Civil Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Holmes, III, J. E.
Firm Name:
Address:
Graves & King, LLP
3610 14th Street, Second Floor
Riverside CA 92501
 Phone:
   Alt/Cell:
 Fax:
Email:
(951) 680-0100
(909) 214-4197
(951) 680-0700
jholmes@gravesandking.com
BAR Number:
42267
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

As Arbitrator: Arbitrator, Riverside Superior Court Panel for judicially ordered arbitrations since 1995 arbitrating in excess of 80 cases; Arbitrator, Riverside County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) since 1995 arbitrating in excess of 70 cases. As counsel: Over 35 years have participated in numerous arbitrations in personal injury, product liability, public entity, construction, contract, environmental, real property, general business and general civil litigation. As Settlement Mediator: Settlement Mediator for Court of Appeals, Fourth Appellate District (1992 to present); Settlement Mediator, Riverside County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) (2001 to present). As counsel: over the past 17 plus years have participated in well more than 100 private mediations involving personal injury, product liability, public entity, construction, contract, environmental, real property, general business and general civil litigation.

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

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Currently serving as a Settlement Mediator, an Administrative Law Judge / Hearing Officer for municipalities and as a Temporary Judge. Have practiced for forty plus years as a trial attorney in State and Federal Court, specializing in personal injury, product liability, public entity, construction, contract, environmental, real property, general business litigation and general civil litigation. Have tried in excess of 100 jury cases representing both plaintiff and defense litigants. Have been elected to and been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 1983: served as a Chapter President, on its State Board and on its National Board. Have represented parties before governmental boards, agencies and commissions. Experienced as a Judge Pro Tem / Temporary Judge. Have served regularly as a Judge Pro Tem / Temporary Judge for the Riverside Superior Court since 2006. Military Judge Experience: Served as U.S. Army Reserve Military Judge (Chief, Military Judge/Commander – 72nd Military Judge Detachment (1991-1993). Served as Senior Military Judge, 78th Legal Support Center (1994-1996). Served as U.S. Army (Active Duty) Special Courts Martial (Misdemeanor) Military Judge (1971 -1973). Served as Administrative Law Judge for U.S. Army Reserve.

Educational Background:

B.S., Business Economics, Claremont Men's College; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law.

ADR Training:

Mediating the Litigated Case” Training (42 hours – 2006) Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; Annual Mediation Education Training (5-20 hours, 2001-present); Riverside County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services Continuing Legal Education – Settlement Mediation / Arbitration (5 – 15 hours, 1990 to present); Riverside Superior Court-Connected Mediator Training (6 hours – 2020); Riverside Superior Court Conducting Remote Mediation Training (2020). ADR Arbitration Training (2013).

Professional Licenses:

Appointed to the State Bar of California Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the term of October 14, 2012 through October 11, 2015. American Board of Trial Advocates (1983 to present). Served as Director, National Board (1990-2002). As Director, State Board (1989-1990). As President, San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter (1990). American Judicature Association (Special Court Judges). California State Bar Association (1968), Riverside County Bar Association (1975), American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association. Supreme Court of State of California (1968), Supreme Court of the United States (1979), United States Court of Appeal-Ninth Circuit (1974), United States Court of Military Appeals (1968), United States District Courts - Central District of California (1968), Northern District of California (1973), Eastern District of California (1992), United States Court of Claims (1970), United States Tax Court (1970), United States Court of Military Review (1992)

Arbitration Approach:

Both facilitative and evaluative. To provide assistance to the parties to facilitate their arrival at a collaborative resolution of the matters in controversy. Use generally accepted, and as appropriate uniquely tailored to the parties' needs approaches. My preference is to conduct facilitative mediation giving the parties the opportunity to arrive at a collaborative resolution. Evaluative mediation services are provided on request, or, as appears necessary and appropriate to the circumstances.

Briefs & Other:

Briefs should include a statement of case, status of prior settlement negotiations, each party's legal position and substantiation/authorities, and each party's suggested resolution. Mediation information and documents will be sent to the parties prior to first meeting. Contact may be made with counsel and/or unrepresented parties in advance of first meeting to insure preparation for and attendance by all necessary participants at mediation.

Fee Information:

$350 per hour Rate per day: $2,800; Rate per half-day: $1,400; I negotiate my rates with the litigants/attorneys; reduced rates considered.

Locations:

Western Region (Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, etc.): Mid-County Region (Southwest, Temecula, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont, etc.); 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 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.