Civil Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Rizio, Gregory G
Firm Name:
Address:
4193 Flat Rock Drive
Bldg. 300
Riverside CA 92505
 Phone:
   Alt/Cell:
 Fax:
Email:
Website:
(714) 547-1234
(714) 547-1234
(951) 553-7688
grizio@riziolawfirm.com
www.rizioandnelson.com
BAR Number:
157008
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

Orange County Bar Association. Mediations and arbitrations (1997-present). Riverside County DRS, mediations (2003-present). Involved in numerous mediations/arbitrations/MSC's acting as both advocate and mediator, including the following successful matters: $9,000,000 dangerous condition/public property (Palumbo vs. San Dimas); $5,312,878 class action (Mason v. Farmers Insurance); $1,750,000 auto/PI (Nakamura v. Aguirre); $1,200,000 empl/harr (confidential); $1,100,000 wrongful death (Jones v. DelPietro); $1,030,000 wrongful death (Flores v. Mullen); $1,000,000 sexual assault (confidential)

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

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Orange County Bar Association. Mediations and arbitrations (1997-present). Riverside County DRS, mediations (2003-present). Involved in numerous mediations/arbitrations/MSC's acting as both advocate and mediator, including the following successful matters: $9,000,000 dangerous condition/public property (Palumbo vs. San Dimas); $5,312,878 class action (Mason v. Farmers Insurance); $1,750,000 auto/PI (Nakamura v. Aguirre); $1,200,000 empl/harr (confidential); $1,100,000 wrongful death (Jones v. DelPietro); $1,030,000 wrongful death (Flores v. Mullen); $1,000,000 sexual assault (confidential)

Educational Background:

B.A., Point Loma College, San Diego, CA (1988); Georgetown University, ICPES, Washington D.C. (1987); J.D., California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA (1991)

ADR Training:

"Mediating the Litigated Case" (42 hours) Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Orange County Bar Association (various training). Orange County Bar Association. Mediations and arbitrations (1997-present). Riverside County Court Appointed Arbitrator (1997-present). Handles numerous arbitrations as both arbitrator and advocate (1991-present).

Professional Licenses:

Elected Super Lawyer, Top Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine (2008); Republican Party, appointed local elected officials Deputy Chairman, Unincorporated Area of Tustin (2006); Lincoln Club of California (2004); Los angeles Trial Attorneys/CAALA (1998-present); Italian American Lawyers Association, Orange County (2006-present); Member Association of Southern California Defense Council (1992-1994); Rizio & Nelson, personal injury, employment, general civil (1994-present); Simon Greenleaf, adjunct professor (1994-1997); Bruggeman, Smith & Peckham, insurance defense (1992-1994); San Diego District Attorney, Deputy D.A.P.T. (1991-1992).

Arbitration Approach:

Over his 18 years of trial practice, Mr. Rizio has handled many high profile cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has extensive experience in handling cases with catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, employment and general civil matters. Mr. Rizio has served as a highly effective court appointed mediator/arbitrator since the mid 90's. Trained at Pepperdine's prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, parties quickly discover that he is well versed in breaking down the obsticales to settlement and then uses his effective communicator skills to get the deal done.

Briefs & Other:

Fee Information:

$300 per hour Rate per day: $2,000; Rate per half-day: $2,000

Locations:

Western Region (Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley); Mid-County Region (Southwest, Temecula, Hemet, Banning); 3890 10th Street, Riverside, CA 92501; 1801-H Parkcourt Place, Santa Ana, CA 92701; Willing to travel to counsel's agreed upon location.


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.