David J. Meadows Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Oakland, California.
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MEMBER PROFILE: David J. Meadows Esq.
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David J. Meadows Esq.
Meadows Mediation & ADR Services
679 Arimo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

Tel: (510) 451-2660
Fax: (510) 451-2651
Email: djm@davidmeadows.com

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Calendar Last Updated: 5 Nov 18


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Serving the following Counties:
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo

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David J. Meadows Esq. has experience in settling the following civil matters:
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Biographical Notes:
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Mediator, arbitrator and ADR provider in private practice, working for private parties as well as in connection with the Superior Courts of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Marin, and San Mateo Counties, the U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.), the First District Court of Appeal (Cal. App.), the Kaiser Permanente Independently Administered Arbitration Program.

I have conducted over 1200 mediations, as well as numerous arbitrations and neutral evaluations in a diverse array of disputes, generally in the context of commercial litigation but in other settings as well. Issues raised include breach of contract, partnership, employment, real estate, real estate partition, insurance coverage/bad faith, fraud and other business torts, professional negligence and fee disputes, intellectual property, construction, probate, securities, consumer fraud, landlord-tenant, personal injury, note collection and work out, defamation, civil rights, embezzlement, simultaneous civil and criminal proceedings, and others.

I have a flexible style in which I try to adjust to the needs of the parties and the situation, as opposed to using a single approach for every dispute. I have been trained in different techniques from which I can select and adjust as appropriate. Most of the matters I have worked on have been in litigation with attorneys participating, but I have also handled matters directly between disputants without attorneys. I consult with all participants concerning how best to conduct each proceeding.

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  • J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, California Law Review; Am Jur Awards-Property, Torts, Civil Procedure
  • B.A. Tufts University - 1974

ADR Training:

  • 2001 - Completed 20 hour training in appellate mediation for the First District Court of Appeal
  • 1999 - Completed NASD Arbitration Chairperson training
  • 1999 - Completed 8 hour training with Gary Friedman on mediation Working Directly and Simultaneously with All Parties and their Lawyers
  • 1999 - Completed 20 hour mediation in transformational model for internal Post Office disputes
  • 1998 - Completed 16 hour mediation training conducted by U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.), in addition to 8 hour training in Early Neutral Evaluation from U.S. District Court
  • 1997 - Completed 18 hour advanced mediation course by John Paul Jones Group
  • 1996 - Completed 40 hour mediator training In Commercial Mediation by Appropriate Dispute Resolution Applications (ADRA), co-sponsored by San Francisco Bar Association.

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • The Mediation Society (founding member and Board of Directors 2001-, President 2005-6)
  • California State Bar
  • Bar of United States Supreme Court


Rates: $500 per hour; please see my website, davidmeadows.com, or call for details.
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Payment: Deposit of $1250 per side in two-sided case, otherwise $1000 per side. Minimum charge $2500 per case. Please see my website, davidmeadows.com, or call for details.
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Cancellation Policy: $2500 if canceled less than 28 days of scheduled date; please see my website, davidmeadows.com, or call for details.
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