Katherine L. Gallo Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Foster City, California.
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MEMBER PROFILE: Katherine L. Gallo Esq.
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Katherine L. Gallo Esq.
Discovery Referee/Special Master/Mediator
969G Edgewater Blvd., Suite 345
Foster City, CA 94404

Tel: (650) 571-1011
Fax: (650) 571-0793
Email: assistant@discoveryreferee.com
www.discoveryreferee.com www.resolvingdiscoverydisputes.com

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Calendar Last Updated: 8 Nov 18


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Serving the following Counties:
Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba

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Katherine L. Gallo Esq. has experience in settling the following civil matters:
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Biographical Notes:
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Since 1994, owner of the Law Offices of Katherine L. Gallo. As a private Discovery Referee or Special Master, I have been appointed by the Court or selected by the parties in over 200 hotly contested, complex litigated civil matters primarily in the fields of business, insurance, construction, employment, real estate, family law and personal injury. Court assignments have come from the Superior Courts of Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Francisco, San Mateo Santa Clara and Sonoma counties. 

As a Mediator and Pro-Tem Settlement I have handled over 500 cases with a settlement rate in excess of 90% in the areas of real property (including eminent domain, easements and commissions), personal injury, product liability, elder abuse, construction defect (including liens and construction operations losses), employment (including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and wage and hour claims), business disputes, mortgage and foreclosure matters and Lemon Law. 

For the last 20 years I have been giving seminars on discovery, written discovery articles and now have a blog on discovery called www.resolvingdisputes.com

I also provide in-house training on the discovery process. I take pride in accomplishing the parties’ and the courts’ objectives with regard to impartiality, timeliness and accuracy. For more information you can go to my website at www.discoveryreferee.com.

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McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Juris Doctorate, 1986
University of California, Irvine
Bachelor of Arts, 1981

OVER 100 Hours of Mediation training including

Strauss Institute, Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution, 2016

Bar Association of San Francisco Attorney/Client Fee Arbitration Training, 2014

San Francisco and Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Training, 2010-2012

ABA Dispute Resolution Conference, 2010

ABA Dispute Resolution Conference, 2008

Strauss Institue, Mediating the Complex Case, 2007

Strauss Institute, Mediating Complex Construction Disputes, 2006

Rosenberg Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, 1996


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Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • Panel Member of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Panel Member of San Francisco Bar Association attorney/Client Fee Dispute Program
  • Pro-Tem Settlement Judge for the Superior Courts of San Francisco and Contra Costa 
  • Pro-Tem Discovery Judge and Discovery Facilitator for San Francisco and Contra Costa Superior Courts


Rates: Discovery Referee / Special Master $400 per hour )
Fees split between the parties involved in the dispute.

$450 per hour - fee split between the parties
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Payment: Retainer will be requested upon booking.
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Cancellation Policy: No cancellation fee. Will only be billed for work performed prior to the cancellation.
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