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Alec Brian Wisner

Alec Brian Wisner

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Mediation

Alec Wisner

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Alec B. Wisner has a rare gift for facilitating positive communication between even the most contentious parties and an ability to provide clients with a clear understanding of complex underlying issues.


Since forming Wisner Dispute Resolution Services in Tarzana, California, in 2003, Alec has been using his unique and diverse background to help hundreds of clients successfully resolve disputes through mediation. While he has had particularly extensive training, experience and success with disputes involving commercial law, family law and closely held corporations or family-owned businesses, Alec also mediates disputes involving virtually all areas of the law, including real estate law, tort law and insurance law.


Alec brings a rich and diverse background to his mediation practice. From 1975 through 1978, he developed his legal skills in the areas of family and commercial law. In 1978, he entered the world of corporate business, where he managed the growth of several medium-size corporations and was personally responsible for several new, successful enterprises. In 1996, he returned to the full-time practice of law, focusing on complex civil litigation, class actions and family law.


Lastly, Alec is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders, an international group involved in peacemaking overseas.


Since forming Wisner Dispute Resolution Services in 2003, Alec Wisner has been using his unique and diverse background to assist hundreds of clients successfully resolve their disputes. Thoroughly trained in all aspects of mediation, especially in the areas of commercial/business, corporate contract, real property, insurance personal injury mediation, as well as divorce and family mediation , Alec provides both an understanding of the underlying issues and an ability to facilitate positive communication.


Alec brings a rich and diverse background to his mediation practice. While attending U.C.L.A., he won numerous national debate awards, graduating in 1971. Alec matriculated at the University of Southern California Law Center, earning his J.D. in 1974. 


With his legal and business backgrounds as well as his divorce training, Alec's special niche is the mediatiion of disputes within family owned or closely held corporations or other business entities.


From 1975 through 1978, Mr. Wisner developed his legal skills in the areas of family and commercial law. In 1978, seeking new challenges, he entered the world of corporate business. During the ensuing eighteen years, Alec served in top management in the printing/publishing industry. In this capacity, he managed the growth or several medium-size corporations and was personally responsible for the spinoff of several new, successful enterprises. Mr. Wisner is still actively involved as a director of such corporations as Golden Triangle Financial Services, located in Las Vegas, NV. 


Returning to the full-time practice of law, Mr. Wisner became a principal in Stanbury Fishelman & Wisner, Inc., in Los Angeles, California. As an attorney, Mr. Wisner's practice encompassed complex civil litigation, class actions, as well as family law.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Mediation: 100%
    13 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-450/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Having known Mr. Wisner for almost 45 years, I can attest not only to his legal acumen, analytical ability and creativity, but equally important, to his acute perceptions of people and situations. He sees beneath much that is overt, to the premises, sources and causes of positions and problems. He has a very unusual combination of empathy, insight and shrewdness that lead him to solutions most others would never dream of, much less seek to apply. His enormously varied and successful background enable him to grasp widely diverse subject areas and personalities quickly. While all of these traits made him an excellent trial and transactional lawyer, they make him a remarkable mediator. I could not recommend anyone more highly than Mr. Wisner.

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    In my dealings with Alec, I have found him to be very knowledgeable and compassionate about the field of mediation. I would highly recommend him.

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Contact Info

18375 Ventura Blvd Ste 275
Tarzana, CA, 91356-4218

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197402/26/2015
NVAttorney Inactive199602/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperLawyer 2012SuperLawyers2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
LecturerLawTalk MCLE2009 - Present
Mediator and OwnerWisner Dispute Resolution Services2002 - Present
LecturerLawTalk MCLE1996 - 1999
PartnerStanbury, Fishelman & Wisner1996 - 2002
Director and Vice PresidentGolden Triangle Financial Services1992 - Present
Principal and ManagerWorld News1978 - 1996
PrincipalLondon Press, Inc.1978 - 1996
PrincipalAmerican Art Agency1978 - 1996
Owner and AttorneyLaw Office of Alec Brian Wisner, San Francisco, CA1976 - 1978
AttorneyStanley Anthony Shulster, APLC1975 - 1975

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mediators Beyond BordersFounding Member2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
California Dispute Resolution CouncilMember2004 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMember2003 - Present
Los Angeles MediatorsMembers2003 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMember2003 - Present
State Bar of California, Litigation Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMember2003 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Southern California Mediation AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of California, Litigation SectionMember1996 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember1996 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1996 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaMember1975 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1974 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1974 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
USC Law SchoolLawlaw1974
Univ of California at Los AngelesHistoryundergraduate1971

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ALRPRA, INC. Law Practice Management RadioHow uncertainty drives conflict resolution.2010
Get Your Justice Live webcastParental Alienation in Divorce2009