzerman, Denise M., Esq. Palm Springs, El Toro and Fullerton $300/hr Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. No
Trester, Fredric W., Esq.
Los Angeles and Irvine


Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Inland Empire, Santa Barbara. Mr. Trester will provide the parties with facilities in Los Angeles and Orange County at no charge. Yes
Trott, Dominic
Marina del Rey

$375/hr, 4-hour minimum. $300/hr for disputes less than $10,000.

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino Counties.

Wallack, Gordon Reid, Esq.
Encino $400/hr Los Angeles (and San Fernando Valley locations), Orange, Riverside,
San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.
Watts III, Thomas C., Esq. Anaheim Hills $450/hr Orange County and North Riverside County. Yes

1Office location is the location of the mediator's office where mediations may be held.

2The hourly rate for the first two hours for all mediators is $200 per hour. See Fees & Costs for general fee requirements that apply to all mediations. See mediator profile for full details.

3Unless otherwise noted, Service Area(s) are those locations the mediator will travel to without charge for travel fees and costs, provided the parties have arranged for suitable conference space for the entire day of the mediation. In general, suitable conference space will include access to a separate conference room for each party to the mediation in a quiet environment where confidentiality may reasonably be maintained.


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