Joan B. Kessler JD PhD, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.

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Joan B. Kessler JD PhD
JAMS
555 W. 5th St.
32nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tel: (213) 253-9718
Fax: (213) 620-0100
Email: jkessler@jamsadr.com
www.jamsadr.com/kessler

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
 
Mediation
Arbitration
Med-Arb
Early Neutral Evaluation
Fact Finding
Facilitation
Special Master
Mediation Training/CLE
Referee

Serving the following Counties:
Los Angeles, Orange

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CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Joan B. Kessler JD PhD has experience in settling the following civil matters:
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Creditors
Business Dissolution
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Community Associations
Condominiums
Construction
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Debt Collections
Discrimination
Education
Eminent Domain
Employment
Entertainment Sector
Family Businesses
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Media & Communications
Mortgage Foreclosure
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Sexual Harassment
Taxation
Title Disputes
Torts
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Wage & Hour/FMLA

Joan B. Kessler JD PhD has experience in settling the following family law matters:
Divorce (All Issues)
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Joan B. Kessler, Esq., Ph.D. joins JAMS with more than 10 years’ experience as an ADR professional and a Ph.D. in communications. Dr. Kessler has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of diverse matters, including individual and class action employment; real property; business/commercial, including partnership and shareholder disputes; estate/probate/trust; insurance; and entertainment cases. With a law career spanning more than 30 years, she has the legal experience and knowledge to quickly understand complex legal issues. Dr. Kessler’s 10-plus years of experience as a jury researcher and consultant affords her the ability to provide key insights into jury dynamics.

Dr. Kessler is a uniquely qualified mediator and arbitrator whose training and education allow her to communicate effectively with attorneys and all parties involved in her matters. Her background in communications helps her to develop a rapport with even the most challenging, combative and high-profile personalities. She possesses a keen ability to bring parties together to reach resolution on even the most contentious of matters. Dr. Kessler uses her ability to speak Spanish and her understanding of inter-cultural uniqueness in Korean, Persian, Israeli, Armenian, and other cultures to help resolve disputes through mediation.

Education:

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA - J.D. 1986; Chief Articles Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal
  • University of Michigan, Ph.D. Speech Communication, 1973
  • University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. Speech Communication, 1969
  • University of Michigan, A.B. English, 1967

Languages

English, Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Admitted to the State Bar of California (1987). AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Admitted to the U.S. Tax Court.
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
  • Member, American, Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations.
  • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.
  • Member, Organization of Women Executives, 1996-Present.
  • Member, Southern California Mediation Association, 2006-Present.
  • Southern California Super Lawyer.
  • Daily Journal's 2006 Top Women Litigators.
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Awardee in Mediation - 2008.
  • Associate Editor, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) "Advocate" Magazine 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.


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