Civil Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Kistler, Harlan B
Firm Name:
Address:
Harlan Kistler
4193 Flat Rock Drive, Suite 300
Riverside CA 92505
 Phone:
   Alt/Cell:
 Fax:
Email:
(951) 688-7000
(951) 233-3443
(951) 688-7001
harlan@hbklaw.net
BAR Number:
140831
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

1995 and 2000 - The State Bar of California - Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration - RCBA; 2004 to present - Attorney Settlement Programs with Riverside Superior Court.

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

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: 100%

Defendant Representation: 0%

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Inland Empire(Riverside, Corona, San Bernardino); at the address of the mediator; at the facilities of one of the parties' counsel or other appropriate facilities.

Educational Background:

B.A., UCLA, ASU, conferred at University of Iowa (1983); J.D., University of Iowa (1988); Associate Note and Comment Editor for Iowa Law Review.

ADR Training:

"Mediating the Litigated Case" (40 hours) Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (November 2008). 1995 and 2000 - The State Bar of California - Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration - RCBA; 2004 to present - Attorney Settlement Programs with Riverside Superior Court. Settlement Conference Experience: I attend 100+ per year as a participant.

Professional Licenses:

Former member of Inns of Court, Barristers and former Riverside County Bar Association President, Super Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Awarded Riverside Superior Courts "Top 3" Civil Mediation Panel Mediator in 2014.

Arbitration Approach:

My mediation style varies with the needs and interests of the parties and attorneys in each case. My strength as a mediator includes extensive litigation experience, common sense, strong people skills, energy, patience and a strong belief in the value of the mediation process as a positive and respectful means of resolving cases. I am very flexible working with the parties and an effective closer.

Briefs & Other:

I require written briefs five (5) days before mediation.

Fee Information:

$300 per hour $300 per hour (cost to be split between the parties); Rate per day: $2,400; Rate per half-day: $1,200

Locations:

Inland Empire(Riverside, Corona, San Bernardino); at the address 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.