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Edward Phelps Esq. J.D.

Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
(626) 795-8844

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

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 100 hours, that they take ongoing training of at least 10 hours per year, and that they have performed at least 500 mediations.
Business - Contract - Division of Monies and Property - Elder/Inter-Generational - Guardianships/Conservatorships - Homeowners - Landlord/Tenant - Probate/Trusts - Real Estate

Member of: LASC Panel (Former)

ADR Experience:

Worked full time as a mediator since 2003 with high success rate in areas of trust and estate matters, elder law, business, real estate, and tort litigation. Experience includes over 35 years of handling business litigation in state and federal courts, including appellate experience. Mr. Phelps serves as a trustee of a number of private trust, including court supervised Special Needs Trust. He has been involved in real estate development including planning commission and city council matters. He has experience in corporate and banking transactional matters, including commercial leasing, real estate development for commercial use and regional shopping centers, loan documentation, purchase and sale documentation. He has also served as a court appointed referee.

Mr. Phelps has served as a neutral for the Los Angeles Superior Court Pay Panel, Pro Bono Panel, the Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Panel, national panel of mediators through Mediation and as a Settlement Officer for the United States District Court, Central District.

ADR Training:

Completed both basic and advanced mediation training courses at Loyola Law School through Loyola Law School's Disability Mediation Center, advanced mediation training rograms presented by the mediation faculty from Pepperdine University sponsored by the United States District Court, Central District and the Los Angeles Superior Court.


Graduated from Loyola Law School in 1975 and from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972 where he received a B.S. degree in Business Administration with emphasis in inance, real estate and insurance.

Mr. Phelps was an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School where he taught real estate development law for over seven years. He was a member of the La Cañada Flintridge City Council from 1988 to 1992. Mr. Phelps was a speaker at the 2002 and 2004 National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) symposia where he presented a unique program on business planning for elder law firms. His program was subsequently described as one of the “Best of NAELA” programs. In 2008 his article on business planning for estate planning law firms was published in the California Trust and Estates Quarterly. He has also presented a program on collaborative law for elder law lawyers at a NAELA symposium.

Admitted to the California State Bar in 1975; U.S. District Court: Central (1975), US Tax Court (1978).

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