• Available in Central Coast, Los Angeles
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments


Mr. Carrington was a trial lawyer for 25 years during which time he tried scores of cases representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He is an ABOTA MEMBER.

Mr. Carrington was an adjunct law professor at Pepperdine University Law School where he also received extensive mediation training. He has also taught law at UCLA, Western State and Santa Barbara College of Law.

Mr. Carrington has been a full time neutral since 1999 during which time he has mediated over 4,000 matters and arbitrated approximately 500 cases. He has also been a discovery referee in over 20 cases including toxic tort, traumatic brain injury, probate, business, construction defect, class actions and employment cases.


Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Mediation Services - Neutral located in Santa Barbara (1999-present)
  • Carrington & Nye - Lawyer in Santa Barbara (1990-1998)
  • Carrington & Kandell - Lawyer in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara (1980-1990)
  • Law Offices of M.A. Fox - Lawyer in Newport Beach (1978)
  • United California Bank - In house lawyer in Los Angeles (1975-1978)
  • Medearis & Grimm - lawyer in in Los Angeles (1975)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • UCLA BA 1968
  • USC JD 1974
  • ABOTA 1998 to present

Hobbies & Interests

Working out, golf, reading

Legal Experience

  • Employment
  • Civil Rights [excessive force]
  • Probate/Trusts
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Medical Negligence
  • Contract
  • Personal Injury
  • Elder Abuse
  • Real Estate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Sexual Harassment

Representative Case Information

Recent Representative Cases



  • Breach of Contract case involving two breast implant manufactures including a fortune 100 company as discovery referee


Construction Defects

  • Insurance Fraud class action case as discovery referee
  • Failure to disclose construction defect cases as mediator or discovery referee
  • Several multi party construction defect cases as mediator or discovery referee


Empl. Class Action

  • Wage and Hour class action cases as discovery referee


Ins. Class Action

  • Insurance Fraud class action case as discovery referee
  • Insurance class action case involving churning of policies as discovery referee



  • Surviving spouse and girl-friend both claiming decedent's property

Professional Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

  • Scores of medical negligence cases as mediator

Professional Malpractice Legal

  • Alleged fraud by lawyer/trustee against heirs as discovery referee

Real Estate

Real Estate Land Use

  • Cases involving a large Southern California Water District and its 3 billion dollar building plan that involved eminent domain as special master


Civil Rights

  • Several alleged excessive force cases against various governmental entities

Elder Abuse

  • Various cases involving nursing homes and alleged elderly patient abuse as discovery referee or arbitrator

Personal Injury

  • Thousands of personal injury cases including auto, premises, assault and battery, etc. as mediator, arbitrator or discovery referee
  • Alleged sexual assault of minor by boy scout leader as mediator

PI Sexual Molestation

  • Alleged sexual molestation of minors by school employees as mediator

Downtown Los Angeles

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

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West Los Angeles

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

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

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

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San Francisco

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

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

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