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Louise LaMothe

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United States - CA
Mediation Profile

Owner, Louise A. LaMothe, A Professional Corporation, private mediation and arbitration; Also, United States Magistrate Judge, Central District of California (part time); formerly associate and partner, Irell & Manella, Los Angeles, CA, 1974-1992; senior litigation principal, Riordan & McKinzie (now Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP), Los Angeles, CA, 1992-1996; of counsel, Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert & Matz, Los Angeles, CA, 1996-1999

Mediator beginning in 1993; has mediated hundreds of cases, including many under both California state and federal court programs.

My mediation style is fitted to the circumstances of each case. I am usually fairly facilitative, but am evaluative where it is necessary

Commercial and employment, domestic and international; intellectual property; partnerships; franchises and joint ventures; entertainment; real estate and insurance.

In California Central Coast area, $600/ hour; elsewhere, $700/ hour; no charge for travel within 100 miles of Santa Barbara

College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA); American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, Section of Litigation, former Chair, Section of Litigation (1992-93); California State Bar; Santa Barbara and Ventura County Bar Associations; California Women Lawyers (life member), Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Women Lawyers Associations

Training and Education

Strauss Institute (Pepperdine University School of Law) Mediating the Litigated case, 1997; AAA training programs annually; other mediation training periodically

College of Commercial Arbitrators, Evolving Roles: The Appropriate Role of Arbitrators in the Continuum of Dispute Resolution (2015); ABA Webinar, Representing Clients in Mediation: A Master Class in Mediation Advocacy (2015); ABA Section of Litigation, Mediation with the Masters (2010)

Mediating Multi Party Cases, ABA Section Of Dispute Resolution, April 2018


"Med-Arb: Yes or No?" NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer (Spring 2012); "Want to have More Successful Mediations?" ABA, Section of Litigation, Mediation with the Masters (2010)


IMI Code of Professional Conduct; California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC) Standards of Practice for California Mediators

IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process

Complete Equity Markets, Inc. (in CA d/b/a/ Complete Equity Markets Insurance Agency, Inc. SL# OD44077, Arbitrators and Mediators Professional Liability Insurance, $1 MM

Louise LaMothe
American Arbitration Association
725 So. Figueroa St. 4th Flr.
Los Angeles
United States