MY CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERVICES
My conflict resolution services consist of mediation, arbitration, special master and discovery referee services.
My mediation services include early conflict resolution outside of the litigation process, early dispute resolution and traditional dispute resolution services. For private mediation I offer an all inclusive service fee which includes 30 minute pre-meeting calls with each party, one hour of preparation time for a half day conference, two hours of preparation time for a full day conference, and follow up telephone conferences with the parties as needed to achieve a settlement. My private mediation fees include all of the above services at $2500 for a half day conference and $5000 for a full day conference, with no travel charges within the states of California and Arizona.
My arbitration services include all prep time and hearing time at $500 per hour or agreed upon daily rate. I conduct hearings with a firm and fair hand, trying for creative ways to receive evidence with a minimum of duplication and undue expense to the parties. I encourage parties to engage in minimal levels of discovery to achieve the cost savings the parties presumably hoped for when they chose arbitration. I will utilize any set of rules chosen by the parties but encourage them to utilize published and time tested arbitration rules. I will draft reasoned opinions when the parties request them. Travel charges to be agreed upon depending on the location.
SPECIAL MASTER/DISCOVERY REFEREE
I provide special master and discovery referee services upon agreement of the parties or reference from a court at $500 per hour or agreed upon daily rate. I draw upon my 42 years of litigation and discovery experience in rendering decisions which will be based upon reasoned opinions. I have considerable experience with electronic discovery as a practitioner and teacher, and can help the parties develop a reasonable electronic discovery plan proportional to the issues and amounts in controversy. I believe in a phased approach to electronic discovery to minimize undue burden.
I CONDUCT PRO TEM JUDGE ASSIGNMENTS ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS AND SERVE ON SEVERAL COURT AND BAR ASSOCIATION AND OTHER PANELS ON A VOLUNTEER OR PRO BONO OR REDUCED FEE BASIS TO WHICH THE ABOVE RATES WILL NOT APPLY. ON SUCH MATTERS I WILL CHARGE, IF AT ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE PANEL.