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:
Watts, Thomas C
Firm Name:
Address:
Thomas C. Watts Inc. / California Arbitration and Mediation Services
8175 Kaiser Boulevard, Suite 100
Anaheim Hills CA 92808
 Phone:
   Alt/Cell:
 Fax:
Email:
Website:
(714) 364-0100
(714) 329-1814
(714) 505-3661
tcw@tcwatts.com
www.tcwatts.com
BAR Number:
78521
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

Mr Watts is an MC3 certified Mediator, having conducted over 1000 mediations, settlement conferences and neutral evaluations since the late1980’s. Known for Exceptional judgement, decisiveness, and objectivity, Mr. Watts has served as a referee or voluntary temporary judge in Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties for over thirty years.

Subject Matter Expertise Area(s):
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Elder / Dependent Abuse
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Public Agency
  • Real Property
  • Wills / Trusts
Languages Spoken:
(Other Than English)

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: 50%

Defendant Representation: 50%

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

AV Rated. Mediation, Arbitration, Business Litigation, and Complex Transactional Matters.

Educational Background:

LLM., Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law; J.D., Political Science Western State Law School; B.A., Chapman University.

ADR Training:

Mr. Watts earned the Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute (2008) both preceded and followed by many hundreds of hours additional training in mediation and arbitration . Mr Watts lectures widely on matters relevant to dispute resolution. He is an adjunct professor of law on the faculty at the University of Laverne Law School teaching the ADR arts.

Professional Licenses:

Over 40 years of background experience in the litigation of civil matters and negotiation of complex multi-party transactions; Admitted to California State Bar 1977; California Real Estate Broker Since 1978

Arbitration Approach:

Mr. Watts plans a unique approach to resolution based on the conflict and the parties to that conflict. In the case of dissimilar styles disparate views, Mr. Watts carefully navigates those differences in order to arrive at an agreeable framework . Mr. Watts assists the parties in negotiating competently, effectively and objectively.

Briefs & Other:

(1) Mr. Watts would prefer that the parties suspend discovery/motions until after mediation process is completed; (2) Briefs are encouraged (either confidential or served) several days before session; (3) All parties are expected to attend in person; and (4) Parties are encouraged to call in advance with general questions about mediation or other resolution processes.

Fee Information:

To be divided equally amongst the parties. Five hour minimum. Reduced rates or pro bono service considered in appropriate cases. Payments and deposits are due in advance absent other arrangements.

Locations:

Western Region (Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley); Mid-County Region (Temecula); at the address of the mediator; at the facilities of one of the parties' counsel or other appropriate facilities. Other locations: Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Pomona, Pasadena, Orange County. Mr Watts prefers the Zoom or other online platform and conducts “dry runs” with parties at no additional charge Thanks for your help! Please call with any questions or concerns. Stay Safe TCW


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.