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Robert M. Tessier, Esq.
- Former litigator for over 20 years representing plaintiffs and defendants
- Recognized by the Daily Journal as a Top Neutral in California in 2011.
- Specializes in mediating all types of personal injury, products liability and insurance matters
"A Humane and Personable Approach to Resolution"
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Nikki Tolt, Esq.
- Represented plaintiffs and defendants for over 25 years
- Recognized by the Daily Journal as a California “Top Neutral” in 2008
- Specializes in mediating employment, personal injury, insurance and contract disputes
"My heart and soul goes into every mediation"
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Michael D. Young, Esq.
- Commercial trial attorney since 1985 & Mediator since 1989
- Adjunct professor of Law in Negotiation and ADR processes at the USC Law School
- Specializes in intellectual property, environmental, employment, & complex commercial matters
"Bringing peace through creative solutions"
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Andrew S. Albert, Esq.
- Former trial attorney representing plaintiffs & defendants for over 25 years
- Recognized by the Daily Journal as an “Up & Comer” in the California Top Neutral issue in 2009
- Specializes in employment, insurance coverage/bad faith, professional malpractice and all types of personal injury matters
"Finding a common ground"
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Hon. James J. Alfano, Ret.
- Former Orange County Superior Court Judge for 20 years
- Full time mediator & arbitrator for over 10 years resolved thousands of cases
- Specializes in all types of personal injury matters, including medical & professional malpractice and contractual business disputes
"Creating a positive environment for resolution"
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Hon. Chris R. Conway, Ret.
- Former 20 year Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Supervising Judge of the Probate calendar
- Litigator for over 20 years in both civil and business matters
- Specializes in all types of personal injury, probate, business and professional malpractice disputes
"Up close and personal"
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Joseph S. D'Antony, Esq.
- Former trial attorney representing plaintiff and defendants for over 34 years
- Known for his straight-forward and respectful approach and dedication to resolution
- Specializes in medical and professional malpractice, products liability and personal injury matters
"Passion For Helping People"
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Jack Daniels, Esq.
- Former trial attorney representing plaintiffs & defendants for 39 years
- Chairman of the Jack Daniels LA ABOTA Trial School
- Specializes in all types of personal injury matters, insurance coverage / bad faith, & professional malpractice
"An opportunity to give back"
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Thomas S. Dillard, Esq.
- Full time neutral since 1999, Former trial attorney representing both plaintiff & defendants for over 23 years
- Recognized by the Daily Journal as a California “Top Neutral” in 2010
- Specializes in medical malpractice, elder abuse, bad faith, & all types of personal injury matters
"A practical and skillful approach"
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Robert N. Dobbins, LLM, Esq.
- Former litigator & transactional attorney for over 32 years
- LL.M. & Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine
- Specializes in real estate, commercial & employment matters & developing ADR systems design
"Within difficulty, lies opportunity"
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Gary N. Donovan, Esq.
- Former trial lawyer representing plaintiff & defendants for over 25 years
- CA real estate broker, mediation training, Pepperdine University
- Specializes in real estate, construction defect & personal injury disputes
"Keeping it real"
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Janet Rubin Fields, Esq.
- Full time Neutral since 1999, Former trial attorney representing plaintiffs & defendants for over 15 years
- Recognized by the Daily Journal as a California “Top Neutral” every year since 2007
- Specializes in personal injury, employment, real estate, insurance and legal malpractice matters
"Each case is a blank canvas"
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Darrell A. Forgey, Esq.
- Full time neutral since 2006, Former trial lawyer for over 30 years
- Recognized by the Daily Journal as a California “Top Neutral” in 2010 and 2011.
- Specializes in catastrophic injury & wrongful death, products & professional liability, insurance coverage & commercial disputes
"Giving the parties closure"
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Darryl H. Graver, Esq.
- Has heard over 3500 cases as an Arbitrator & Mediator since 1973, MBA in business, Pepperdine University
- Trial attorney representing plaintiffs & defendants for over 30 years
- Specializes in all types of personal injury, real estate, insurance & products liability matters
"An unparalleled depth of experience"
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Hon. Gabriel A. Gutierrez, Ret.
- Arbitrator, Mediator & Private Judge since 1997
- Former L A County Superior Court Judge
- Specializes in complex cases, employment & all types of personal injury matters
"Going the extra mile"
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Jay Cordell Horton, Esq.
- Former trial attorney representing plaintiffs & defendants for over 35 years
- Recognized by the Daily Journal as a California "Top Neutral” every year since 2007
- Specializes in medical malpractice, elder abuse, complex & catastrophic personal injury matters
"Providing insight and experience"
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Hon. James Jackman, Ret.
- Former Orange County Superior Court Judge in civil & probate departments
- Full time Neutral since 2000
- Specializes in personal injury, probate, business & professional malpractice matters
"The journey to settlement is the most satisfying part"
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Hon. Michael G. Nott, Ret.
- Former Justice, Ct of Appl 2nd Dis., former trial judge & former trial attorney representing plaintiffs & defendants for over 20 years
- Mediation training, Pepperdine University
- Specializes in business/commercial, employment, class actions, & personal injury matters
"Talent combined with judicial experience"
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Byron M. Rabin, Esq.
- Full time Mediator & Arbitrator since 1999
- Owner, manager & shareholder of various businesses
- Specializes in all types of catastrophic injury, personal injury matters, & workers compensation matters
"Creating a calming environment for resolution"
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Michelle A. Reinglass, Esq.
- A trial lawyer for 30 years specializing in Employment Law
- Recognized by the Daily Journal as a “Top Labor & Employment Lawyer” in 2009 & 2010
- Specializes in all types of employment disputes and business matters
"Will Never Give up Trying to Settle Your Case"
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Troy D. Roe, Esq.
- Full time Neutral since 1999, specializing in Mediation
- Recognized by the Daily Journal as a California “Top Neutral” (2002-2004, 2009-2011)
- Specializes in all types of catastrophic personal injury matters, medical malpractice, products liability & employment disputes
"Each day is a new challenge"
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Hon. Michael B. Rutberg, Ret.
- Former LA Superior Court Judge & full time neutral since 2001
- Former trial attorney representing plaintiffs & defendants for over 10 years
- Specializes in personal injury, real estate, construction defect, products liability & professional malpractice
"A neutral approach, an assertive style"
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Thomas E. Sharkey, Esq.
- Mediator & Arbitrator Since 1989
- Former plaintiff and defense trial lawyer for over 40 years
- Specializing in Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Aviation & Business disputes
"A Tailored Approach to Settlement"
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Harrison W. Sommer, Esq.
- Former trial lawyer representing plaintiffs & defendants for over 32 years
- Recognized in 2011 as a "Top Neutral in California" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
- Specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, elder abuse & products liability cases
"Giving people their day in court"
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