After a 15-year career as a trial attorney, Steve Cerveris began volunteering with the Los Angeles Superior Court as a panel mediator. He quickly discovered that mediation was his true professional calling and seamlessly transitioned into full-time mediation by 2000. In 2001, Mr. Cerveris was honored as the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Dispute Resolution Program for his services as a volunteer mediator. Since that time, Mr. Cerveris' mediation career has flourished and he has been recognized by the Daily Journal as one of California's Top Neutrals, nationally honored with his inclusion in the publication, The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Alternate Dispute Resolution and locally honored as a Southern California "Super Lawyer" in ADR. He has spent the last 10 years serving on the LASC's ADR Committee, 5 years on the State Bar of California's ADR Committee, including serving as its Chair in 2009 as well as serving on the Board of the Southern California Mediation Association. He has lectured extensively on mediation, including at the Constitutional Rights Foundation's Summer Law Institute at UCLA Law School. Mr. Cerveris is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Steve has been described as tenacious, patient, committed and engaging while artfully incorporating facilitation and evaluation in his approach to mediation. After a particularly arduous mediation, one of Steve's attorney clients commented "You came highly recommended for yesterday's mediation, and I can clearly see why. You did an outstanding job on the parties' behalf. In my 12 years of practice on the defense side, plaintiff's side and as a neutral, I've never seen a lawsuit result in that kind of positive, forward-looking result."
Wage & Hour
Wrongful Death/Catastrophic Injury
Commercial & Residential actions
Breach of contract
Trust & Probate
Hobbies & Interests
In his spare time Mr. Cerveris enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, music (especially jazz), eating out, occasionally beating his son at Madden Football on the X-Box and relaxing with his family and Golden Retriever.