Myer J. Sankary Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.

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Myer J. Sankary Esq.
ADR Services Inc.
1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: (818) 231-2965
Fax: (818) 474-8523

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Serving the following Counties:
Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, Ventura

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Myer J. Sankary Esq. has experience in settling the following civil matters:
Contract Disputes
Professional Negligence
Trusts / Estates

Myer J. Sankary Esq. has experience in settling the following family law matters:
Marital Issues
Parent-Elder Support

Biographical Notes:

Myer Sankary has mediated over 1000 cases since 1996 involving a variety of areas of law and business. He is a specialist in Probate Mediation because of his 40 years of practice in the field of probate and estate planning.

Mr. Sankary started practicing law in Beverly Hills after graduating Harvard Law School in 1965. He has extensive experience both as a litigator and transactional attorney. He is considered an expert in contract law (he teaches a course in drafting contracts), and specializes in probate, wills, trusts, and conservatorships. He is one the select lawyers who serves on the probate volunteer panel for the LA Superior Court Probate Department. He is also experienced in family law, real estate, construction, employment law, including discrimination, intellectual property matters, trade secrets, and a variety of tort actions including personal injury, premise liability, and product liability. He has an A.V. rating in Martindale & Hubbell. Mr. Sankary currently specializes in alternative dispute resolution, conducting mediations, arbitrations, and consultations with individuals, lawyers and businesses on how to resolve disputes through negotiated settlements.

He is an author and lecturer on negotiating strategies as well as the new social science of persuasion and influence. Mr. Sankary is the only attorney and mediator trained and certified by Dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor of Psychology and Social Science at Arizona State University. He has presented numerous workshops and lectures for mediators, attorneys, corporate executives, human resource managers, on the subject "Applying the Science of Influence to the Art of Negotiations". Mr. Sankary is considered one of the leading authorities on this subject.


Lecturer at USC Marshall Graduate School of Business in Legal Negotiation Theory and Practice, 2001-2006. Mr. Sankary conducts a unique negotiation workshop for MBA candidates and conducts experimental studies in negotiation strategies in these advanced classes.

Mr. Sankary has attended over 300 hours of Arbitration and Mediation training since 1996 including ADR programs sponsored by the Rutter Group; Straus Institute Pepperdine Law School: Basic and Advanced Mediation Training , Mediating the Litigated Case, Mediation Masters Forum 2000, 2002, Negotiating Techniques in Mediation, Civil and Probate Mediation Training, by James C. Melamed , J. D., Mediation Center, Inc, Mediation Workshop at School For Peace, at Latrun, Israel, 1996.

Training Courses Given by Mr. Sankary include U.S. Department of Justice, Southern District of California; Mediating the Probate Dispute; Lecturer, State Bar of California, and author of "Mediation-How To Negotiate the Best Deal for Your Client".

  • Straus Institute, Pepperdine Law School, Mediation/Arbitration Training/Master Forum -
    1996 to present and numerous other training programs.
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. graduated 1965, [Admitted in State Bar of California in 1966]
  • Texas Christian University, BA, Philosophy, graduated 1962 [summa cum laude]



Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Member Board of Trustees, San Fernando Valley Bar Association;
  • Member, Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Southern California Mediation Association and Chairman of the monthly Roundtable programs on mediation;
  • California Dispute Resolution Council, former member ADR Committee of State Bar of California, Dispute Resolution Services
  • L.A. Consumer Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association;
  • Member, Board of Trustees, San Fernando Valley Bar Association;
  • Member of State Bar of California (since 1966);
  • Past Chairman and current Senior Advisor to the Executive Committee of Solo and Small Firm Section of State Bar of California;
  • Recipient of Myer J. Sankary Annual Achievement Award;
  • Recipient of the 2002 ABA General/Solo Section Rikli Lifetime Achievement Award. Professional Network Group (Encino);
  • Immediate Past President, Southern California Mediation Association
  • Mediation Trainer for California Adult Protective Service Workers
  • Founding Director of ARMS (Elder Adult Mediation Services)


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