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Lee Jay Berman

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United States - CA
Mediation Profile

The Mediation Alliance, Inc. – Full-Time Mediator since 1994
American Institute of Mediation - Founder, Lead Trainer since 2009


The Institute for Mediation Studies – Founder, Lead Trainer
Pepperdine School of Law – Director – “Mediating the Litigated Case ” program
Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, Director,
Court Administered Dispute Resolution (CADRe) Program, 1999-2000
Ryland Homes, Vice President, Land and Development, Los Angeles Division
Pardee Construction Company, Land Acquisition & Pardee Environmental Group

• Pepperdine School of Law -- Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (ranked #1 nationally),
Director of flagship “Mediating the Litigated Case” program 
• Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative at Harvard Law School – Advisory Board
• United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – International Dispute Resolution Expert
•Mediator “Federal Victims of 9/11 Fund”, appointed by Special Master Kenneth Feinberg
• Administered several hundred mediations as ADR Director of the Santa Barbara Superior Court

• Successfully mediated over 2,300 civil mediations, before, during and after litigation.
Specializing in complex, multi-party litigation including business litigation, construction
defect, products liability, medical malpractice and wrongful death.
• Several hundred business/commercial cases involving breach of contract, business/corporate matters, shareholder disputes and corporate dissolutions, trade secrets, unfair competition, bankruptcy, fraud, collections, and franchise and partnership disputes and
dissolutions (including several law firms).
• Several hundred construction, real property and land use cases including construction claims, defects and closeouts, land use, CEQA, environmental protection, earth movement,
homeowner associations, disclosure, exchanges, brokerage and fiduciary relationships.
• Over 100 employment cases including discrimination, workplace harassment, wrongful termination, whistle-blowers, and wage and hour claims.
• Over 100 entertainment, new media, intellectual property and technology cases,
including cases involving film, television, music, and computer games and software.
• Several hundred other general civil cases, including insurance coverage, intellectual property,
health care, legal and medical malpractice, probates and trusts.

Mediator, arbitrator and trainer who is fully knowledgeable on different styles and approaches to address each individual case. Operate under a facilitative approach to help guide parties into collaborating with one another and finding a suitable agreement to their problem. When necessary, or when the case calls for it, will focus more on an evaluative approach to help the parties come up with a solution.

Bankruptcy Brokerage and Fiduciary Relationships Business Litigation Collections Construction Contracts Corporate Dissolutions Corporate Matters Discrimination Entertainment Environmental Protection Franchise and Partnership Disputes and Dissolutions Fraud Health Care Insurance Coverage Intellectual Property Legal and Medical Malpractice Medical Malpractice New Media Probates and Trusts Products Liability Real Property and Land Use Shareholder Disputes Technology Trade Secrets Unfair Competition Wage and Hour Claims Whistle-Blowers Workplace Harassment Wrongful Death Wrongful Termination

$7,500 per “All Inclusive Day” - Mr. Berman’s “All-Inclusive” service for the
full day mediation includes: one pre-mediation conference call with counsel, all study time including reading briefs, travel time, reasonable expenses, and the full day mediation session until midnight, if necessary
(after which additional fees will apply).

$4,500 per “All Inclusive Half-Day” - Mr. Berman’s “All-Inclusive” service for the half-day mediation includes: one pre-mediation conference call with counsel, all study time including reading briefs, travel time, reasonable expenses, and the half-day mediation session of up to 5 hours, starting or ending at 1:00 p.m (after which additional fees will apply).

Extra Time - $650/hr

Cancellation and Rescheduling -

• American Arbitration Association - Master Mediator panel for employment matters, and is a national panelist on AAA’s commercial and construction panels. 
• International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute), National Panel of
Distinguished Neutrals
• Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly National Association of Securities Dealers, NASD)
•Mississippi Mediation Panel – Flood Victims of Hurricane Katrina
• United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California (Mediator of the Year 2005)
• California Second District Court of Appeal
• Superior Courts of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Kern and Sonoma Counties
• Hospital Association of Southern California
• Los Angeles County Community and Senior Services

LEGAL and ADR ORGANIZATIONS (Leadership & Membership)
• Fellow, International Academy of Mediators, 2003-present
• Diplomat, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Charter Member
• State Bar of California, Standing Committee on ADR, 2006-present; Ethics Subcomm., 1998-2000 Chair, International ADR Subcomm.; Legislation Committee, Ethics and Standards Committee
• Chair, American Bar Association, Section on Dispute Resolution, Training Committee, 2002-2007
• California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), 1995-present; Board of Directors 1996-2003; Executive Committee 2000-2003, Mediation Legislation & Nominating Committees
• Chair, CDRC Qualifications and Standards Committee, 1997-2003, published statewide
Standards of Practice for California Mediators in 1998
•Member, California Judicial Council drafting committee Rules of Court for mediators, 1999-2000
• California Court ADR Directors Council, 1999-2000
• Southern California Mediation Association, 1994-present, Chair Courts Committee 2005
• Los Angeles County Bar Association – Litigation Section and DRS Associates
• Beverly Hills Bar Association – ADR Section
• Association of Business Trial Lawyers
• Inn of Court, Los Angeles Chapt

Training and Education

• American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution, Chair, Training Committee (2002-2007)
• Pepperdine Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Director, “Mediating the Litigated Case ” program
• Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative at Harvard Law School – Advisory Board
• Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, Institute for Conflict Management, Professional Skills Trainer “Mediating the Complex Case ” program
• Guest Lecturer at Southwestern Law School, University of California, Santa Barbara, and
University of Idaho Law School
• U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Advanced Trainer (Croatia Mediation Project)
• Institute for the Study and Development of Legal Systems – Mediation Trainer (Delhi High Court, India)
• American Arbitration Association, Court Mediation Skills Trainer
• Los Angeles County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Services, Advanced Mediation Trainer
• Institute for Mediation Studies, Founder, Director and Lead Trainer
• Institute of Conflict Management, Lead Mediation Trainer
• California Contractor’s State Licensing Board – Trainer
• California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), seminar leader on ADR Ethics & Advocacy
• Pima College – Negotiation Skills (Core & Advanced I & II) adult learning program
• Trainer in mediation, conflict resolution and negotiation skills for Nationwide Insurance, Zenith Insurance, Children’s Hospital, LexisNexis, Accountants, Inc., the Los Angeles Superior Court, Sonoma Superior Court, Santa Barbara County Bar and Kern County Bar Association.
• Trainer, speaker and workshop leader at dozens of national conferences on ADR, mediation,
conflict resolution and negotiation skills.


Consultant on the book, “A Litigator’s Guide to Effective Use of ADR in California”, published by California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) University of California and State Bar of California

Co-Host of weekly talk show called “Talk It Over”, 

Regular appearances as mediator on “PAPA”, a television talk show about parenting and divorce 

Mr. Berman has had articles published on ADR and negotiation in the following publications: 
•California Lawyer 
•Los Angeles Lawyer 
•Los Angeles Business Journal 
•Santa Monica Business Journal 
•Professional Insurance Association 
•Brilliant Results Magazine 
•California Dispute Resolution Council News 
• (Intl. Academy of Mediators) 
•Southern California Mediation Assn. News 
•Santa Barbara Lawyer, ADR Editor 1999-2000 
•The Daily Journal, monthly column, “Mediation Strategies” 


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Lee Jay
Lee Jay Berman
The Mediation Offices of Lee Jay Berman
11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles
United States
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