Civil Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Schoemaker, Charles
Firm Name:
Address:
LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES SCHOEMAKER, JR.
78-365 Highway 111, #441
La Quinta CA 92253
 Phone:
   Alt/Cell:
Email:
Website:
(760) 413-0860
(818) 640-1845
chaslawla@earthlink.net
www.chasmediation.com
BAR Number:
82810
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

As a mediator, more than 600 mediations. As an attorney, approximately 150-200 mediations.

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

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Mediation and general civil litigation.

Educational Background:

J.D., University of West Los Angeles, School of Law B.A., Rutgers University

ADR Training:

“Conflict Resolution Training (30 hours, Feb. 2005) Loyola Law School "Mediating the Litigated Case" (42 hours, Jan. 2007) Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. “Essentials for Elder Adult Mediation (25 hours, Apr. 2009) ARMS As an arbitrator, approximately 50-100. As an attorney, probably over 300.

Professional Licenses:

2003-present: Law Offices of Charles Schoemaker, Jr. (Tarzana, Pasadena, La Quinta) 1992-2002 Altman, Schoemaker & Hambleton (Encino) 1990-1992 Hamrick and Garrotto (Los Angeles) 1978-1990 Kegel, Tobin & Hamrick (Los Angeles) Admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California; United States District Court, Central District, and Southern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court. AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. American Board of Trial Advocates.

Arbitration Approach:

My ADR style is facilitive, based upon a belief that the purpose of mediation is to assist the parties to find a resolution of their respective needs. My litigation background enables me to be an evaluative mediator when the parties or circumstances so indicate. I believe a balanced approach to the negotiation process is necessary, to understand the needs and interests of all sides before a mediation may be successfully concluded by a settlement agreement.

Briefs & Other:

Short briefs outlining the facts and issues, with information on the status on the settlement negotiations, are appreciated. It is usually not necessary to brief the applicable law. Briefs, without attachments, may be faxed or emailed. Bring pertinent attachments or exhibits to the mediation.

Fee Information:

$300 per hour I negotiate my rates with the litigants/attorneys. I would consider providing mediations at reduced rates.

Locations:

Western Region; Desert Region; at my office in La Quinta; at the facility of counsel for the parties, 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.