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Northern California Mediators

Name
( 1
Office location) 

2Hourly Rate

3Service Area(s)

Anaya, Robert J., Esq.
(Modesto)

 $350

 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)  

 $275  

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)

$415 

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

Cherry, James J., Esq.
(Sonora) 

$350

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

 Daunt, Philip J., Esq.
(Monterey)

 $325

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.
(Napa)

 $375

 Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma and Sutter Counties. $200 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.
(Sonora/Oakland)

 $325 

San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley & Mother Lode Regions, including Amador, Alameda, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Merced, Fresno, El Dorado, Sacramento, Solano, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Stainslaus, Nevada, Contra Costa and Tuolumne counties. Napa, Mendocino and counties beyond for a travel fee of $125/hr.

 

Online mediation services also available

 
Jacobs, Robert, Esq.
(Multiple)

$385 

No fee for travel within Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara San Francisco, Stanislaus or San Joaquin counties. Services available in other counties with travel fee depending on distance.

Karp, Stephen, Esq.
(Burlingame)

$250

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

Lai, Edward, Esq.
(Multiple)  
$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 mediate disputes to all other counties in the state of California for reimbursement of reasonable travel costs and a flat travel fee of $200.00 

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

$425 

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

 Moss, Roger A., Esq.
(Multiple)

 $425/hr

with a 4hr minimum

Online mediation and shuttle negotiation services

Rosenberg, Steven, Esq.
(Multiple) 

$400 

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

Scheg, Nathan, Esq.
(Multiple)
$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.

 Schwartz, Allan, Esq.
(San Francisco)

$275

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

Sher, Malcolm, Esq.
(multiple) 

$300 

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.
(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. 

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

 $400 

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)

$395 

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


Central California Mediators

Name
( 1
Office location) 

2Hourly Rate

3Service Area(s)

 Abrams, Robert C., Esq.

(Fresno) 

$275

Central Valley. No travel charge for the first 45 miles (radius) from Fresno office. $4 per mile travel charge over 45 miles from Fresno office 

 
Anaya, Robert J., Esq.
(Modesto)

$350

 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.

Cherry, James J., Esq.   

(Sonora)

$350 

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

 Cook, Russell D., Esq.     

(Fresno)

$330

 WIthout Travel Charge: Fresno, Tulare, Madara, Kings and Merced Counties. Will travel elsewhere in the state of California, charging travel at $150.00 per hour

 Daunt, Philip J., Esq.
(Monterey)

$325

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

 Goetz, Gisele, Esq.

(Santa Barbara)

$350

 Ventura, Santa Barbara counties. Kern and San Luis Obispo counties with a flat travel fee of $350.00

 Hazelton, M.Troy,  
Esq.

(Fresno)

$195 

 Fresno, Tulare, Madera and Merced Counties

Jacobs, Robert, Esq.
(Multiple)

 $385

No fee for travel within Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara San Francisco, Stanislaus or San Joaquin counties. Services available in other counties with travel fee depending on distance.

 Lindenauer, Victoria, Esq    

(Santa Barbara (downtown))

$350

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

  Moss, Roger A., Esq.
(Multiple)
 $425/hr

with a 4hr minimum

 Online mediation and shuttle negotiation services

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

$395

 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


Southern California Mediators

 Name
( 1
Office location)

2Hourly Rate

3Service Area(s)

 
Afsar, Amir H., Esq.
(Palm Desert)

$400

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

Andersen, Robert T., Esq.
(Riverside) 

$250 

 
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.
(Encino)

 $400

Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino Counties 

 
Bollard, William C. ,Esq.
(Irvine)

Unavailable until: 9/1/2018

 
$350

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

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

Borner, Craig S., Esq.
(San Clemente) 

 $350

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.
(Newport Beach)

$375
(Four-hour minimum)

Orange County

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

$300

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

 Fassberg, Wendy, Esq.

(Calabasas & Encino)

 $350

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

 Friedlander, Dan, Esq.

(Westlake Village)

 
$360  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 Ray, Esq.
(Pasadena)   

Unavailable until: end of October

$380  

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

 
Garemore, Margaret, Esq.
(Offices in all Service Area Counties) 

$350 

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For Ventura and San Diego Counties there is an additional $250 flat service fee.

 Goode, Thomas B., Esq.
(San Diego)

 $325/
$1,250 half-day (5 hours)/ $1,800 full day (8 hours)

San Diego County. Elsewhere in Southern California for a flat $200 travel fee.

Gruber, Allen M., Esq.
(San Diego) 

Unavailable until: 8/20/2018

 $360/
$1,500 half-day (5 hours)/ $2,100 full day (8 hours)

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

 
Howe, Marlynn, Esq.
(Newport Beach)

Unavailable until: mid-November

 $350

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

Hyman, Andrew, Esq.
(Encino)

$300
(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.
(Encino)
 $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)

 $420
(Four-hour minimum)

Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino Counties

 Kermani, Samira, Esq.  
(West Los Angeles)

 $395

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

 
Kohan, Arezou, Esq.
(Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes)

$360/hr
(Four-hour minimum) 

 Los Angeles County. Travels to Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura for a $250 flat travel fee.

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

 $375
(Four-hour minimum)

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

Lindenauer, Victoria, Esq.
(Santa Barbara (downtown))

 $350

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

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

 $325

Three or more parties requires a 4-hour minimum plus $40 facilities fee per party (separate rooms provided).

 Orange and Los Angeles Counties

Lynch, Kenneth, Esq.
(Carlsbad)

 $250

San Diego County  

Macneil, Sayre, Esq.
(Santa Barbara) 

Unavailable until: mid-November

$325

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.
(Los Angeles)

$300

Los Angeles and Orange counties. Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. $150 flat travel fee outside LA and Orange counties.

Mirabel, Christine E., Esq.
(Pasadena)

 $325

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

Molligan, RJ, Esq. 

(West Hollywood)  

 $350 

Los Angeles County

 Moss, Roger A., Esq.
(Multiple)
 $425/hr

with a 4hr minimum

 

Online mediation and shuttle negotiation services

 Page, Christine, Esq.
(Los Angeles)

$350 

Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties

 
Petlak, Alan S., Esq.
(Los Angeles)

 $400

 Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties

Ross, Barry, Esq.
(Burbank) 

 $450

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

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

$300

Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange Counties  

Shultz, Joan, Esq.
(Los Angeles, Camarillo)

 $290

Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Counties  

Smith, David Campbell, Esq.
(Los Angeles)
$350  Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties with no travel charge. Travel time to other areas, $150/hr 
 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. 

Snoke, Laura J., Esq.
(Los Angeles) 

 $375 ($350 flat travel fee charge for all travel outside of Los Angeles County)

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

Sotomayor, Rande, Esq.   (Pasadena)    

 $400

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

Spile, Steven

(Encino, Los Angeles, and Temecula)    

$350  Central and Southern California 

Stine, Joseph, L., Esq.
(Carlsbad)

 $385

(4 hour minimum)

San Diego, Orange, Riverside Counties  

 Stone, Elliott H., Esq.
(Westlake Village and Woodland Hills)

$385

Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties

 Tessier-Gluzerman, Denise M., Esq. (Palm Springs)

 $200 

Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

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

$350 

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

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

 $350 

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

 Trott, Dominic
(Rancho Palos Verdes, Encino)

$375
(Four-hour minimum)

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside,  
San Bernardino Counties

Wallack, Gordon Reid, Esq.
(Encino) 

 $500

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

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

$395 

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)

$350

Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties 


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

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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