• Available in Los Angeles, Orange County, Southern California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments


Mr. Graver was one of the early adoptees of Mediation and Arbitration to resolve litigated cases, and has completed more than 4200 Mediations and Arbitrations, specializing in multi-party personal injury, contractual matters, real estate and UM and UIM, over more than thirty years. He is able to explain complicated legal and medical issues clearly to all involved.

He also brings his business and management background to contractual and business disputes, as he has been a Professor of Business Law and Conflict Resolution at Loyola Marymount Graduate School of Business, since 1985.

His reputation as a no nonsense Mediator and Arbitrator, has him in good stead with parties who appreciate his ability to go right to the heart of a matter, grasping complicated arguments and case law quickly.

Clients frequently comment upon his great insight into factual, evidentiary and legal issues, as well as his broad areas of knowledge of medical-legal interaction.

Very tenacious and diplomatic , he is able to bring the parties to a fair and equitable resolution consistently. Many attorneys have said "He cuts to the chase," bringing insight and concise explanations to significant legal and medical issues.


Hobbies & Interests

Life long interest and participation in the restoration of classic and special interest automobiles.


Mr. Graver used his skills to nail down a fair valuation and that helped the case settle.
- Claims Representative, Los Angeles County, CA

The mediator was candid in his approach causing each side to give serious thought to the points he raised. His extensive experience and excellent reputation add credibility to his comments.
- Attorney on a Business/Contractual Dispute

Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • An extensive litigation and trial career in plaintiff's personal injury as well as defense of complex cases for more than thirty-five years. Expert witness in insurance coverage and contract cases.
  • Admissions: All State and Federal Bars, including U.S. Supreme Court.
  • B.A.: UCLA, J.D.: University of San Diego, and M.B.A.: Pepperdine University.
  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law and Conflict Resolution at Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Business (1983 - 2000) and Loyola Marymount, Graduate School of Business (1985 - Present).
  • MCLE provider to multiple bar associations, law firms and seminars.
  • Served as Judge Pro-tem in L.A. Superior Court., and as a VAST and CRASH Settlement Officer.

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • B.A. - UCLA
  • J.D. - University of San Diego
  • M.B.A. - Pepperdine University
  • Member - SFVBA
  • Member - LACBA
  • One of first Arbitrators selected by L.A. Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Program.

Achievements & Awards

  • Litigation Section-SFVBA-Co-Chair
  • Multiple presentations-MCLE for SFVBA, LACBA and L.A. Superior Court.

Legal Experience

  • Complicated, serious personal injury and property damage matters involving multiple parties.
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations and Mediations
  • Business Litigation disputes including contracts, partnership dissolutions and failure to disclose material facts.
  • Real Estate Disclosure and Subrogation matters arising from catastrophic fires, floods, and indemnity.

Representative Case Information

Recent Representative Cases


Construction Breach Of Contract

  • Arbitration: Contractual dispute between homeowner, general contractor, subs and architect. High end, multimillion dollar residence.


Property Damage

  • Multiple party complex, multi-million dollar subrogation case with complex discovery motions, depositions, and meet and confer orders culminating in a multi-week trial.

Real Estate

Real Property

  • Arbitration: Real Estate-Failure to disclose material defects in the sale of a luxury residence. Complex issues of fraud/misrepresentation.


Catastrophic Injury

  • Mediation: Multi-vehicle personal injury and property damage, distribution of multi-million dollar policy limits among multiple parties exhausting policy limits.

PI Auto

  • Mediation: Severe impact, personal injuries including TBI cognitive loss, significant damages. Multiple medical issues, extensive treatment.
  • Arbitration: Catastrophic personal injury, multiple defendants, multiple medical experts, high dollar damages award.
  • Mediation: Catastrophic tractor trailer accident, 15 parties, 9 law firms, with personal injuries and property damage. Proceeds of million dollar policy distributed amongst competing interests and parties.
  • Arbitration - UIM: Heavy impact truck accident, including WCAB lien, multiple parties, issues involving loss of consortium and reduction from loss payable and offset credits.
  • Serious liability issue, car versus left-turning semi-tractor trailer, submarined under trailer, multiple arthroscopies, present and future wage loss. Settled in mediation.
  • Plaintiff toppled from motorcycle after being struck by semi-tractor trailer combo, which then ran over his feet. Plaintiff's job was to work on high voltage electrical lines and can no longer climb poles or walk without crutches. Case settled in mediation.

Premises Liability

  • Catastrophic multiple party burn/explosion arising out of a propane gas leak at a rehab job site, multiple target defendants and interlocking indemnity agreements/coverage.

Downtown Los Angeles

601 S. Figueroa
Ste 4000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213.223.1113
Fax      : 213.223.1114

Los Angeles Mediation

West Los Angeles

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2040
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.442.2100
Fax      : 310.442.2125

Mediators Los Angeles

San Diego

402 W. Broadway
Ste 2400
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.814.1966
Fax      : 619.814.1967

San Diego Mediation

Santa Ana

1851 East First Street
Ste 1600
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.834.1340
Fax      : 714.834.1344

Orange County Mediation

San Francisco

100 Pine Street
Ste 1950
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.266.1242
Fax      : 415.266.1243

San Francisco Mediation


980 9th Street
Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.394.8490
Fax      : 916.394.8495

Sacramento Mediation