Civil Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Hackney, Edward T
Firm Name:
Address:
Edward Hackney
1463 Lighthouse Rd.
San Marcos CA 92708
 Phone:
   Alt/Cell:
 Fax:
Email:
(818) 269-0326
(818) 269-0326
(760) 777-9050
ethackney@gmail.com
BAR Number:
225215
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

I began to use arbitration (binding and non-binding) early in my legal career. I do have somewhat less training and experience in arbitration than I do in mediation, primarily because arbitration is less popular and lesser used. I have participated in the California State Bar Fee Arbitration training and program and various other courses. I have handled fee arbitrations for the State and Desert Bars. I have also handled arbitrations for legal malpractice and nuisance matters. The most relevant training and experience is my experience as a Temporary Judge. Since 2005. I have handled hundreds of cases and have learned how to get to the facts, the law and a decision.

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

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: 50%

Defendant Representation: 50%

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Legal practice limited to meditation, arbitration and other forms of ADR. Arbitrator for State and Desert Bar in attorney fee disputes and I also serve as a Temporary Judge for Superior Court, Riverside County, for civil, small claims, civil harassment, and unlawful detainers. Also part owner and operator of a small energy drink business.

Educational Background:

EMBA (Business) University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (1990) J.D., Cum Laude, Creighton University (1972) B.A. (Business) University of Nebraska, Omaha (1969)

ADR Training:

As a corporate General Counsel, I began using mediation and other ADR methods more than 35 years ago. Over the course of time I have attended numerous mediation programs and refresher courses. My training includes the Pepperdine University School of Law, "Mediating the Litigated Case" 4 day program, "Ethical Considerations in Mediation" sponsored by the Riverside County Law Library and "Impasse is a Fallacy: An Advanced Mediators Forum" sponsored by the Riverside County Bar Association.

Professional Licenses:

I graduated law school in 1972 and clerked for a small firm during law school. I have been admitted to the bars in Nebraska, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia and California. All admissions were by examination. Additionally, I have been admitted to various Federal District Courts, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the International Court of Trade. I made my career as a corporate counsel beginning as Associate Resident Counsel at National Presto Industries and moving on to be Vice President and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The West Bend Company, Tupperware and South Corp USA, Inc. I was a results-oriented general counsel with broad business experience. I have significant legal experience in: Anti-Trust/Trade Practice, Contracting, Corporate Governance, Environmental, Customs, Intellectual Property, International, Litigation Management, Product Liability and Acquisitions/Divestures. I managed both international and domestic legal functions as well as Government and Community Affairs, Public Relations, Customer Service, Insurance, Real Estate and Environmental functions. I currently partially own and manage an energy drink company.

Arbitration Approach:

As a general rule, I tend to be facilitative but regularly use evaluative methods as may be dictated by the matter.

Briefs & Other:

I prefer to receive a written summation of each party's perspective including key facts, key law and history of settlement attempts. This may be as formal as a brief or as informal as a simple letter or statement.

Fee Information:

$400 per hour Half-day minimum. Rates are negotiable for unusual circumstances.

Locations:

Southern California. I will come to your office to do mediation provided all parties agree and there are adequate facilities. I live in the Coachella Valley.


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.