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Lance A. LaBelle is the principal of LaBelle Arbitration & Mediation, LLC. Lance is a mediator, arbitrator and AV-rated attorney with over 34 years of experience. He has helped clients resolve literally thousands of disputes throughout his career.


 


As the immediate past Chair of the ADR Section of the Orange County Bar Association, Lance continues to serve on its Executive Committee. He received his mediation training and certification through UC Irvine’s Conflict Management and the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution program.


 


Lance is listed in The Best Lawyers of America and has been named to the list of California Super Lawyers for many years including the “Top 50” list in Orange County.


 


 



 

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  1. Mediation: 70%
    30 years
  2. Arbitration: 30%
    10 years

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Contact info

LaBelle Arbitration & Mediation, LLC

22431 Antonio Parkway
Suite B160-127
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198405/23/2016
MNInactive198206/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2016
Top 50 Orange County Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
Top 50 Orange County Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Orange County Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 Orange County Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaBelle Arbitration & Mediation, LLC2016 - Present
AttorneyBerger Kahn A Law Corporation1986 - 2016
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
Association of Attorney-MediatorsMember2016 - Present
Southern California Mediation AssociationMember2014 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Arbitration AssociationPanel of Commercial Arbitrators and MediatorsN/A
Orange County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionADR Section Chair2015 - 2015
Orange County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionADR Section Chair2008 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dynamic Concepts v Truck Insurance ExchangeDefense verdict at trial --affirmed on appeal
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Minnesota Law SchoolN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ADR Section MeetingPanel on Alternative Dispute Resolution2015
Orange County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionPrincipal Lance LaBelle in ‘Mediation as Music’ for the Orange County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section – July 24, 20142014
OCBA Insurance Law Section Meeting“The Rights and Responsibilities Under Cumis (Civil Code Sec.2860)”2014
Seminar for a Major CarrierDeeper Dive Into Directors and Officers Liability Coverage2013
OCBA ADR SectionA Musical Presentation About Mediation2013
Seminar for a Major CarrierContractual Indemnity, Risk Transfer & Related Coverage Issues2012
Seminar for a Major CarrierCoverage Approach and Analysis Under Directors and Officers Policies2012
OCBA Joint Section MeetingInsurance Issues in Mediation2012