Lee Jay Berman, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.
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Lee Jay Berman
The Mediation Offices of Lee Jay Berman
11355 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 111
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Tel: (310) 478-5600
Email: leejay@mediationtools.com

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Lee Jay Berman is recognized as a national leader in the ADR profession. A full-time mediator since 1994, he has successfully mediated over 2,300 civil/commercial cases, is Founder of the American Institute of Mediation, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. In 2017, Mr. Berman was named 2017 Distinguished Neutral of the Year by NADN. He was previously director of Pepperdine's "Mediating the Litigated Case" program.

Calendar Last Updated: 2 Nov 18


To confirm availability, please contact casemanager@mediationtools.com or call 310-478-5600


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Serving the following Counties:
Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura

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Lee Jay Berman has experience in settling the following civil matters:
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Lee Jay Berman has experience in settling the following family law matters:

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Biographical Notes:
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In August 2017, Lee Jay Berman was named "2017 Distinguished Neutral of the Year" by the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).

Current Roles:
  • The Mediation Alliance, Inc. - Commercial Mediator since 1994
  • American Institute of Mediation - Founder and President
  • Pepperdine Law School - Director - "Mediating the Litigated Case" program in Malibu (2003-2009)
  • Daily Journal "Top Neutral" in 2008 and 2009
  • Who's Who in International Commercial Mediation 2012-2018
  • Aquisition International magazine's Excellence in ADR award 2012-2018
Successfully mediated over 2,300 civil mediations, before, during and after litigation. Specializing in complex, multi-party litigation including business litigation, construction defect, products liability, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

Several hundred business/commercial cases involving breach of contract, business/corporate matters, shareholder disputes and corporate dissolutions, trade secrets, unfair competition, bankruptcy, fraud, collections, and franchise and partnership disputes and dissolutions (including several law firms).
  • Several hundred construction, real property and land use cases including construction claims, defects and closeouts, land use, CEQA, environmental protection, earth movement, homeowner associations, disclosure, exchanges, brokerage and fiduciary relationships.
  • Several hundred personal injury, medical malpractice and premises liability mediations.
  • Several hundred employment cases including discrimination, workplace harassment, wrongful termination, whistle-blowers, and wage and hour claims.
  • Over 100 entertainment, new media, intellectual property and technology cases, including cases involving film, television, music, and computer games and software.
  • Several hundred other general civil cases, including insurance coverage, intellectual property, health care, legal and medical malpractice, probates and trusts.

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Lee Jay has taken literally thousands of hours of training in mediation, arbitration, negotiation and related course work at the most highly-regarded programs in the United States (Harvard Program on Negotiation, Pepperdine Law School's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, the American Arbitration Assn., and the ABA's fine arbitrator training).

Additionally, Mr. Berman is a world-renown trainer in the fields of mediation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.  He has tought thousands of judges, attorneys and business leaders to be mediators and arbitrators, serving for seven years as Director of Pepperdine's "Mediating the Litigated Case" program, and founding the American Institute of Mediation.  Mr. Berman has trained is Amsterdam, Dubai, Delhi, Brisbane, and most of the 50 states.

In August 2017, Lee Jay was named 2017 Distinguished Neutral of the Year by the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

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English, Some Conversational Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • American Arbitration Association - National Registry of Mediators & Arbitrators; Specialty Panels for Business and Commercial, and Construction Disputes; elite Master Mediator for Employment matters
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute), National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly National Association of Securities Dealers, NASD)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California (Mediator of the Year 2005)
  • California Second District Court of Appeal
  • Superior Courts of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Kern and Sonoma Counties
  • Hospital Association of Southern California
  • Mississippi Mediation Project Panel - Hurricane Flood Victims 2007
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators, 2003-present
  • Diplomat, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Charter Member
  • State Bar of California, Standing Committee on ADR, 2006-present; Ethics Subcomm., 1998-2000
  • Chair, International ADR Subcomm.; Legislation Committee, Ethics and Standards Committee
  • Chair, American Bar Association, Section on Dispute Resolution, Training Committee, 2002-2007
  • California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), 1995-present; Board of Directors 1996-2003; Executive Committee 2000-2003, Mediation Legislation & Nominating Committees
  • Chair, CDRC Qualifications and Standards Committee, 1997-2003, published statewide Standards of Practice for California Mediators in 1998
  • Member, California Judicial Council drafting committee Rules of Court for mediators, 1999-2000
  • California Court ADR Directors Council, 1999-2000
  • Southern California Mediation Association, 1994-present, Chair Courts Committee 2005
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Litigation and ADR Sections
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association - ADR Section
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Inn of Court, Los Angeles Chapter


Rates: $7,500 for an All-Inclusive full day, $4,500 for an All-Inclusive half day. All-Inclusive service for the mediation includes one pre-mediation conference call with counsel, all study time including reading briefs, travel time (up to 1 hour of drive time for half-days and including all travel time for full days), reasonable expenses, and the mediation session, including all snacks and meals provided. Only airfare and hotels will be billed as separate line items. Any additional time spent will be billed at $550/hour.
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Payment: Deposits for full amount due upon receipt of deposit invoice. Overage due at conclusion of mediation session. We accept all major credit cards and even PayPal transfers.
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Cancellation Policy: Counsel and party representatives are expected to be responsible in scheduling and to clear hearing dates on all participants' calendars prior to confirming a hearing date. Therefore, parties cancelling or rescheduling within 21 days of the reserved date will be charged one half of the amount of the time reserved.
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View Complete California Roster  ::  Legal Notice  ::  The California Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (www.NADN.org)

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