Barbara S. Bryant, Mediator, based in Berkeley, California.

MEMBER PROFILE: Barbara S. Bryant

Barbara S. Bryant
Mediation Law Offices
1569 Solano Avenue, Box 542
Berkeley, CA 94707

Tel: (510) 558-0600
Fax: (510) 527-6046

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Early Neutral Evaluation
Fact Finding
Special Master

Serving the following Counties:
Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Yolo

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Barbara S. Bryant has experience in settling the following civil matters:
ADA Disability
Civil Rights
Professional Fees
Sexual Harassment
Wage & Hour/FMLA

Biographical Notes:

Barbara S. Bryant mediates cases in all areas of employment and discrimination law, as well as discrimination and harassment cases in housing, educational and business settings. She is known for providing a supportive, personalized and effective mediation process, and consistently demonstrates the power of mediation to resolve even the most challenging disputes.

Barbara has been a mediator, special master, settlement commissioner and workplace investigator since the mid-1990s (full-time since 2000), as well as a mediation coach for the California Courts of Appeal and Stanford Law School mediator training programs. She has taught Sexual Harassment Law at the University of California Berkeley's School of Law since 1989. Barbara litigated individual and class actions in state and federal court for nineteen years, specializing in employment, sexual harassment and discrimination cases.


  • J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law (Highest Honors)
  • M.S.W., California State University, Social Work, Sacramento
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Psychology



Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Advisory Council, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Association for Dispute Resolution, Northern California
  • The Mediation Society
  • ADR Sections, Alameda County Bar Association and Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Labor and Employment Law and ADR Sections,California State Bar
  • Earl Warren Chapter, American Inns of Court


Rates: Mediations $500/hour Special Master/Discovery Referee services $450/hour Workplace Investigations $300/hour

Payment: Payment for one hour of preparation and eight hours of mediation time is to be made prior to the mediation. Additional time spent is billed after the mediation; payment for time not used after a minimum of four hours of mediation time is refunded.

Cancellation Policy: Mediations canceled less than 14 days prior to the scheduled mediation date will incur a cancellation fee of $1,000, to be paid by the attorneys for the party/parties canceling the mediation, unless another matter can be scheduled for that date. If the canceling party reschedules the mediation to take place within three months following the cancellation, the cancellation fee may be applied toward the advance payment for the rescheduled mediation.

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