Civil Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Heiting, James O
Firm Name:
Address:
The Brocktonian
6216 Brockton Ave. Suite 111
Riverside CA 92506
 Phone:
 Fax:
Email:
Website:
(951) 203-9682
(951) 682-4072
joheiting@heitingandirwin.com
www.heitingandirwin.com
BAR Number:
68996
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

U.S. District Court, award for handling most mediations; Court of Appeal Mediator (from 1991); Recipient of the Ralph N. Kleps Award (1996) "for improvement in the administration of the courts"; Riverside County Bar Association-Dispute Resolution Services; Dispute Resolution Services Board Member; Private: Mediation/Arbitration/Settlement, over 25 years (hundreds); Riverside Superior Court Arbitration Advisory Board; Riverside Superior Court Mediation Panel Appointment. Arbitrated cases from hours long to weeks long, from fairly minor amounts in controversy to multi-million dollar awards. Both binding and non-binding; as counsel, as an individual arbitrator and/or as a panel member.

Subject Matter Expertise Area(s):
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Product Liability
Languages Spoken:
(Other Than English)

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Civil litigation; emphasis on tort litigation; mostly all types of personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice (plaintiff and defense). U.S. District Court, award for handling most mediations; Court of Appeal Mediator (from 1991); Recipient of the Ralph N. Kleps Award (1996) "for improvement in the administration of the courts"; Riverside County Bar Association-Dispute Resolution Services; Dispute Resolution Services Board Member; Private: Mediation/Arbitration/Settlement, over 25 years (hundreds); Riverside Superior Court Arbitration Advisory Board; Riverside Superior Court Mediation Panel Appointment.

Educational Background:

B.S. (Valedictory) Riverside University (1971); B.S.L. Western State University, College of Law (1973); J.D. Western State University, College of Law (1975)

ADR Training:

"Mediating the Litigated Case" (42 hours, Feb/March 2009) Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; ongoing CLE.

Professional Licenses:

President, State Bar of California (2005-2006); State Bar Board of Governors (2002-2006) with various offices (Vice President, Chair of Board Committee on Operations, Chair of Planning, Program Development and Budget Committee, Chair of Audit Committee, Treasurer); Riverside County Bar Association President (1996); Trial Lawyer since 1976 (trials throughout the state); Multiple non-profit boards and volunteer commitments; Member, Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court; American Bar Association West Coast Commissioner overseeing Lawyer Assistance Programs (2007-2010); Entitled to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States District Courts, all courts of California; Member of various bar associations, state, federal and national.

Arbitration Approach:

Dependent on case/circumstances/needs.

Briefs & Other:

Fee Information:

$500 per hour Rate per day: $4,000; Rate per half-day: $2,000 (divided by number of parties); travel time outside Riverside charged at reduced rate.

Locations:

Western Region (Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley); at the office of the mediator; at the facilities of one of the parties' counsel or other appropriate facilities. Other locations: as needed.


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.