Civil Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Milhaupt, Thomas J.
Firm Name:
Address:
Malhaupt Dispute Resolution Services
816 Camarillo Springs Road Suite F
Camarillo CA 93012
 Phone:
 Fax:
Email:
(805) 312-1717
805-482-0116
tmilhaupt@milhauptcohen.com
BAR Number:
124417
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

Wage and Hour/Employment, Personal Injury (auto, premises liability), Real Estate (commercial lease, sales-related tort, negligence, product defectOth), Business and Individual Sales Transactions including fraud and other nondisclosure issues

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

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Tom was born and raised in Wisconsin, and moved to California after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) to attend USC Law School. After gaining admission to the California bar, Tom has worked as an advocate and/or mediator in a variety of cases, including Wage and Hour (individual and class actions), Wrongful Termination and Other Employment, Real Estate (sales, nondisclosure, HOA, partition and adjoining owner issues), Business (contract litigation, business tort and co-owner disputes), Personal Injury (auto, premises liability, negligence, intentional tort, product liability, professional negligence and governmental tort liability issues), Estate Litigation (undue influence, testamentary capacity and questioned documents).

Educational Background:

University of Wisconsin-Madison (BBA - Finance: 1982) USC (JD: 1986)

ADR Training:

Mediation training: Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution (DRPA training) (2017), Pepperdine Straus Institute (STAR - Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies

Professional Licenses:

State Bar of California

Arbitration Approach:

Tom employs both facilitative and evaluative tools in mediation. The views of each participant are heard, understood and effectively communicated throughout the session. Once trust is established, Tom shifts the dialogue to issue identification, information sharing, and case-specific merits-based evaluation including risks and costs of further litigation. Tom discusses these matters with all participants in a direct, informed, respectful and caring manner. A mediator’s striking the right tone matters. When the parties are confident in the process, they re-examine their respective positions, push through impasse, and gain momentum towards settlement. Ultimately, as issues narrow and resolution begins to take shape, Tom keeps the parties focused so they achieve a settlement genuinely desired by all.

Briefs & Other:

Fee Information:

Hourly rate: $300 per hour Daily rate: $2,000 Half day rate: $1,200

Locations:

All of Riverside County and Counsel's facilities depending on distance


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.