Southern California Mediators

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Afsar, Amir H., Esq.
(Palm Desert, California)
$400 per hour Coachella Valley. Flat travel fees to Riverside / Orange / Los Angeles / San Diego counties.
Andersen, Robert T., Esq.
$250 per hour 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.
$400/hr Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino Counties
Berman, Scott
(Westlake Village, CA)
$300.00 per hour. Ventura & Los Angeles Counties.
Bollard, William C., Esq.
$400 per hour

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

Online mediation services also available.

Borner, Craig S.
(Orange County - San Clemente)

Mr. Borner will arrange for hearings to be held at a location that is mutually convenient to all parties.

$350 per hour, including 2+ flex time hours of prep time, reasonable extra advisement hours, travel time and arranging a mutually-convenient place for the hearing. Additional hourly fees may be charged to participants who cause excessive delays or require more detailed research, at the discretion of the Mediator. This seldom happens, but any additional potential charges will be discussed on a “case-by-case” basis with the appropriate party.  Most hearings are resolved within the initial 3 hour period charged by the CAR  Mediation Center’s “Fees & Costs” summary, which are typically far less than Arbitration or Litigation costs. Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Bourbeau, Ashley
(Burbank, CA)

Los Angeles county at no additional charge

Other areas for flat travel rate of $125-200:

Orange county

San Bernardino county

Ventura county

Lower Kern county (between LA and Bakersfield area) 

Carlton, Daniel C., Esq.
(Costa Mesa)
$375 per hour/ 3 hour minimum Orange County
Cripe, Donald B., Esq.
(Redlands, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga)
$400 per hour Riverside and San Bernardino counties; southwestern Inland Empire. Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties with IRS-approved mileage fee. Don conducts most mediations in Riverside.
Fassberg, Wendy, Esq.

(Calabasas, Encino)

$400/hr Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino Counties
Friedlander, Dan, Esq.

(Ventura and Los Angeles counties) 

$340/hour Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties (no travel fees). San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties (travel fees incurred). 
Garcia, Steven Ray, Esq.
(Lake Avenue South of the 210 Freeway, Pasadena)
$396 per hour All Southern California Counties. Travel reimbursement of $4 per mile is required for travel of more than 20 miles RT. Online mediation services also available.
Garemore, Margaret, Esq.
(Pasadena, Monrovia, La Canada, Glendora and other office locations in Southern California)
$350 per hour Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego Counties
Goetz, Gisele, Esq.

(Santa Barbara and Camarillo)

$400 per hour Ventura, Santa Barbara counties. Kern and San Luis Obispo counties with a flat travel fee of $350.00
Goode, Thomas B., Esq.
(San Diego)
$325 Hourly/ $1,300 Half Day, up to 4 hours / $2,500 Full Day up to 8 hours

No charge for travel within San Diego County, Flat fee of $300 for travel elsewhere in Southern California. Online mediation services also available.

Gruber, Allen M., Esq.
(San Diego)
$360 hour/$1,250 half-day (4 hours)/$1,800 full-day (7 hours). For 3 or more parties, the fees, respectively, are $1,500 for half-day and $2,100 for full-day. Lunch is provided so that discussions and negotiations can continue without undue interruption; there are no cancellation charges and no charges for travel time and expense or in preparing for the mediation.     San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial Counties
Hyman, Andrew, Esq.
$300 per hour, four 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 per hour 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)
$450/hour. 4 hour minimum. 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 $150.00 per day for conference room rental charges, with the balance, if any, the responsibility of the parties/counsel, payable in advance. Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino Counties
Kermani, Samira, Esq.
(West Los Angeles)
$395 per hour. $4 per mile fee over 40 miles from 90025

Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura. Online mediation services also available.

 Larner, Saul

(Beverly Hills. Associated office locations throughout service areas.)

$400 an hour and down Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino Counties. Will charge a travel fee for San Diego County.
Lepley, Stephen C., Esq.
(Manhattan Beach. Satellite offices available as needed throughout Southern California.)
$375/hour. 4-hour minimum. Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego Counties. Travel to San Diego County will be billed at IRS-approved rate.
Lopez, Star Q., Esq.
(Newport Beach & San Diego)

$360 per hour

$1,065 half-day (4 hours)

$1,770 full-day (6 hours)

Snacks are provided

Orange County and San Diego County. Riverside County and San Bernardino County for a negotiable flat fee based on distance. 

Lucas, Devin R., Esq.

(Newport Beach. Separate, comfortable, bay-view conference rooms, with WiFi, coffee and water are provided as to ensure the most calming experience the circumstances will allow.)

$325/hour. Three or more parties requires a four-hour commitment. Orange County.
Lutringer, Richard, Esq.
(Palm Springs) 
$275/hour Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange Counties. Will travel to Santa Barbara, Ventura, Kern and Imperial Counties for $100/hour travel time.
Lynch, Kenneth, Esq.
$250 per hour

San Diego County  

Online mediation services also available

Makin, Cynthia Cashman, Esq.
1. Office of a Party of their Attorney
2. Mediator's Office: Irvine Spectrum in Orange County or Downtown Los Angeles

$360 per hour

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)  
$350 per hour Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties
Menard, Jean-Paul, Esq.
(Downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Menard will travel to the parties' location if desired for a $200 flat travel fee.)
$325/hour Los Angeles and Orange counties. 
Mirabel, Christine E., Esq.
(Los Angeles)
$350 per hour Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura and Riverside Counties. Online mediation services also available.
Molligan, RJ, Esq. 

(West Hollywood)  

$350 per hour Los Angeles County

Moss, Roger A., Esq.

Only Offers Online Dispute Resolution

$395 per hour, with a four-hour minimum

Serving California and beyond through Online Dispute Resolution

Nguyen, Jimmy
(San Jose)

$400/hour, four-hour minimum, plus one hour for case review/preparation

Mediation space may be provided without charge in San Jose; parties are responsible for providing space otherwise.

Santa Clara County - travel fee included within county

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

LA, OC, SD, Riverside, and Ventura Counties - $500 roundtrip airfare/travel time, plus $400/night for hotel & food 

Page, Christine, Esq.
(Los Angeles)
$400/hour Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County
Pagliassotti, John
(Downtown Los Angeles and City of Orange)  
$350 per hour. No charge for travel within these Southern California Counties (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties).  All of California. Airfare, hotel & ground transportation to be paid by parties for the areas outside of Southern California.
Petlak, Alan S., Esq.
(Century City - Los Angeles)
$400.00 per hour

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

Ross, Barry, Esq.
(Pasadena - Los Angeles. Travel without charge.)
$500/hour 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.

Schmidt, Denise, Esq.

(Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles)

$375/hr Sacramento, Contra Costa, Alameda, Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Schoemaker, Charles, Esq.

(Palm Springs, Rancho Cucamonga and Monrovia. Mr. Schoemaker will travel to the office locations of the involved parties.) 

$300 per hour Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. 
Shultz, Joan
(Los Angeles, Camarillo)
$290 per hour Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County - There are no travel fees.
Smith, David Campbell, Esq.
(Los Angeles - Century City)

Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties with no travel charge. Travel time to other areas, $150 per hour. Online mediation services also available.

Smith, Harold Peter, Esq.
(Primary: Oakland, Los Angeles)
$375 per hour

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. 

Online mediation services available as well.

Sotomayor, Rande, Esq.  


$450 per hour

Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties (no travel charge) 

Santa Barbara, Orange, and San Diego Counties ($500 flat travel fee)

Spile, Steven, Esq.

(Encino, Los Angeles and Temecula)    

Hourly Fee: $175 per side

Travel: Flat $150

Central and Southern California 
Stine, Joseph, L., Esq.

$385 per hour

(4 hour minimum)

San Diego, Orange, Riverside Counties
Stone, Elliott H., Esq.
(Woodland Hills and Orange County)

$650 per hour (4 hour minimum)

Los Angeles and Orange Counties without additional fee. Hourly rate after free hours is $650/hr.

Tabibian, Shirley, Esq.
(San Diego, Offers Online Services)  
$300 an hour 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 per hour Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Thomas, Lane J., Esq.
$350 per hour Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura Counties
Trester, Fredric W., Esq.
(Los Angeles, Irvine)
$375/hour. Mr. Trester will provide the parties with facilities in Los Angeles at no charge. 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 (Four-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)
Hourly Rate $400/Flat Fees and Day Rates Upon Request Los Angeles (and San Fernando Valley locations), Orange, Riverside,
San Bernardino, San Diego Counties
Weiner, Gary, Esq.
(Offices available in all service areas on an as needed basis. Rental expense of offices passed through to parties at cost in all areas other than service area counties.)

Principal offices: Sebastopol, Sonoma County.

Mediation service area without travel charge: Alameda, Napa, San Francisco, Contra Costa County  

Mediation in Los Angeles: no charge for travel time or lodging. Travel expenses charged at cost airfare Santa Rosa to LAX.

All other areas in California no travel charge at flat fee of $2,770.00 (full 8 hour day mediation).

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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