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Shahrad Milanfar

Shahrad Milanfar

Practice areas:

Trucking Accident, Personal Injury, Mediation

About Me

You should only work with a mediator or attorney, if they can help resolve and not multiply your legal problems. So, here are 5 questions you can ask when deciding who to hire:


 


1. How responsive are you to your clients?


2. How is your approach different from other professionals in your field?


3. How will you make my life better or reduce my stress?


4. How do you plan for success?


5. How will your approach save me money in the long run? 


 As a mediator and attorney, it's my responsibility to help clients
resolve their legal problems not to make things worse. My approach is
effective and efficient because it is proactive and keeps my clients in
the loop. I invite you to call me and ask me these questions. 510-597-3320.


You can also e-mail me (smilanfar@bkscal.com) for a copy of my "Three P's of Mediation Success" & "The Three Reasons Why Every Case Should Be Mediated."

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Languages Spoken: Farsi, Persian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Personal Injury: 35%
  2. Trucking Accident: 35%
  3. Mediation: 30%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Shahrad. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rodney K. Okano

    I met Shahrad at a legal seminar a few years ago. Shahrad quickly rose to a leadership role in organizing a group of attorneys to discuss and share ideas about improving the practice of law. Shahrad had good ideas, tireless energy and generous with his time.

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    Rodney Okano Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Becherer Kannett & Schweitzer

1255 Powell Street
Emeryville, CA, 94608

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199905/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Alumni Volunteer AwardGolden Gate University School of Law2003
Criminal Litigation AwardGolden Gate University School of Law1998
Medal for Excellence in AdvocacyAmerican College of Trial Lawyers1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Co-FounderCinch Enterprises - Settlement Aptitude2014 - Present
Instructor: Trial Training & Deposition Training ProgramsNational Institute for Trial Advocacy2007 - Present
Adjunct Professor / Coach of the Trial TeamsGolden Gate University School of Law2003 - 2014
Partner (2009)Becherer Kannett & Schweitzer2001 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Alameda County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2012 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Alameda County Superior CourtMediator2011 - Present
Center for Human DevelopmentMediation Instructor / Trainer2009 - Present
Santa Clara County Superior CourtMediator / Early Settlement Conference Neutral2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaAdmitted to Practice2009 - Present
Center for Human DevelopmentMediator2008 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyInstructor2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyThe Importance of Deposition Admonitions - Part 22013
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyThe Importance of Deposition Admonitions: Part 32013
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyMediation and Endless Curiosity2013
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyThe Importance of Deposition Admonitions - Part 12013
The RecorderBernard Segal, 1930-2011 - By Kate Moser2011
Shahrad MilanfarHow To Get Divorced Without Going Insane2011
www.mediators-blog.comThe KLT needed to avoid failure in mediation & negotiation2011
Shahrad MilanfarThe Three P's of Mediation Success (E-mail me to request a copy)2010
Shahrad MilanfarThree Biggest Reasons to Mediate Your Case! (E-mail me to request a copy)2010
The RecorderMentorship a Tribute2010
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyWhat Bruce Lee Can Teach Us About Trial Practice.2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate Univ SOLCertificate in LitigationLaw1998
Univ of California Santa CruzPoliticsUndergraduate1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Rosenberg Mediation TrainingHow to change the conversation during mediation2015
Annual Mediation TrainingHow to deal with anger in mediation2015
Alameda County Bar Association MCLE SeriesUtilizing Technology in Your Mediation and Law Practice2015
Rosenberg Mediation TrainingHow to change the conversation during mediation2014
iPad for Attorneys, Trial Lawyers and MediatorsiPad for Attorneys, Trial Lawyers and Mediators2014
Golden Gate University School of Law OrientationCareer Panel for Law Students2014
Contra Costa County Bar Association ADR LuncheonHow to utilize technology in your litigation and mediation practice2014
Center for Human Development Annual Mediation TrainingMediation training2014
San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association - Presenting Damages in the Post Howell EraPresenting Damages in the Post Howell Era2013
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyHow to Use Your Trial Skills to Prepare for Mediation2013
iPad for Attorneys & Trial LawyersiPad for Attorneys & Trial Lawyers2013
Golden Gate University School of LawiPad for Attorneys & Trial Lawyers2013
Golden Gate Univ. School of Law - Beat The Clock MCLE EventHow to effectively prepare for Mediation2013
CHD Annual Mediation Training ProgramHow to deal with anger in mediation2013
American Bar Association - Representation in Mediation CompetitionMediator/Judge - Representation in Mediation Competition2013
National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Western Trial Training ProgramTrial Skills2012
Golden Gate University Trial Training CourseTrial Skills2012
Center for Human Development Annual Mediation TrainingMediation Training2012
National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Western Deposition Training ProgramDeposition Skills2011
Golden Gate University School of Law Trial programTrial Practice - Mock Trial Judge2011
Golden Gate University School of Law - pre trial civ lit courseMediation Strategy2011
Gala in Honor of Bernard L. SegalWhat I learned from Bernard L. Segal2011
CHD Mediation Training ProgramDealing With Anger in Mediation2011
National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Western Trial Training ProgramTrial Skills2010
National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Western Deposition Training ProgramDeposition Skills2010
CHD - Mediation Training ProgramDealing With Anger in Mediation2010
National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Western Trial Training ProgramTrial Skills2009
National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Western Deposition Training ProgramDeposition Skills2009
In House EventEffective approach to preparing for Mediation2009
Golden Gate University School of Law - pre trial civ lit coursePreparing for Mediation2009
CHD-St. Mary's College RA Conflict Resolution TrainingConflict Resolution2009
CHD - Mediation TrainingDealing With Anger in Mediation2009
National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Western Trial Training ProgramTrial Skills2008
National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Western Deposition Training ProgramDeposition Skills2008