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Lee Jay Berman

Los Angeles, California 90064
United States

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

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

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.
Associations - Bankruptcy - Business - Commercial - Construction - Consumer - Contract - Elder/Inter-Generational - Employment/Workplace - Entertainment - Health - Homeowners - Landlord/Tenant - Legal Malpractice - Medical Malpractice - Personal Injury - Probate/Trusts - Real Estate

Member of: SCMA - ACR

Lee Jay Berman began as a full-time mediator and trainer over 19 years ago, and has successfully mediated over 1,800 matters. He mediates nationally through PMA Dispute Resolution based in the Century City area of Los Angeles. He is also a national panelist with the American Arbitration Association, a Distinguished Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators, a Charter Diplomat with both the California and National Academies of Distinguished Neutrals, internationally certified by the International Mediation Institute, and a Dispute Resolution Expert with the United Nations Development Programme. He was Mediator of the Year for the US Bankruptcy Court in California in 2007, California’s Daily Journal named him “Top Neutral” in 2008 and 2009, Acquisition International Magazine awarded him “Sustained Excellence in M&A Mediation” in 2012 and 2013, and he has been voted by his colleagues into the Who’s Who of International Commercial Mediation in 2012 and 2013.

Also a respected trainer in the field, he founded the American Institute of Mediation, leaving his position as Director of Pepperdine Law School's Mediating the Litigated Case program after seven years. In addition to lecturing and training at Pepperdine, he has also done so at Southwestern Law School, University of Texas, Southern Methodist University, Lipscomb University and Cal-State Northridge. Lee Jay has trained judges, attorneys and business leaders in India, Australia, Croatia, Jordan, The Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. In 2010, the Southern California Mediation Association honored him with the Randolph L. Lowry Lecture Award for his leadership in educating members of the field.

Lee Jay launched the Santa Barbara Superior Court's successful ADR program and chaired the statewide committee that published the Standards of Practice for California Mediators. He served three years on the State Bar of California's Standing Committee on ADR and has published numerous articles on mediation and ADR. He authors the popular blog Eye On Conflict, and the ABA will be publishing two of his books between now and mid-2014. He lives with his wife, a music executive, in Marina del Rey, California.

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