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Keith Schulner Esq. JD, MBA, MDR

Oak Park, CA 91377
United States
(818) 889-5571

I can provide a neutral location for mediation
Area served: Los Angeles Ventura County border area

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Associations - Business - Commercial - Construction - Contract - Division of Monies and Property - Employment/Workplace - Entertainment - Family - Foreclosure - Homeowners - Landlord/Tenant - Personal Injury - Real Estate - Tax

Member of: LASC Panel (Former)

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Keith Schulner, MBA, MDR, Esq.
Mediator, Arbitrator, Owner,
Greater Los Angeles Area Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediator, Arbitrator at
Mediator / Arbitrator / Judge Pro Tem at Ventura County Superior Court

Mediator / Arbitrator / Judge Pro Tem at Los Angeles Superior Court
Real Estate Broker Agent at zipRealty
Mediator at SquareTrade
Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution | School of Law | Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University School of Law
Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management

Keith Schulner, MBA, MDR, Esq.'s Summary

Keith Schulner, as a trial attorney, worked for plaintiffs and defendants and tried cases before juries and judges. He received worldwide recognition for his leadership role in a multimillion-dollar dispute that was successfully mediated. He has appeared in the media including CNN, NBC, Dutch Television, The Los Angeles Times, Money Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. He earned the highest rating possible, AV, from Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings which "shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity." Keith Schulner has conducted thousands of hearings and knows to efficently contol hearings, question witnesses, and write decisions.

Mr. Schulner realized he was gifted with the ability to help people understand when it was in their best interest to settle and how to structure a settlement for maximum benefit. He knew that mediation would be an excellent use of these talents. To better help people with disputes and complicated financial or business problems, he earned a full Master of Business Administration (MBA) merit scholarship and was the first attorney to graduate with an MBA and Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) from Pepperdine, which tied Harvard for having the best Dispute Resolution program in our nation.

Mr. Schulner has facilitated settlements as a Judge Pro Tem and Mediator in California’s Superior Courts. He has served as an arbitrator for the California Bar and Superior Court as well as a neutral for other organizations (see PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE below.) He lectured about dispute resolution at the University of California Santa Barbara, taught Conflict Resolution at the University of Phoenix and Pepperdine graduate school and appears in Marquis’ prestigious Who’s Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.

No one can, mediate, arbitrate, communicate, solve problems, and find opportunities for mutual gain better than Keith Schulner. With his experience as a Real Estate Broker, businessperson, entrepreneur, manager, attorney, and arbitrator, combined with his training in family law mediation, as well as his MBA and MDR, he can expertly bridge the gap between differing individuals. See for details.

Keith Schulner, MBA, MDR, Esq.'s Experience

Mediator, Arbitrator
December 1997 – Present (15 years 4 months)

Arbitrate, Mediate, Resolve Conflicts, Solve Problems, in person, or via the Internet or phone. See for details.
Mediator / Arbitrator / Judge Pro Tem
Los Angeles Superior Court
Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; Judiciary industry
December 1997 – Present (15 years 4 months)

Act as Arbitrator, Mediator, and Judge Pro Tem.
Mediator / Arbitrator / Judge Pro Tem
Ventura County Superior Court
October 1997 – Present (15 years 6 months)

Mediate, Arbitrate, sit in for Supervising Judge helping parties to settle cases at Mandatory Settlement Conferences.
Real Estate Broker Agent
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; ZIPR; Real Estate industry
January 2003 – March 2004 (1 year 3 months)

Helped people buy and sell Real Estate. California Real Estate Broker License; Member of the National Association of Realtors; Southland Regional Association of Realtors; California Association of Realtors. Top Producer – San Fernando Valley, January 2004.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry
1999 – 2003 (4 years)

Mediated hundreds of cases to settlement
Adjunct Professor
Pepperdine University
Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry
2001 – 2002 (1 year)

Taught Graduate Students Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Managing Trial Attorney
Law Office of L. M. Schulner & Associates (Sole Proprietorship)
August 1992 – December 1999 (7 years 5 months)

Managed every phase of litigation from initial client interviews to jury and court trials including negotiating settlements; acted as Plaintiff, Defense and Cumis counsel; work has included breaches of contracts, crimes, torts, insurance coverage and claims; acted as liaison counsel, successfully representing over 50 plaintiffs in a multimillion dollar settlement of high profile cases; addressed questions worldwide on camera and in print for television, newspaper and magazine reporters; increased profits over fourfold during management
Keith Schulner, MBA, MDR, Esq.'s Test Scores

Graduate Management Aptitude Test GMAT
1998 Score: 770
To give the 770 score more meaning, 730 was top 1% for combined Verbal and Quantitative Skills. The top two ranked business schools according to U.S. News and their entering students average GMAT scores (which are the top 2 averages of all schools) are below:

Stanford University (CA).....728.........1
Harvard University (MA).....724..........2

Keith Schulner, MBA, MDR, Esq.'s Skills & Expertise

Most for (number endorsing followed by skill):

28 Mediation

8 Litigation

7 Arbitration

7 Dispute Resolution

4 Conflict Resolution

3 Intellectual Property

3 Public Speaking

3 Strategic Planning

2 Contract Negotiation

2 Courts

Keith Schulner, MBA, MDR, Esq.'s Education

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution | School of Law | Pepperdine University
Master of Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution / Negotiation
1980 – 2017 (expected)

Pepperdine University School of Law
MDR, Master of Dispute Resolution
1999 – 2000

Worked with Dean Goodrich and Dr. Lowry to create a program combining an M.B.A. with a Masters in Dispute Resolution; was the first such graduate from Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, which tied Harvard as having the best Dispute Resolution Program in the United States
Activities and Societies: Externships with California Academy of Mediation Professionals and UCSB Ombuds
Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management
MBA, Business Conflict Resolution
1999 – 2000

GPA 3.8 GMAT 770/800 (730 is top 1% for combined Verbal and Quantitative Skills); Earned full merit based scholarship at the internationally recognized MBA program
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
JD, Law
1989 – 1992

Dean’s List
Activities and Societies: Competed in Moot Court, Acted as a General Relief Advocate for Public Counsel Homeless, Advocacy Project, Externships with Los Angeles County Public Defender, Burbank City Attorney’s Office, Protection & Advocacy (non-profit organization helping physically and mentally disabled people), and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Economics / Business Management
1984 – 1989

Dean’s Honor Role
Activities and Societies: Ombuds Mediation Program Graduate; SPE Fraternity: Founder, Executive Board Member, Social Chair, Most Accomplished Active; UCLA Crew Team member; Martial Artist (Keith Schulner is a black belt); Pre-Law Society Treasurer and President

RECOMMENDATIONS Received (16)Given (55)
Mediator, Arbitrator

Kris Carpenter
Interactive Campaign Manager at
If you are looking for professional representation from a seasoned veteran, look no further. Keith is not only well educated, but is also a solid family man that knows this business better than most. He is very level headed, articulate and comfortable to work with. I am happy to give Keith the highest recommendation possible. Look him up for sure!
March 19, 2013, Kris was with another company when working with Keith at

Daniel Quisenberry
Attorney at Kirtland & Packard LLP
Keith is a thoughtful and very skilled mediator, who makes sure all sides feel that he listened to them. On the other hand, Keith is no pushover. He is very clear about the holes in a case (on both sides), and the risks of trial. This resulted in a settlement in a very heavily litigated case.
March 19, 2013, Daniel was Keith's client

David Applebaum
Host of Inside America's Mansion on NatGeo
Keith is fair and balanced. His ability to find the proper perspective and create the most equitable decision is what makes him so good at what he does. Additionally, if he were a doctor you would say he has a good bedside manner. No one "wants" to have to go to court, but if you do... you want a fair result and Keith is my recommendation.
March 18, 2013, David was Keith's client

Kevin Staker
Owner, StakerLaw Tax and Estate Planning Law Corporation
Keith is an outstanding individual
March 18, 2013, Kevin was Keith's client

Shulamit Widawsky
Owner at Guiding the Gifted
Keith has helped me by successfully mediating some very tricky, emotionally laden situations. I highly recommend hiring Keith Schulner as a mediator, particularly in financial and real estate matters, with personal and/or business issues involved. It is impressive how Keith can remain calm, even when both sides are ramping up. His calmness, and ability to keep aware of...more
March 18, 2013, Shulamit was Keith's client

Michael Collins
Previews Estates Director at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
As a successful Real Estate Broker having handled hundreds of transactions including multi-million dollar properties for the rich and famous, I know a good Real Estate Mediator and Arbitrator from a mediocre one, and Keith is a great one! I highly recommend Keith if you need a mediator or arbitrator for any real estate transaction whether you have a mediation or...more
March 18, 2013, Michael was Keith's client

David De Castro
Labor and Employment Attorney
Keith Schulner is one of the most creative thinkers that I know. He is the quintessential problem solver. If you have a difficult case that you need settled, Keith Schulner should be at the top of your list.
August 30, 2012, David was with another company when working with Keith at

David Karen
Attorney - Principal - DK Law Group
I enjoyed working with Keith and recommend his skillset.
February 15, 2010, David was Keith's client

Todd Nathanson
illi Commercial Real Estate
Knowledgeable and professionally well versed. He has pride in his work and I find him to be very honorable.
May 22, 2009, Todd was with another company when working with Keith at

Brenda Weiermair
Head of Finance & Administration
Keith was a fellow MBA student at Pepperdine University. He and I worked together on several projects and I found him to be a creative thinker with interesting solutions. He always found a different perspective to look at a problem. Additionally, he was a thorough, intelligent teammember who was a critical element to the success of our projects. I expect he will have great...more
May 21, 2008, Brenda worked directly with Keith at

Anissa Siegel
Independent Mental Health Care Professional
Keith provides excellent information and has been helpful in my questions regarding legal issues. He is a fair minded mediator, trustworthy and very knowledgeable about the law
October 24, 2007, Anissa was Keith's client

James Iwanoff, D.C.
Iwanoff Chiropractic, A Professional Corporation
Keith Schulner has been a long time friend, patient, and professional counselor since 1982. Always able to fully listen, an then, give a good opinion. Watching Keith grow over the years into the position that he has acheived never was a doubt to me. A great person, friend, and family man.
October 23, 2007, James was a consultant or contractor to Keith at

Joel Baral
Entertainment Accountant
Keith gave me some great advice on a real estate transaction that was going south.
September 18, 2007, Joel was Keith's client

Jarett Nixon
Senior Corporate Counsel: Cisco Systems, Inc.
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Keith for a number of years, and I can say with confidence that he is a very intelligent, on-the-ball professional, and someone for whom I hold a great deal of respect.
July 24, 2007, Jarett was with another company when working with Keith at

Lisa J. Goldstein
Owner, LJG Business Services Bookkeeping and Human Resource Consulting
"Keith has helped me start and build my own successful business, with better income and quality of life than full-time employment ever provided"
July 23, 2007, Lisa J. was with another company when working with Keith at

Ernest Thiessen
President & CEO, iCan Systems Inc. (Smartsettle)
Keith provided valuable feedback during the research and development phase of Smartsettle during which time he also became a skilled user of the system. Keith won first place using Smartsettle in the International eNegotiation Tournament competition held in 2004. He's a great team player.
July 21, 2007, Ernest was with another company when working with Keith at


As a professional neutral, Keith has helped hundreds of people and organizations settle their cases in a variety of issues included the below

A.S. Gillespie & Associates
AAA / Automobile Club Insurance
Allan K. Cutler, Attorney at Law
Allstate Insurance Company
Beach, Procter, McCarthy & Slaughter
Bonne Bridges Mueller O'Keefe & Nichols
Bragg, Short, Serota & Kuluva
Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen & Mckenna
Catholic Healthcare West
Charlie's Fixtures
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
CHW Risk Services
Cline & Associates
Cunningham & Lindsey
Downs & Associates
Early, Maslach, Rudnicki & Rossnagel
ETS Express Inc.
Explorer Insurance Company
Farmers Insurance
Gilbert, Kellly, Crowley & Jennett
Girardi and Keese
Hacker, Kanowsky & Braly, LLP
HCN Realty
Hornberger & Brewer, Attorneys at Law
Houl & Houl
Jack L Mattingly, APC
Keating & Keating
Klein, Testan & Brundo
Kuzyk Law
Law Office of Robert J. Waechter
Law Offices of Amante A. Pimentel
Law Offices of Brian S. Weinberger
Law Offices of Brownwood & Rice
Law Offices of Chapman, Gluckman & Dean
Law Offices of Clasen, Rafflalow & Rhoads
Law Offices of Craig A. Humphrey Esq.
Law Offices of Douglas J. Schiffer
Law Offices of Eugene Egan
Law Offices of Gregory J. Khougaz
Law Offices of Hausman & Sosa, LLP
Law Offices of Hawkins, Schnabel, Lindahl & Beck
Law Offices of Isaac Nalive
Law Offices of J. Grant Kennedy
Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Reichman
Law Offices of Knapp, Marsh, Jones & Doran
Law Offices of Larry A. Rothstein
Law Offices of Lawrence W. Scott, MD & Associates
Law Ofices of L. M. Schulner & Associates
Law Offices of Marsha Munemura
Law Offices of Mohammad Nadim
Law Offices of Neil F. Schwartz
Law Offices of Nolan B. Henderson
Law Offices of Peter R. diDonato
Law Offices of Rex Parris
Law Offices of Richardson, Bambrick, Cermak & Fair
Law Offices of Robert B. Treister
Law Offices of Spile & Siegal, LLP
Law Offices of Tabone A Professional Corporation
Law Offices of Zimmerman & Kahanowitch,
Leon D. Fleishman, Attorney at Law
Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois, & Bisgaard, LLP
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Los Angeles City
Los Angeles County
Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Conway & Templeman
Major Properties
Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
Mercury Insurance
Michael S. Mischel & Associates
O'Connor & Martin
Osborn & Associates
Paul and Janofsky
Pacific Employers Insurance Company
Pacific First
Pritchett~Rapf & Associates Realtors
Progressive Insurance
Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Company
Raleigh & Associates
Robert A Lisnow A Prof. Corp
Rosen and Loeb
Royal Specialty Underwriting Inc., (RSUI)
SAFECO Insurance
SBC Pacific Bell
Schaffer, Lax, McNaughton & Chen
Shane & Digiuseppe
Spray, Gould & Bowers
Stone, Rosenblatt & Cha
The Doctors' Company
Travelers Property Casualty, A member of Citigroup
Wood & Bender

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