Civil Arbitrator Background Information


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Name:
Schelling, Rob
Firm Name:
Address:
Rob Schelling, A Professional Corporation
29826 Haun Road Suite 202
Menifee CA 92586
 Phone:
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Email:
Website:
(951) 301-6200
(951) 818-3800
(951) 301-6201
rs@rschelling.com
www.rschelling.com
BAR Number:
124443
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

I have successfully mediated numerous cases for the Riverside County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Service(DRS)(since 2001). I have been called on by the Riverside County Court to serve as a mediator since 2001, and have been retained by several attorneys to privately mediate their disputes. I have also been called upon to serve as a mediator at the Trial Assignment Calendar in Department 1 of the Riverside County Superior Court, and have been doing so 1-2 times a month for the past 3-4 years. I have served as a mediator for litigated cases over 200 times, and within the past two years 75 times. I have participated in and observed over 300 mediations. In addition to the matters in which I have served as a mediator, I have also particated in 100+ mediations with my clients. Mediated cases include: real property, dog bites, auto accidents, premise liability, business and partnership disputes, financial elder abuse, trust/estate disputes, and lemon law/consumer litigation. I have served as a temporary settlement conference Judge for the Riverside County Superior Court. I have participated in numerous settlement conferences as counsel for my clients.

Subject Matter Expertise Area(s):
  • I will mediate other matters on a case-by-case basis.
Languages Spoken:
(Other Than English)

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: 85%

Defendant Representation: 15%

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Real property litigation; financial elder abuse; lemon law; personal injury; estate litigation. The principal portion of my law practice is in the following Courts: Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles. Minimal work in the Federal Courts. I have received the training offered by the Riverside Superior Court to serve as a Temporary Judge.

Educational Background:

A.A., Riverside City College (1976); B.S., Western State University College of Law (1985); J.D., Western State University College of Law (1986)

ADR Training:

Elder Justice and Advocacy" (36 hours, June 2009) California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform; "Mediating the Litigated Case" (42 hours, Feb. and Mar. 2009) Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; "Cutting Edge Negotiation Strategy for Lawyers" (12 hours, Jan. 10, 2008) Negotiation Strategy Institute; "Debunking the Top 10 Mediation Myths" (2 hours, May 31, 2006) Riverside County Bar Association; I have also attended over 100 hours of trial related seminars and specific area of practice related seminars during the same above time period. I have been assigned as an arbitrator by the Riverside Superior Court in real property, lemon law and personal injury matters.

Professional Licenses:

Admitted to the State Bar of California (1986); Sole Practitioner: Law Office of Rob Schelling, Riverside, CA (1986-1995); Sole Practitioner: Law Office of Rob Schelling, Nuevo, CA (1995-1997); Sole Practitioner: Rob Schelling, A Professional Corporation, Riverside, CA (1997-1999); Sole Practitioner: Rob Schelling, A Professional Corporation, Perris, CA (1999-2008); Sole Practitioner: Rob Schelling, A Professional Corporation, Menifee, CA (2008-present)

Arbitration Approach:

Depends on the particular needs of the case - could be facilitative, sometimes more evaluative. I always let participants know I care about them and the matter at hand. I am a very people oriented person and conduct the mediations accordingly.

Briefs & Other:

I typically ask for a mediation statement with outline of the facts, substantive legal issues, and parties view of settlement, three to five days in advance of the mediation.

Fee Information:

$300 per hour 4 hour retainer split equally by the parties. Value Mediation Participant.

Locations:

Western Region(Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley); Mid-County Region(Southwest, Temecula, Hemet); at the office of the mediator; at the facilities of one of the parties' counsel or other appropriate facilities.


DISCLAIMER: This information has been provided by the arbitrator and has not been independently verified by the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside. The Court provides this list of arbitrators as a public service. The Court does not endorse, recommend, or make any warranty pertaining to the qualifications or competency of any provider on this list. Inclusion on the list is based on the representations of the arbitrator. The Court assumes no responsibility of liability for any act or omission of any arbitrator on the list.