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California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - Member Roster
The California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is a statewide organization whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of conflict resolution, and by their commitment to methods of alternative dispute resolution.

Membership is limited to California neutrals who have substantial experience in the resolution of commercial & civil disputes, and who have been recognized for their accomplishments through the Academy's peer-nomination process.


Complete Roster of Approved Academy Members
Kenneth M. Byrum Bakersfield Dowling Aaron Incorporated
Barbara S. Bryant Berkeley Mediation Law Offices
Ron Kelly Berkeley Mediator & Arbitrator
Ronald J . Mandell Beverly Hills ADR Offices of Ronald J. Mandell
Jack D. Fine Esq. Beverly Hills DRS Certified Mediator & Arbitrator
Barry Ross Esq. Burbank ROSS Mediation Services
Ruth V. Glick Burlingame Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Resolution
Anne M. Lawlor Goyette Burlingame Griffiths • Goyette
William L. Nagle Esq. Burlingame Special Master/Mediator
Laurel Kaufer Calabasas Kaufer Mediation Services
Douglas E. Noll Esq. Clovis Noll Associates
Hon. Layn R. Phillips Corona del Mar Phillips ADR Enterprises, P.C.
Malcolm Sher Danville malcolm sher 4 mediated solutions
Mitchell Tarighati Encino Sepassi & Tarighati, LLP
Katherine L. Gallo Esq. Foster City Discovery Referee/Special Master/Mediator
Lee M. Jacobson Esq. Fresno Jacobson, Hansen & McQuillan
Ivan K. Stevenson Esq. Long Beach Confidential Mediation & Dispute Resolution
Lynne S. Bassis Los Angeles ADR Services, Inc.
Leonard S. Levy Esq. Los Angeles ADR Services, Inc.
Michael J. Bayard Esq. Los Angeles Construction ADR Services
Kenneth C. Gibbs Los Angeles JAMS
Jeff Kichaven Los Angeles Jeff Kichaven Mediations
Greg David Derin Esq. Los Angeles Judicate West
Hon. John Leo Wagner (Ret.) Los Angeles Judicate West
Joan B. Kessler JD PhD Los Angeles Kessler & Kessler, A Law Corporation
Deborah Rothman Esq. Los Angeles Mediator & Arbitrator
Christine Page Los Angeles Page Dispute Resolution
Lee Jay Berman Los Angeles The Mediation Offices of Lee Jay Berman
James R. Madison Menlo Park Attorney at Law, Mediator & Arbitrator
Mark S. Ashworth Newport Beach Ashworth - ADR Solutions
R. Elaine Leitner Oakland Leitner Mediation
Chris P. Lavdiotis Oakland Lombard Loper & Conant LLP
David J. Meadows Esq. Oakland Meadows Mediation & ADR Services
Richard Phelps Oakland Mediator/Arbitrator/Attorney
Thomas Reese Palo Alto Attorney, Mediator & Arbitrator
Jeffrey P. Palmer Esq. Pasadena Mediation Specialists, Inc.
Linda S. Klibanow Pasadena Mediator/Arbitrator/Attorney
Reginald A. Holmes Pasadena The Holmes Law Firm
Susan H. Nycum Portola Valley Technology Dispute Resolution Services
Kenneth M. Malovos Sacramento Mediator/Arbitrator/Special Master
Maurice L. Zilber Esq. San Anselmo ADR Resolutions
Douglas A. Glass Esq. San Diego Glass Mediations
Carl F. Ingwalson Jr. San Diego Mediation & Arbitration Offices
Hal Abramson San Diego West Coast Resolution Group
Dave Rudy Mediator San Francisco ADR Services
Claudia Hagadus Long San Francisco ADR Services, Inc.
Norman Brand Esq San Francisco Arbitration and Mediation Offices of Norman Brand
Paul J. Dubow Esq. San Francisco Arbitrator & Mediator
Bruce W. Belding San Francisco Arbitrator - Domestic & International
Ernest C. Brown Esq. P.E. San Francisco Ernest Brown ADR
John B. Bates Jr. San Francisco JAMS
Bruce A. Edwards San Francisco JAMS Inc.
Ramsay "Buzz" Wiesenfeld Esq. San Francisco Judicate West
Urs M. Laeuchli San Francisco Laeuchli ADR
Gilda R. Turitz San Francisco Sideman & Bancroft LLP
Craig R. McCollum San Luis Obispo Just Resolutions, Alternative Dispute Neutral Services
James C. Ruh Santa Barbara Innovative Dispute Resolutions, LLC
Louise A. LaMothe Santa Barbara Louise A. LaMothe, A Prof. Corporation
R.A. Carrington Esq. Santa Barbara Mediation Services
Hon. Frank Ochoa (Ret.) Santa Barbara Sanger Swysen & Dunkle
Hon. Steven Cohen (ret.). Santa Monica Cohen & Associates, Inc
Viggo Boserup Esq. Santa Monica JAMS
George D. Calkins II Santa Monica JAMS, Inc.
Dana Curtis Esq. Sausalito Dana Curtis Mediation
Debra L. Mellinkoff Esq. Sausalito Mellinkoff Mediation
Hon. Eli Chernow Sherman Oaks Judge of the Superior Court, Retired
Max Factor III Esq. South Pasadena Factor Mediation & Arbitration Services, Inc.
James P. Lingl Esq. Thousand Oaks Lingl ADRS
Christine Masters Toluca Lake Masters & Ribakoff
Steven G. Mehta Valencia Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta, Esq.
Alan G. Saler Valley Village Alan Saler Mediation Services
Mark C. Rutherford Westlake Village Conflict Management Institute



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