Deborah Rothman Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.
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MEMBER PROFILE: Deborah Rothman Esq.
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Deborah Rothman Esq.
Mediator & Arbitrator

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Tel: (310) 452-9891

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Over 20 years, Deborah Rothman has established a reputation as one of California's most widely respected neutrals. In fulltime private mediation & arbitration practice since 1992, Deborah has brought to settlement several thousand disputes, including complex arbitration cases and a wide variety of litigated civil & commercial disputes.

Calendar Last Updated: 9 Nov 18


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Serving the following Counties:
Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara

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Deborah Rothman Esq. has experience in settling the following civil matters:
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Deborah Rothman Esq. has experience in settling the following family law matters:

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Biographical Notes:
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Deborah was recently named the 2012 "Best Arbitrator in Los Angeles" by BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA.
Nationally-recognized arbitrator and mediator experienced in the resolution of complex disputes in all areas of civil law, both nationally and internationally, in a wide variety of industries, with unique expertise in dealing with emotional situations and difficult people: Commercial, banking and savings and loans; franchise disputes; employment (discrimination - sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation & sexual harassment; wrongful termination; retaliation; wage & hour class action; breach of covenant not to compete); aerospace/defense; aviation liability/pilot instruction; accounting firms, business torts, car wash establishments, carpet cleaning; commercial contracts & leases, communications, computers-technology; consumer disputes; construction defect & earthquake damage; entertainment (radio, TV, motion picture production, songwriter credits/royalties, personal management); fast food franchises; First Amendment, foreclosure; health care - doctors, pharmacies, nursing homes, HMO's, hospitals; law firm and other partnership dissolutions, fee disputes and employment disputes; medical and legal malpractice; nursing homes, negligence, personal injury; school districts, police departments, municipalities, and U. S. Postal Service; probate; product and premises liability; real estate; securities; software joint venture; security guard services, taxation-municipal and corporate; trade secret theft and unfair competition.

Honored as a California Super Lawyer in the field of ADR from 2006 to the present; as a Best Lawyer in America (California) in the field of ADR from 2006 to the present; as one of 34 Power Mediators in the U.S. by the Hollywood Reporter in 2007, and as a top arbitrator by Who's Who Legal (California) in 2009.

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June, 1971. B.A., Yale College, Magna cum Laude. June, 1976. Juris Doctor, New York University School of Law. June, 1976. Masters, Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton Univ. ADR Training: *Extensive arbitration & mediation training: American Arbitration Assoc. (annual trainings), ABA, College of Commercial Arbitrators. Certified in mediation by L. A. County Bar Assoc. ("LACBA") Dispute Resolution Services ("DRS"). *Trained by Army Corps of Engineers: construction partnering. **Trained by Department of Justice: mediation of ADA claims.  *Trained by FINRA--mediation & arbitration of securities disputes.

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English, Spanish, Some French and Italian

Memberships & Affiliations :
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*Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, American Arbitration Association. Large Complex Case Panel, eCommerce B2B, Commercial and Employment Law Panels. *Vice-President, College of Commercial Arbitrators. *Fellow, International Academy of Mediators. *Board of Directors, Wells Bring Hope. **Board of Directors (former), Center for Civic Mediation, fka Dispute Resolution Services Inc., L. A. County Bar Association. **Former Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Assoc. Labor & Emp. Law Section (2005 - 2006). **Former Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Assoc. ADR Section (2004 - 2005). Current Memberships include ABA, LACBA & BHBA.


Rates: Available at daily or hourly rates.
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Payment: Deposit required to hold reserved date(s).
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Cancellation Policy: 4 hour mediation cancellation fee for cases canceled or postponed 21 days or less prior to a scheduled mediation. Inquire about arbitration cancellation policy.
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