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Dennis Cohen Esq. B.A, JD

United States
(310) 820-2727

I can provide a neutral location for mediation
Area served: Los Angeles

This mediator offers Online Dispute Resolution (via Skype or similar)

This mediator is participating in the Mediator Registry Low-Cost Referral Program: Book Mediator Now

This mediator has certified to the Mediator Registry that they have taken a basic training course of at least 30 hours.
Division of Monies and Property - Elder/Inter-Generational - Family - Guardianships/Conservatorships - Homeowners - Landlord/Tenant - Legal Malpractice - Peer - Probate/Trusts - Victim/Offender

Member of: SCMA - LASC Panel (Former)

I am a graduate of UCLA School of Law and hold a B.A. in Psychology from Arizona State University. I received specialty training from Mosten Family Law Mediation Training Center, the Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolutions Services, and the Strauss institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law.
My Approach:
I look at mediation as an opportunity to engage in an informative exchange of ideas and opinions, while helping litigants resolve their differences with an economically and emotionally beneficial outcome.

While successful mediation often entails several styles of dispute resolution, the most important element is safety. My goal is to empower the clients to appropriately express their wants and needs, while they develop and practice listening with a reasonable level of receptivity. I believe clients should be given a basic understanding of the laws at issue, so they can make informed decisions. I usually share my analysis and viewpoint freely with both parties, helping them see the strengths and weaknesses of their case.

Although mediation can be very serious and have a significant impact on a party, I find it helpful to create a relaxed atmosphere with as much lightness as is appropriate and possible. At Settlement Works, we are fortunate to have our mediation on a classic yacht ("Concordance") in Marina del Rey. Our clients tell us that the relaxing environment greatly reduces the stress of the meeting process. Personally, I find that communication flows more freely “on the water.” More often than not a client's wistful comment on the beautiful life going on outside, is all it takes to get the parties thinking that it really is time to work things out.

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