RUSS J. WUNDERLI, ESQ.

  • Available in Northern California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments

Introduction

Mr. Wunderli started mediating in 1995 while he was actively practicing law. Over the years, he earned the respect of his colleagues in the legal community and as a result, they called him to mediate their cases that were coming up for trial. His passion for mediation and success at resolving disputes led him to becoming a full time neutral in 2012.

During his 30 plus years of experience as a trial lawyer he represented plaintiffs, defendants, individuals, local and national companies, and public entities, covering a broad range of disputes involving matters such as vehicular accidents, products liability, premises liability, construction defects/accidents, contract disputes, real estate, employment, professional negligence, environmental law, ADA disputes and unfair business practices.

Since becoming a full-time mediator, Russ has gained a reputation for taking a personalized approach to each dispute. He is known for his analytical and intuitive skills and for having a warm, calm, and empathetic style. One attorney stated, “We appreciate your tireless efforts and superb personal approach to the individuals involved. Your ability to connect with everyone present and moving negotiations forward in a methodical, logical and non-confrontational fashion greatly facilitated in the successful resolution of this case.”

Specialties

  • All Types of Personal Injury including Wrongful Death
  • Government Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Employment
  • Real Property
  • Construction Defect
  • Business/Contractual Disputes

Hobbies & Interests

Russ enjoys all kinds of sports, especially baseball, having previously played collegiately at CSUS and semi-professionally in Sacramento. He also enjoys biking, hiking and golfing, and attending River Cats, Giants and Kings games with his family.












Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Mediator, Judicate West (Present)
  • Mediator, Wunderli Mediation Services (2012-Present)
  • Judge Pro Tem: El Dorado (2012-Present), Placer (2012-Present) & Sacramento (1995-Present) Counties
  • Panel Mediator, Sacramento (2007-Present) & Yuba (2013-Present) Counties
  • Partner, Porter Scott (1990-2011)
  • Associate, Porter, Scott, Weiberg & Delehant (1985-1990)
  • Associate, Hardy, Erich & Brown (1980-1985)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • J.D., University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1980)
  • B.A., California State University of Sacramento (1976)
  • Continuing Education in Mediation, Pepperdine University School of Law/Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2012-2016, 2019)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, ADR Section (2013-Present)
  • Placer County Bar Association (2013-Present)
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Panel Member, Resolute Systems, LLC (2012-Present)
  • Member, Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (2013-2015)

Achievements & Awards

  • Peer Review Rating, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5, Martindale-Hubbell (2001-2019)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Northern California Super Lawyers (2010-2016)
  • Top Lawyers, Mediation, Sacramento Magazine (2015-2019)

Legal Experience

  • All Types of Personal Injury including Wrongful Death
  • Government Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Employment
  • Real Property
  • Construction Defect
  • Business/Contractual Disputes

Recent Representative Cases


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

Sacramento

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

Sacramento Mediation