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William Shelby
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
Central Coast Resolutions, LLC
William J. Shelby, M.P.A., is the owner and Senior Mediator at Central Coast Resolutions, LLC. He is a facilitative mediator and conflict coach with hundreds of mediations in small claims cases, as well as faith-based, landlord/tenant, community, and interpersonal disputes.

Bill currently has a contract with Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Rea ... more


Salinas, CA 93908
USA
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Marc Martin Ph.D.
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
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I will attempt a more transformative style of mediating assisting the disputing parties in forming their own process. I will do this with the assurance that I am there to keep things flowing in as positive a manner as is possible given the, often times, emotional undercurrents of the case. ... more
499 Alabama St. Suite 106
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA

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Myer J. Sankary
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
Advanced Mediation and Arbitration Services
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Mr. Sankary has extensive mediation experience in over 1000 litigated cases since 1996. He is a recognized expert in Probate, Business, Commercial, Employment, and personal injury cases. Mr. Sankary is in an expert in social science of persuasion as applied to negotiations and mediations. ... more

Serving San Fernando Valley, CA
USA
818-231-2965
Fax: 818-474-8523
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Dan Simon
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Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
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If Simon Mediation's Brentwood headquarters aren't convenient for you, Dan or his colleagues can meet you in your neighborhood anywhere in California for no extra charge. Dan provides transformative mediation of all types of disputes. He'll support you in having a high quality conversation about your situation. He'll help you gain clarity about t ... more
11620 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90025
USA
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Altaira Hatton
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Carmel , CA 93923
USA
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Jim W. Hildreth
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
(888) 877-3189
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Mediating California Real Estate Disputes, Private Mediations, ADR "Neutral" for Superior Courts of California, Ombudsman, Mediator. California Association of Realtors CAR Mediator covering California Amazon Alexa My Mediator Online Dispute Resolution Certified Project Manager ADR Tuolumne County Superior Court 2017 to Present ... more
79 N Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370
USA
(888) 877-3189
Fax: (209) 396-3985
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Susan Sher
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator Practitioner Mediator
I was a practicing attorney for 28 years and have been mediating full-time for 7 years so I have had ample opportunity to observe conflict. Most conflict arises from our inability or unwillingness to listen to one another; we dig into unproductive positions that simply prolong disagreement. Through empathy and humour, I help parties overcome those ... more
Mailing Address
705 N. State Street, #227
Ukiah, CA
USA
(707) 463-1196
Fax: (707) 462-6258
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Hal D. Bartholomew
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Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
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Hal Bartholomew,J.D. is a senior partner in one of the region's most respected family law practices, Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP. The six attorneys in the firm's sole focus is family law. Mr. Bartholomew limits his practice to "appropriate" dispute resolution processes of mediation and collaborative practice of all family law issues. He is a Cer ... more
4740 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819
USA
(916) 455-5200
Fax: (916) 455-6300
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Veera Mahajan
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator Practitioner Mediator
Life Coach and Mediator
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Veera knows how to tackle those family dynamics by tapping into the emotional side of both parties. She always tries to show her clients that no matter what they are still a family, just a different kind of family especially if children are involved. She knows the family disputes from the inside out personally and understands the mentality of a vic ... more
23838 Pacific Coast Hwy
#413
Malibu , CA 90265
USA
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Joyce I. Craig
Concierge Resolution Services
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Joyce I. Craig launched Concierge Resolution Services and welcome referrals for complex family and business disputes. An advantage of private mediation over litigation for sibling rivalries and intergenerational family disputes is that the process is private and confidential.

We work with you and move forward to creative resolutions, reconc ... more

12401 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
USA
1-818-207-5737
Fax: 1-310-207-3666
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Laura M. Grisolano, Esq.
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator Practitioner Mediator
Bridge Mediation & Leadership Solutions LLC
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I founded Bridge Mediation to help clients solve problems and move forward. As a former litigator, I am eager to help parties reach mutually beneficial agreements and avoid the costs, delay, adverse publicity, and polarization associated with protracted litigation.

Often, however, it is not enough to merely resolve an existing dispute; ... more

2801 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 200
(Providing Services Nationwide)
Phoenix, AZ 85016
USA
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Susan Davidson
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
Dispute Resolution Specialist
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Private mediation, arbitration, facilitation. I perform real estate, including construction, contract interpretation, partition, leasing, structure and supervision of specific performance commitments. International business and personal disputes. Large group facilitation. Employment disputes. Personal Injury. Product Liability. Pre-litigation ... more
697 Colusa Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707
USA
510-647-9120
Fax: 415-975-7863
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Marc P. Bouret
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
BOURET ADR & MEDIATION FIRM
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Marc Bouret is a neutral with 39 years experience. He has mediated over 4,200+ cases and arbitrated 2,850+ cases. He is peer review AV rated in Martindale Hubbell. Past President, ACBA (1998). ... more
1630 North Main Street
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-1248
USA
925-210-0400
Fax: 925-210-0401
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Lindsey Wagner
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An experienced multi-state litigator, Lindsey has participated in dozens of mediations as a client advocate. Her experience in representing both employees and employers in various types of employment-related matters throughout the U.S. equips her with an understanding of the unique intricacies faced by each side in a dispute. She trained in disput ... more
3727 W. Magnolia Blvd.
#1065
Burbank, CA 91505
USA
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Sandra Lindoerfer
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator Practitioner Mediator
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Ms. Lindoerfer is an attorney with a practice entirely as a neutral, with a focus on labor and employment matters. She was a Management Labor and Employment Attorney and a Human Resources Director for thirty years before her current practice as a mediator and arbitrator. She has extensive experience with the full spectrum of labor and employment la ... more
3579 East Foothill Blvd. Ste. 294
Pasadena, CA 91107
USA
626 710 7266
Fax: 626 793 7614
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Hilary Bendon
Associate Mediator Associate Mediator
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As a Peace Partner to businesses, Hilary Bendon of HXB LLC, helps create open, clear, and effective communication within organizations. More specifically, she helps point leadership teams and individuals within an organization in a cohesive direction, particularly when there are disagreements, discord, or misunderstandings. Hilary and her team ... more
840 Apollo Street
Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245
USA
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Meg Razi
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator Practitioner Mediator
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Meg Razi is a mediator-attorney with an office in Los Angeles (close to downtown and Griffith Park) and also one in Beverly Hills California. She serves as the third party neutral, concentrating on helping couples resolve all the issues in a family law case without the use of the courts. Ms. Razi handles all aspects of the divorce process: from ... more
2000 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039
USA
310-457-0057
Fax: 310-218-5491
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David M. Doto Esq., LL.M.
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Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
Hutchison & Steffen
Provides Services Nationwide
Offering Online Mediation

  • Mediation and Arbitration of litigated and non-litigated disputes, including personal injury, employment, business, commercial, construction, and serious/catastrophic matters.

  • Facilitation of high conflict individual or organizational meetings.

  • Conflic ... more
Peccole Professional Park
10080 West Alta Drive, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89145
USA
702.385.2500
Fax: 702.385.2086
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Debra Dupree
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
Relationships At Work, Inc.
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Today's world is far more complex on many different levels than ever before! It demands a different lens for how we look at conflict and an agile perspective in reaching resolution.

With nearly 30 years in dispute resolution and a career in working with people in conflict, I work with people in conflict to leverage the mindset to have convers ... more

1520 First Street, K-306
Coronado, CA 92118
USA
1-619-433-4264
Fax: 1-619-923-3611
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Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.
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Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
Dr. Grether, a highly experienced psychologist mediator and facilitator, specializes in working with clients who may have a continuing relationship or future contact. This occurs in divorce with children, parenting and child custody, elder care family conflicts, inheritance disputes, and family business disagreements. Dr. Grether serves San Diego, ... more
2173 Salk Avenue
Suite 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
USA
760.477.8585
Fax: 760.444.4786
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Janet Chance
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Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
Chance Conflict Consulting
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Conflict happens, but how that conflict is managed can either create further harm or strengthen relationships. I offer mediation, facilitation, conflict coaching, conflict analysis, and apology analysis.

My practice is based on the best practices in dispute resolution with a foundation rooted in a master’s degree in dispute resolution, exten ... more

12432 Palmtag Dr
Saratoga, CA 95070
USA
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Donald B. Cripe
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Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
California Arbitration & Mediation Svcs (CAMS)
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MC3 Certified, Award Winning Mediator.

Online Dispute Resolution Services available

Law Professor (Mediation/ADR), Univ. of La Verne College of Law; Superior Court Judicial Arbitrator since 1996—having conducted several hundred arbitrations; Settlement Judge since 1996; Family Law Mediator-Riverside Sup Ct Mandatory Dispute Resoluti ... more

1583 Planet Place, Suite 100
Beaumont, CA 92223-3453
USA
909-864-5156
Fax: 909-864-5164
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Barb North
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Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
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Performing Online Mediations National and International

Barb North has a particular expertise in conflict management training and mediation in sensitive areas. North is also an innovator in the area of Individual Conflict Coaching. She has made numerous TV appearances, designs conflict management programs for organizations, conducts one ... more

22647 Ventura Blvd. #422
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
USA
818-347-5098
Fax: 818-347-5099
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Meghan Lang
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
North Star Mediation
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Meghan offers facilitative mediation, facilitation, and conflict coaching services. She specializes in mediating emotionally complex relationships, including premarital and cohabitation agreements, the dissolution of marriage and domestic partnerships, and co-parenting agreements. She also works on family, interpersonal and business matters, neighb ... more
1061 Eastshore Hwy
Suite 201
Berkeley, CA 94710
USA
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Mark Batson Baril
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Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
Resologics
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Resologics provides non-attorney mediation services to workplace teams and organizations experiencing unproductive conflict. We facilitate interpersonal and business conversations and help parties find effective ways to communicate, determine the real issues to be resolved, separate emotions from finance, make informed decisions, and implement reso ... more
Reno / Las Vegas / SF Bay Area
NV
USA
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Yvette Durazo
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
Unitive Consulting
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Yvette Durazo is a Bilingual (Spanish/English) expert in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); mediator, facilitator, dispute system design, restorative justice facilitator, conflict coach, and trainer specializing in working with nonprofit, organizations, family business and government agencies. She earned a Masters's Degree in Negot ... more
PO Box 4443
Santa Clara, CA 95056
USA
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Douglas McDermott, J.D., LLM
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
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Creative problem solver for complex conflicts. Mediator/Facilitator available to assist with unresolved estate planning issues, tough negotiations between family members, and selling a family business. Based in Los Angeles, but will travel if needed.

30+ years of practical experience working with high net worth individuals and their familie ... more

1223 Wilshire Blvd., #248
Santa Monica, CA 90403
USA
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Ivan K. Stevenson, Esq.
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Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator Senior Mediator
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Ivan Stevenson has served as an arbitrator for 41 years and as a mediator for 24 years. Additionally, he has been a trial attorney for 47 years, during which time he has had an extensive successful trial record and has been responsible for the establishment of case law on both the Appellate Court and Supreme Court level in the State of California. ... more
P.O. Box 4740
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
USA
310-782-7716
Fax: 310-782-7719
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