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R. Elaine Leitner, Mediator, Oakland, California.

R. Elaine Leitner

Leitner Mediation
6114 La Salle Avenue
Box 474
Oakland, CA, 94611
Tel: (510) 339-7375
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Fax: (510) 339-9402
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Special Master
  • LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY
  • SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND
  • SAN JOSE-SANTA CLARA

Biographical

Full time mediator since 1991, successfully mediating the diverse array of business, insurance, and employment disputes which were the focus of my 13 year litigation practice at Keker, Van Nest & Peters. In solo mediation practice, having been one of the American Arbitration Association's employment and commercial panelists from 1995-2002.

Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law since 1998 teaching "Negotiation and Settlement"


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation

Education

  • J.D. 1978 - Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
  • B.S. 1975 - Tufts University, Medford, Mass, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
  • Listed in "Best Lawyers in America", 1987 Ed.

More than 200 hours of training/speaking experience:

  • U.S. District Court Training for Court Mediators - 20 hours 7/93
  • Bill Lincoln - Understanding Conflict - 20 hours - 3/93
  • Bill Lincoln - Impasse Resolution & Mediation - 20 hours - 5/93
  • Conciliation Forums of Oakland - 30 hours - 11/92 & 3/94

Speaker and trainer/teacher at numerous MCLE programs and law firm training sessions on mediation topics, including:

  • 1/96 - AAA Arbitration Mediation Day - Employment ADR
  • 1/96 - ALI-ABA - Making ADR Work for YOU
  • 4/96 - COAC Annual Meeting - Lake Tahoe
  • 5/96 - Labor & Employment Section St. Bar - Legal issues in Mediation
  • 5/96 - Faculty - State Bar mediation training- Monterey
  • 8/97 - U.S. District Court "Mediating & Evaluating Sexual Harassment Cases
  • 7/00 - Mediation Advocacy - AAA Sponsored seminar
  • 1/05 - Everything An Advocate Needs to Know About ADR Ethics, Hastings/Bar Assoc. of SF program with co-speaker David Meadows
  • 1/06 - Everything An Advocate Needs to Know About Mediation Ethics, Hastings/Bar Assoc. of SF Program with David Meadows
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 - Coach at Hastings Leadership Academy for Women

Memberships & Affiliations

  • SPIDR-Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution; ACR- Association for Conflict Resolution
  • The Mediation Society, Board of Directors 2008-present;
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers;
  • Northern California Mediation Assn;
  • CDRC-California Dispute Resolution Council;
  • S.F. Women Lawyers Alliance & California Women Lawyers

Rates Information

$500/hour for Bay Area two-party cases
daily rates for counties outside the Bay Area
Please call for multi-party and daily rates

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