Civil Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Chamberlain, Suzanne V
Firm Name:
Address:
Chamberlain Mediation Partners
P. O. Box 7728
Newport Beach CA 92658
 Phone:
 Fax:
Email:
Website:
(949) 438-3888
(949) 476-0636
svc@chamberlainmediation.net
chamberlainmediation.net
BAR Number:
101449
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

Former arbitrator for FINRA, serving regularly as panel chair and as sole arbitrator for over 17 years. Received in excess of 30 hours of arbitrator training from this organization. Arbitrator in attorney-client fee disputes for the respective fee arbitration programs of the Orange County Bar Association since 1993, and of the State Bar of California since 1998. Received in excess of 15 hours of training from these organizations. Began providing private mediation services soon after completing initial mediation training in 2000. Have served on the mediation panel of the United States District Court, Central District, since 2003. Presently serve on the mediation panels of the Riverside County Superior Court (since 2010); the Orange County Superior Court (since 2008); and the Orange County Bar Association fee arbitration program (since 2001). Served as a mediator in the Orange County Superior Court small claims court mediation program subsequent to completing requirements of the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act in 2000.

Subject Matter Expertise Area(s):
  • Lemon Law and Trade Secret.
Languages Spoken:
(Other Than English)

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Full-time mediator offering mediation services for disputes involving business and commercial matters, real estate, workplace and employment issues, and trusts and estates. Temporary judge for the Orange County Superior Court from 2001 to 2018, sitting small claims court and conducting mandatory settlement conferences.

Educational Background:

J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles B.A., University of California, Irvine

ADR Training:

Current Practices and Techniques for the STAR Approach to Mediation (5.5 hours, 2017) RCBA Dispute Resolution Service; Settlement Building; Ethics of Influence; Peace in the Mediation Room (6 hours, 2017) United States District Court, ADR Program; Mediating the Settlement of Monetary Disputes (6 hours, 2016) United States District Court, ADR Program; Analyzing Interests to Facilitate Settlement (2.25 hours, 2013) United States District Court, ADR Program; Advanced Mediation Training (6 hours, May 2013) United States District Court, ADR Program; Impasse (13 hours, 2011) RCBA Dispute Resolution Service; Mediating the Litigated Case (42 hours, 2011) Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law; Complex Commercial Cases (13 hours, 2010) Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law; Advanced Mediation: Skills (13 hours, 2009) Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law; Multiple Party/Culture Issues (13 hours, 2008) Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law; Advanced Mediation: Trends/Concepts (13 hours, 2007) Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law; Advanced Mediation: Decision Dynamics (13 hours, 2006) Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law; Basic Mediation Training (fulfilling California DRPA requirements) (27.5 hours, 2000) University of California, Irvine, Extension.

Professional Licenses:

Arbitration Approach:

Mediation style is adaptable depending on, for example, the desires of the parties or the particulars of the dispute. Often times, evaluative and facilitative styles may be used in varying combinations and at different times in the course of a mediation. Believe it is important to determine what the parties expect of the mediator in connection with their case.

Briefs & Other:

Parties are strongly urged to submit a statement of the case, whether in the form of a brief, letter or informal memo, setting forth (a) information about the issues in dispute and possible resolution of those issues, together with relevant legal authority; (b) the status of discovery; (c) any anticipated motions; and (d) the history of any settlement negotiations which should include the last offer or demand made and the basis for such. This statement should not exceed 10 pages in length and be provided no later than 7 days before the mediation.

Fee Information:

$400 per hour For private mediations, advance fees, charges for travel, and minimums may apply. Value Mediation Participant.

Locations:

Western Region (Riverside, Corona); at the Orange County facilities of the mediator or counsel; at the Riverside County facilities of counsel or historic courthouse.


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.