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Barry Ross, Mediator & Arbitrator, Pasadena, California.

Barry Ross

ROSS Mediation Services
155 N. Lake Ave., Suite 800
Pasadena, CA 91101-1857
Tel: 626-531-1131
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Additional office: Dallas, TX
Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Texas

Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced1993
  • # of MEDS (as of 1/12/23)2700
  • # of ARBS (as of 1/12/23)50
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Highly effective mediation practice since 1993, active in both Pasadena, CA and Dallas, Texas. Best known for resolving disputes in real estate, agency, escrow, title, homeowner association, business and commercial disputes and employment matters.

Mediated more than 2,700 litigated and non-litigated cases with a resolution rate of over 90%. Representative cases include claims of seller and agent fraud, failure to disclose, mold and toxic hazards, breach of contract, specific performance, partitions, commission claims and deposit disputes, homeowner association disputes and employment disputes. Appointed to the National Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. Appointed as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, Mediator and Settlement Officer for civil cases.

MCLE Speaker on "Effective Use of Mediation" and "Avoiding Malpractice in Mediation."

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Taxation
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D. Southwestern University School of Law
  • M.B.A. University of Southern California - major in Managerial Accounting & Administrative Management
  • B.S. University of Southern California - major in Financial & Administrative Management
  • Chapman College, World Campus Afloat - international studies
  • Glendale Community College - major in Real Estate
  • Pasadena City College - lower division courses


  • Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Mediating the Litigated Case, Advanced Mediation Skills Workshops
  • Southern California Mediation Association - Annual Conferences & Symposiums on Mediation
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Services - Advanced Business & Commercial Mediation Training / Basic Mediation Training
  • Negotiation Strategy Institute - Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers
  • California Association of Realtors' - Mediation & Arbitration Training

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Academy of Mediators - Distinguished Fellow
  • American Bar Association - Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Association for Confict Resolution
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • California Association of Realtors - Mediator & Arbitrator
  • Southern California Mediation Association - Professional Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Associate (DRS)
  • Los Angeles Superior Court - Judge Pro Tem, Mediator and Settlement Referee
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association - Credentialed Distinguished Mediator
  • Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators

Rates Information

CALIFORNIA: $500/hour split equally between the parties. We will also quote half-day and full-day rates on request. I am happy to travel and there is no charge for travel time when mediation is held outside of my Pasadena California office.

TEXAS: $200 per party per hour. We will also quote half-day and full-day rates on request. I am happy to travel and there is no charge for travel time when mediation is held outside of my Dallas Texas office.

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