I have almost 20 years of litigation and mediation experience, having seen both good... more
I have almost 20 years of litigation and mediation experience, having seen both good and bad results. I bring all of that experience to bear in my mediations and arbitrations, keeping focused on the big picture of a positive outcome without ignoring the details of the necessary steps to end disputes with a positive result. I am naturally inquisitive, and bring that constant "asking why" attitud... view profile
Rob Pohls is the principal of Pohls & Associates, a general practice law firm that... more
Rob Pohls is the principal of Pohls & Associates, a general practice law firm that is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and has earned a national reputation for representing life, health, disability and long term care insurers in all forms of litigation in state and federal courts throughout California.
I have practiced real estate and business law in Walnut Creek for 36 years after... more
I have practiced real estate and business law in Walnut Creek for 36 years after practicing in San Francisco and Oakland for two years. I grew up in Berkeley and I have lived in Orinda, California for 31 years.I have been active as a court and private mediator for about 25 years. I enjoy playing golf when I can find the time. I am the President of the Lawyers & Judges Golf Association and a m... view profile
I litigate, arbitrate and mediate business disputes. Business disputes typically... more
I litigate, arbitrate and mediate business disputes. Business disputes typically concern the ownership, management or control of a business, diverse contractual issues, financial torts, and/or government regulatory issues. I also handle many cases in the media and technology industries, with particular experience in First Amendment defense (anti-SLAPP motions) and motion picture, TV and video ... view profile
Candice Stoddard has been an attorney in private practice for the past 30 years. Her... more
Candice Stoddard has been an attorney in private practice for the past 30 years. Her practice is focused on plaintiff personal injury, real estate litigation and transactional, handling purchase and sale contract disputes, partition, quiet title, fraud/non-disclosure, wrongful foreclosure, construction defect and other complex litigation matters. Her experience makes her keenly able to manage n... view profile
CINDY FRAZIER BILSBOROUGH is a Certified Family Law Specialist, with more than... more
CINDY FRAZIER BILSBOROUGH is a Certified Family Law Specialist, with more than thirty years of experience in all aspects of family law litigation and mediation. Using her background as a general civil litigation attorney, Ms. Bilsborough has focused her practice exclusively in the area of family law since 1990. She is able to give each case her broad range of litigation experience, while at the... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.