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Office location) 

2Hourly Rate

3Service Area(s)

 Anaya, Robert J., Esq.


 San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties without travel charge. Other counties in the East Bay Area, Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Central California counties, $100 per hour travel time.

Anscher, Barbara M., Esq.  (Berkeley/Oakland)


Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and Marin Counties with no travel fee. Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties for a negotiable travel fee. 

Brewer, Peter N.,
Esq. (Palo Alto)


Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. San Francisco and Alameda Counties with $100 travel charge. 

Cherry, James J., Esq.



Bay Area to Sierra Foothills and Sacramento to Fresno. $100 travel time in each direction if the mediation takes place away from my office.


Daunt, Philip J., Esq.




Monterey, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, San Mateo and Alameda Counties. $200 per hour travel charge for mediations not held at Monterey office location.

 Ellwein, Lola, Esq.


 Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma and Sutter Counties. $100 per hour travel fee.

Hare, Jeffrey B., Esq.
(San Jose)

$375 if parties provide their own conference facilities; otherwise $400

Santa Clara county with no charge. San Mateo or Monterey county charged one way at hourly mediation rate. Other areas negotiable.

 Hildreth, Jim W.


 San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley & Mother Lode Regions, including Amador, Alameda, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Merced, Fresno, El Dorado, Sacramento, Solano, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Nevada, Contra Costa and Tuolumne counties. Napa, Mendocino and counties beyond for a travel fee of $100/hr.

Jacobs, Robert, Esq.


Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties (no travel charge within these counties).

Karp, Stephen


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

Marks, E. David, Esq.
(Mountain View, San Antonio and El Camino)


Santa Clara and Mateo Counties. San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Napa, and Alameda Counties with $100 travel charge.  

 Moss, Roger A., Esq.

 $425/hr with 4hr minimum

Online mediation only

Rosenberg, Steven, Esq.


San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Solano and Napa Counties. Affiliated offices available in all Service Area counties. 

 Schwartz, Allan, Esq.
(San Francisco)


San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma.

Sher, Malcolm, Esq.
(Multiple locations in northern CA)


Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma Counties. $100 travel charge for mediations more than 75 miles from San Ramon.

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

Vencill, William C., Esq.    (Lafayette & Walnut Creek)   


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.

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


Sebastopol, Sonoma County, Mendocino, Napa, Lake, Emeryville, San Fancisco, 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 of mediation.

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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