Civil Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Gibbs, Joseph A
Firm Name:
Address:
Joseph A. Gibbs & Associates
41-750 Rancho Las Palmas Drive Suite B-1
Rancho Mirage CA 92270
 Phone:
   Alt/Cell:
 Fax:
Email:
Website:
(760) 779-1790
(760) 898-8454
(760) 779-1780
jag@jagibbs.com
www.jagibbs.com
BAR Number:
82118
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

25+ years of extensive ADR work as an AAA Arbitrator/Mediator and/or court appointed Arbitrator and Mediator and Settlement Conference Judge and Judge Pro Tem.

Subject Matter Expertise Area(s):
  • Business
  • Employment
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Real Property
Languages Spoken:
(Other Than English)

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: 30%

Defendant Representation: 70%

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Mr. Gibbs specializes in real estate, business and employment civil litigation. Mr. Gibbs has been practicing law for more than 32 years in the Coachella Valley. Mr. Gibbs has tried numerous jury and bench trials throughout the State of California. Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County, 1979-1981; member Schlecht Shevlin & Shoenberger, a Law Corporation, 1981-1993; Joseph A. Gibbs & Associates, 1993-Present; Civil Litigation, real estate, business, commercial, corporate, partnership. Mr. Gibbs is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California and serves as Judge Pro Tempore for the Riverside County Superior Courts. Mr. Gibbs has been volunteering his services as a Judge Pro Tempore since 1985.

Educational Background:

Western State University, J.D., 1977, Loyola University of Chicago; University of San Diego, B.A., 1974

ADR Training:

Mr. Gibbs is an experienced mediator and arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. He has participated in hundreds of arbitrations as either an arbitrator or as counsel for parties. Mr. Gibbs is actively involved in the Riverside County Superior Court Arbitration Panel.

Professional Licenses:

Admitted to California and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California in 1978; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 1983, U.S. Supreme Court in 1988. As a founding member of The American Inns of Court, Warren Slaughter Chapter, Mr. Gibbs is a Master Instructor wherein he teaches legal ethics, trial skills and professionalism, with the most respected judges and attorneys in Riverside County. As a former president and dynamic member of the Desert Bar Association, he is also active in the Riverside, Santa Barbara, and California Bar Associations.

Arbitration Approach:

My approach is to create an environment at the arbitration hearing which allows each party the opportunity to diplomatically present their entire position.

Briefs & Other:

Fee Information:

$350 per hour My rate per day is $2,437.50; my rate per half-day is $1,218.75.

Locations:

Eastern Region (Indio, Blythe); at the above business address; at the facilities of one of the parties' counsel or other appropriate facilities in these areas.


DISCLAIMER: This information has been provided by the mediator and has not been independently verified by the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside. The Court provides this list of mediators 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 mediator. The Court assumes no responsibility of liability for any act or omission of any mediator on the list.