Civil Mediator Background Information


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.




Name:
Jensen, Christopher G
Firm Name:
Address:
Reynolds Jensen & Swan LLP
3233 Arlington Avenue, Suite 203
Riverside CA 92506
 Phone:
 Fax:
Email:
(951) 787-9400
(951) 682-7312
cgj@rjslaw.com
BAR Number:
134614
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

Over 20 years as advocate. As a mediator, mediated well over 50 matters. Mediation Coordinator for Riverside Superior Court Mediation Program through RCBA Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. (DRS) a not for profit ADR provider (1996-present). Founding and still member of Board of Directors, President for RCBA DRS (1995-present). Member of Riverside County Superior Court ADR Committee (1994-present). RCBA State Bar Assoc. ADR representative/contact (1992-2000). Co-Chair, RCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (1996-1997). Founding member of Board of Directors of Settlement Now-Inland, a California non-profit corporation, vice president 1994. Settlement Now was organized to facilitate a less expensive, less intrusive means to resolve litigation; a mediation service. cation replacement for Judge Elwood Rich, Retired Riverside Superior Court. Settlement officer, Riverside Superior Court Master Trial Calendar Settlement Program.

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

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Partner in the law firm of Reynolds, Jensen & Swan, LLP. Emphasis in business/civil litigation/trial, transaction practice throughout California; State and Federal. Some administrative law, quasi criminal proceedings and appellate work. Presently representing numerous multi-million dollar companies relating to contractual and/or tort disputes in a variety of commercial arenas including medical, aerospace, banking, construction and fungible commodities. Strong knowledge in contracts, business torts, equities, real property, employer/employee, landlord-tenant, UCC, civil procedure, corporations, construction disputes, and related issues. Extensive trial work. Also experienced in bankruptcy litigation, both creditor and debtor. Pro Tem, Riverside County Superior Court. Civil law and motion, unlawful detainer, small claims, county ordinance violations and traffic calendars and minor misdemeanor arraignments (DUI and related items).

Educational Background:

A.A.-General Education, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA (01/1982); B.A.-History, California State University, Fullerton, CA (01/1984); J.D., Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, CA (12/1987)

ADR Training:

"Mediating the Litigated Case" (42 hours, Feb. and March 2009) Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; "The Perfect Storm That Could Sink the Good Ship Mediation" (2007) provided by RCBA-Straus Institute Instructor, Peter Robinson; "The Many Faces of Mediation" (2005) provided by RCBA, Honorable Judges Victor Miceli and Charles Fields, instructors; "Conflict Management: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" (2003) provided by RCBA-Straus Institute Instructor; "Recent Developments in Mediation" (2002) provided by RCBA-Straus Institute Instructor; "Mediation Current Trends" (2001) provided by RCBA-Straus Institute Instructor; "Advanced Mediation Techniques" (1999) provided by RCBA-Straus Institute Instructor, Peter Robinson. Over 20 years as litigator and arbitrator.

Professional Licenses:

AV Rating by Martindale-Hubble (current); Riverside County Bar Association (RCBA), Judicial Evaluation Committee (2001-present); Instructor at California Southern School of Law, subject-Commercial Code, Article 9, Secured Transactions. Formerly taught in conjunction with Article 2, Sales (1998-present); associated with the Law Offices of Larry K. Reynolds, private practice (1990-1995); Blumenthal & Miliken-Attorney. General civil litigation with emphasis in business disputes and real property transactions. Included all facets of litigation including trial and appellate practice (1988-1990); Blumenthal & Miliken-Certified Law Clerk (1985-1988); Admitted to California State Bar-State Bar No. 134614, also admitted to Southern and Central Federal District of CA (06/14/88); Intern Investigator-Los Angeles County District Attorney, California, through Cal State Fullerton senior project program (1983).

Arbitration Approach:

Briefs & Other:

Briefs required. Pre-mediation conference to determine case requirements.

Fee Information:

$300 per hour Rate per day: $2,400; Rate per half-day: $1,100; reduced rates and pro bono considered.

Locations:

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


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.