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Northern California Mediators

Name
 1Office location 2Hourly Rate 3Service Area(s) Online Mediation
Available
Buccieri, Robert, Esq. Burlingame $425/hr All Northern and Central California Counties. Yes
Cherry, James J., Esq.
Sonora

$385/hr for two-party mediations. $450/hr for multiple party mediations.

All Northern California Counties. Services available in all counties with travel time fee at $125/hr in each direction.

Yes
Christopherson, Dean A., Esq. Walnut Creek $300/hr, 4-hour minimum During pandemic, all mediations will be conducted via Zoom. Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, Napa, Marin, San Joaquin, San Francisco and Stanislaus counties (with no charge for travel after pandemic). Will conduct mediations Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa counties (with travel charge of $75 per hour for in person mediations, waived for mediation of eight or more hours, after pandemic has passed). Yes
Corsaut, Matthew A., Esq. Sacramento, Rancho Cordova and Folsom $300/hr  Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, San Joaquin, Yolo, Nevada, Solano, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Alameda, Stanislaus and Napa Counties. $100 per hour travel charge for counties outside of Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Amador. Yes
Graceffa, Deb, Esq. Oakland

$450/hr, 4-hour minimum

Anywhere in State of California via Zoom or related on-line platforms. In person mediations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Solano, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Yes
Hare, Jeffrey B., Esq.
San Jose         $400/hr              Travel time within Santa Clara County included; Travel time to locations in San Mateo or Monterey Counties charged one way at hourly rate. Service outside of these areas is negotiable. Conference room charges extra unless provided. Yes
Hildreth, Jim W.
Sonora and Oakland $325/hr

San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley & Mother Lode Regions, including Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Humboldt, Fresno, Glenn, Marin, Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Solano, Tulare, Tuolumne & Yolo Counties. Travel Fee $100/hr, RT or negotiated by distance.

Yes
Karp, Steven
Burlingame $300/hr

San Francisco Bay Area: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Marin Counties. Sonoma County, $100 travel fee. 

Yes
Lai, Edward, Esq.
Oakland $425/hr   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 mediate disputes under this Program to all other counties in the state of California for reimbursement of reasonable travel costs and a flat travel fee of $200. Yes
Marks, E. David, Esq.
Mountain View $475/hr Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Napa and Alameda Counties.  Yes
Moss, Roger A., Esq. San Francisco, Online Dispute Resolution $300/hr, 4-hour minimum

Serving clients globally through Online Dispute Resolution.

Yes
Nguyen, Jimmy, Esq.
San Jose (parties to provide mediation space)

$400/hr, 4-hour minimum

Santa Clara County - travel fee included within county. San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda and Santa Cruz Counties - $200 travel fee. LA, OC, SD, Riverside and Ventura Counties - $500 roundtrip airfare/travel time.

Yes

Price, Jim, Esq.

Conference rooms available in all in-person service locations $275/hr All counties throughout California via Zoom or similar platform; In-person mediations in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Solano. Willing to travel to the following counties for a fee: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Napa, Placer, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba. Yes
Rosenberg, Steven, Esq.
Affiliated offices in all Service Area counties

$475/hr for two party mediations. $500/hr for three party mediations.

San Francisco; Marin; Alameda; Contra Costa; San Mateo; Santa Clara; Sonoma; Solano & Napa Counties. 

Yes
Sanders, Gary, Esq. San Francisco, Meeting sites available in all Service Areas $350/hr In-person mediations in all Bay Area counties,
plus Sacramento, Napa, Sonoma, San Joaquin, Shasta and Fresno counties.
Yes
Scheg, Nathan, Esq.
Offices in all Service Area Counties $350/hr

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. Travel fee is waived for full day mediations. 

Yes
Schwartz, Allan, Esq.
San Francisco $275/hr Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma Counties. Other locations possible upon request. Yes
Sher, Malcolm, Esq.
Office space available in all Service Areas

$350/hr

Deposit of $4,000 split between parties. Unused fees are promptly refunded. Additional fees are invoiced and paid within ten days of invoicing.

Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Solano and Sonoma Counties. $100 travel charge for mediations more than 75 miles from San Ramon. Yes
Smith, Harold Peter, Esq.
Oakland $500/hr

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

Yes

Vencill, William C., Esq.

Lafayette $400/hr Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda Counties. No charge for travel within the service areas for 30 minutes or less of travel time in each direction. Additional conference facilities available in Walnut Creek. Yes
Weiner, Gary, Esq.  Sebastopol

$475/hr

Deposit required: $4,500

Mediation service area without travel charge: Alameda, Napa, San Francisco and Contra Costa Counties. 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). Two night’s lodging at location passed through at cost.

Yes

 

Central California Mediators

Name
 1Office location 2Hourly Rate 3Service Area(s) Online Mediation Available
Cook, Russell D., Esq.  Fresno $400/hr Will not charge for travel to Fresno, Madara, Merced, Mariposa, Kings and Tulare Counties. Travel fees for all other counties. Yes
Daunt, Philip J., Esq.
Monterey $400/hr Monterey, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, San Mateo and Alameda Counties. $200/hr for travel time if mediation session is not conducted at Mr. Daunt's office. Yes
Hazelton, M. Troy, Esq. Fresno $225/hr Fresno, Tulare, Madera and Merced Counties. Yes
Price, Jim, Esq. Conference rooms available in all in-person service locations $275/hr All counties throughout California via Zoom or similar platform; In-person mediations in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Solano. Willing to travel to the following counties for a fee: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Napa, Placer, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.
Yes
Sanders, Gary, Esq. San Francisco and meeting sites available in all Service Areas $350/hr In-person mediations in all Bay Area counties, plus Sacramento, Napa, Sonoma, San Joaquin, Shasta and Fresno counties. Yes

 

Southern California Mediators

Name
 1Office location 2Hourly Rate 3Service Area(s) Online Mediation Available
Afsar, Amir H., Esq.
Palm Desert

$450/hr

½ Day: 5 Hour Minimum (includes 1 hour preparation and 4 hours session): $2,250

Travel time billed at ½ hourly rate plus costs. No Charge in the Coachella Valley. Yes

Andersen, Robert T., Esq. 

Riverside $250/hr Riverside, San Bernardino and eastern Los Angeles Counties with no travel fee. Currently available only for Zoom mediations. Yes
Berman, Scott
Westlake Village $300/hr Ventura & Los Angeles Counties.  Yes

Bollard, William C., Esq.

Irvine $450/hr

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

Yes

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).

Yes

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
DiJulio, David, Esq. Los Angeles and Glendale $400/hr LA, Orange, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Bernardino and Napa Yes
Fassberg, Wendy, Esq. Calabasas and Encino $400/hr, 4-hour minimum Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 
Yes

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 $395/hr, 4-hour minimum 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.

Yes
Gruber, Allen M., Esq.
San Diego $450/hr / $1,300 Half-Day (4 hours) / $2,300 Full-Day (7 hours).  If virtual, all of California. If in-person, San Diego, Orange, and Imperial Counties. 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.

Currently unavailable to accept new matters in July 2022

Irvine $375/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. Karp prefers to conduct mediation sessions on Zoom; if not on Zoom but in-person, the parties/counsel will provide their own facilities, if they have them (and they are suitable with separate breakout rooms), or they will arrange and pay for suitable rental conference rooms at their own expense and not at the expense of the mediator.            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.

Currently unavailable to accept new matters in August 2022

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

$325/hr

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 $330/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, North County Coastal $300/hr

San Diego County.

Yes
Makin, Cynthia Cashman, Esq.
Orange County and 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.

Yes
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
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 and Ventura Counties.

Yes
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 $600/hr, 5-hour minimum - 4 hours for half day mediation plus 1 hour for review of briefs Riverside, San Bernardino Counties. Yes
Schlueter, David S., Esq. Westlake Village $500/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. Yes

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
Sheikh, Nisa San Diego $200/hr

San Diego, Carlsbad | Chula Vista | Coronado.
• Del Mar | El Cajon | Encinitas
• Escondido | Imperial Beach | La Mesa
• Lemon Grove | National City | Oceanside.
• Poway | San Diego | San Marcos
• Santee | Solana Beach | Vista| Scripps Ranch| La Mesa

For a fee of $50 (flat fee), I can travel to Riverside and the Desert Cities (Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Indio, Desert Hot
Springs, Joshua Tree).

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.

Yes

Sotomayor, Rande, Esq.

Pasadena $500/hr

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

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

$375/hr for 2 parties.

$450/hr for 3 parties or more.

$450/hr for 2 parties for in-person mediation.

$550/hr for 3 parties or more for in-person mediation.

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

$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.   Yes
Tessier-Gluzerman, Denise M., Esq. Palm Springs, El Toro and Fullerton $300/hr Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Yes
Trester, Fredric W., Esq.
Los Angeles and Irvine $400/hr Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Inland Empire, Santa Barbara. Mr. Trester will provide the parties with facilities in Los Angeles at no charge. For mediations at Mr. Trester’s Orange County office, there is charge of $200 an hour for 2 hours of travel time. Yes

Trott, Dominic 

Marina del Rey $400/hr, 4-hour minimum Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino Counties. Yes
Wallack, Gordon Reid, Esq.
Encino $400/hr Los Angeles (and San Fernando Valley locations), Orange, Riverside,
San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. 
Yes
Watts III, Thomas C., Esq. Anaheim Hills $450/hr Orange County and North Riverside County. Yes


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

2 The 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.

3 Unless 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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