Southern California Mediators

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( 1Office location)

2Hourly Rate

3Service Area(s)

Afsar, Amir H., Esq.
(Palm Desert)  


 Coachella Valley. Flat travel fees to Riverside / Orange / Los Angeles / San Diego counties.

Andersen, Robert T., Esq.


Riverside, San Bernardino and eastern Los Angeles Counties with no travel fee. San Diego, Orange and
Los Angeles Counties for a flat travel fee of $100 unless major traffic is anticipated.

Ayvazi, Rafik, Esq.


 Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino Counties

 Berman, Scott
(Westlake Village)


Ventura and Los Angeles Counties 

Bollard, William C.


$200 Flat travel fee for any travel outside of Orange County

 Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties

 Borner, Craig S.

(San Clemente)


Flat travel fee of $150 for any travel outside of Orange County

Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties 

Carlton, Daniel C., Esq.

(Costa Mesa) 


(Three-hour minimum) 

Orange County  

Cripe, Donald B.
, Esq.
(Redlands & Rancho Cucamonga) 


RIverside and San Bernardino Counties; southwestern Inland Empire. Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties with IRS-approved mileage fee. 

 Fassberg, Wendy, Esq. (Calabasas & Encino)


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

Friedlander, Dan, Esq.

(Ventura and Los Angeles counties)

$340  Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Travels to San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties for an additional fee. 

Garcia, Steven RayEsq.


Unavailable until: 6/3/19


All Southern California Counties. Travel reimbursement of $4 per mile for travel more than 50 miles from Pasadena.    

Garemore, Margaret
(Offices in all Service Area Counties)


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

 Goetz, Gisele, Esq.
(Santa Barbara)


 Ventura, Santa Barbara counties. Los Angeles county if conference space is provided.

 Goode, Thomas B., Esq.
(San Diego, Centrally located with free parking)

 $325 Hourly / $1,300 Half Day up to 4 hours / $2,500 Full Day up to 8 hours 

Southern California

Gruber, Allen M., Esq.
(San Diego)

$395 hour/$1,140 half-day (4 hours)/$1,800 full-day (6 hours) – there is a 4 hour minimum. Lunch is provided, and there are no charges for travel time and expense or preparing for the mediation. 

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside,
San Bernardino, Imperial, San Diego Counties 

Howe, Marlynn, Esq.

Unavailable until: 9/1/2019



 Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego Counties with no travel fee. San Bernardino County for flat travel fee of $150.

Hyman, Andrew, Esq.

(4 hour minimum)

 Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties. Riverside and San Bernardino Counties with $4 per mile fee and eight hour minimum.

Jorgensen, Jeanne, Esq.
$350  Orange County and Los Angeles County within a 40-mile radius of Irvine with no travel fee. Other portions of Los Angeles County and Riverside County for a negotiable flat fee based on distance.

 Karp, David I., Esq.
(Van Nuys)


(4 hour minimum)

Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino Counties 

 Kermani, Samira, Esq.
(West Los Angeles)


Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura Counties with $4 per mile fee over 40 miles from 90025.


Online mediation services also available

Lai, Edward, Esq.
 $385 San Francisco, Marin, Solano, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Sonoma, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Yolo and Sacramento counties without charge for travel time. Willing to travel to all other counties in the state of CA for reimbursement of reasonable travel costs and a flat travel fee of $200.00.

Lepley, Stephen C., Esq.
(Manhattan Beach)

(4 hour minimum)

 Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego Counties. Travel to San Diego County will be billed at IRS-approved rate.

Lucas, Devin R., Esq.
(Newport Beach)


Orange and Los Angeles Counties 

Lynch, Kenneth, Esq.   (Carlsbad)


San Diego County  


Online mediation services also available

 Macneil, Sayre, Esq.
(Santa Barbara) 


Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo 

McDermott, Doug, Esq.
(Santa Monica)  
 $350 Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties 

 Menard, Jean-Paul, Esq.
(Downtown Los Angeles)


Los Angeles and Orange counties. Mr. Menard will travel to the parties' location if desired for a $200 flat travel fee.

Mirabel, Christine E., Esq.


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

Molligan, RJ, Esq.
(West Hollywood)  


Los Angeles County   

Moss, Roger A., Esq.

Online Dispute Resolution


4 hour minimum

Serving California and beyond through Online Dispute Resolution 
 Nguyen, Jimmy
(San Jose)


4hr minimum

Santa Clara County - travel fee included within county

San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Cruz - $200/hr travel fee

Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, Ventura Counties - $500 roundtrip airfare/travel time, plus $400/night for hotel and food

Page, Christine, Esq.
(Los Angeles)


Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties 

Petlak, Alan S., Esq.
(Los Angeles) 


 Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties 

Ross, Barry, Esq.


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

 Scheg, Nathan, Esq.
 $350 Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. All other California counties for reimbursement of reasonable travel costs and a flat travel fee of $175.00. Travel fee is waived for full day mediations. 

Schoemaker, Charles, Esq., (Rancho Cucamonga and Monrovia)  


Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange Counties   

Shultz, Joan
(Los Angeles, Camarillo)


Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Counties. There are no travel fees.  

Smith, David Campbell, Esq.
(Los Angeles) 

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


Online mediation services also available

Smith, Harold Peter, Esq.
(Oakland, Los Angeles)

$375  Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Los Angeles counties. No Charge for travel within service areas.

Sotomayor, Rande, Esq.


Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties no travel fee.  Santa Barbara, Orange and San Diego, $500 travel fee  

 Spile, Steven, Esq.
(Encino, Los Angeles, and Temecula)
 $350 Central and Southern California 

Stine, Joseph L., Esq.


(4 hour minimum)

San Diego, Orange, Riverside Counties 

 Stone, Elliott H., Esq.
(Woodland Hills and Orange County)


(4 hour minimum)

 Los Angeles and Orange Counties without additional fee

Tabibian, Shirley, Esq.

(San Diego, Online Services)

$250  San Diego County, all Indian reservations, and Los Angeles counties. Other counties in CA with reimbursement of reasonable travel costs.

 Tessier-Gluzerman, Denise M., Esq. (Palm Springs, El Toro and Fullerton)


Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties 

 Thomas, Lane J., Esq.
(Pasadena, Whittier)


Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside,
San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura Counties 

Trester, Fredric W.,
(Los Angeles, Irvine)


 Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Inland Empire, Santa Barbara

Trott, Dominic
(Marina del Rey, Local realtor associations by request based on property location)

$375 per hour (4 hour minimum commitment). $300 per hour for disputes less than $10,000. Mediation preparation including document review, initial calls and travel time in excess of 2 hours to be billed at $200 per hour. 

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

Wallack, Gordon Reid, Esq.
Encino (San Fernando Valley)  


Los Angeles (and San Fernando Valley locations), Orange, Riverside,
San Bernardino, San Diego Counties 

Weiner, Gary, Esq.
(Offices in all Service Area Counties)


Sebastopol, Sonoma County, Mendocino, Napa, Lake, Emeryville, San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano Counties and Los Angeles Counties without travel fee. Elsewhere in California without travel fee if parties guarantee 8 hours mediation

 Woodwark, Lorraine, Esq. (San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and Ventura)


 Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties


Online mediation services also available

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 $175 per hour. See Fees & Costs for general fee requirements that apply to all mediations.

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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