Civil Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Morrison, Ariella
Firm Name:
Address:
Morrison ADR
166 Monterey Road
South Pasadena CA 91030
 Phone:
   Alt/Cell:
Email:
(248)217-2734
(248)217-2734
ariellamorrison@gmail.com
BAR Number:
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

Centinela Youth Services, Volunteer Mediator, October 2016 - Present ~ Unlawful Detainer Mediation Project, Volunteer Mediator, October 2021 - Present

  Remote Services:
This arbitrator / mediator offers their services remotely (over phone/video conferencing technology).
Subject Matter Expertise Area(s):
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Construction
  • Conservatorships / Guardianships
  • Contract
  • Elder / Dependent Abuse
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord Tenant / Neighborhood
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Public Agency
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Wills / Trusts
Languages Spoken:
(Other Than English)

n/a - some Spanish

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Ariella Morrison is an attorney, mediator, and advocate with a grounded commitment to public service and social justice. As a Senior Staff Attorney with OneJustice, Ariella provides consulting and technical assistance services to legal nonprofits throughout CA (including workshops and trainings on conflict management). Prior to moving from Detroit to Los Angeles, Ariella worked as a staff attorney with Lakeshore Legal Aid, an associate attorney with Hallahan & Associates, P.C, and served as a pro bono immigration attorney. From 2018 - 2020, Ariella served on the Board of Directors for Kids Managing Conflict (the charitable and educational arm of the Southern California Mediation Association). In 2019, Ariella completed Liberty Hill Foundation's Commissions Training Program for Emerging Leaders.

Educational Background:

Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, J.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., English Language and Literature

ADR Training:

40 Hour Mediating Commercial and Litigated Cases (American Institute of Mediation), October 2021 ~ 36 Hour Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training (Center for Dispute Resolution), November 2016 ~ 44 Hour LA County Mediation Training (Centinela Youth Services), October 2016 ~ 40 Hour General Civil Mediation Training (Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan), March 2016

Professional Licenses:

Awaiting CA Bar results, Licensed in MI (P79190)

Arbitration Approach:

Ariella's style ranges from facilitative to directive, depending on the situation and needs of the case and parties.

Briefs & Other:

Please submit a short brief via email at least 5 days prior to the mediation. Briefs should set forth the facts of the dispute, the applicable law, a breakdown of plaintiff's damages, a discussion of any applicable affirmative defenses, and the history of settlement negotiations.

Fee Information:

Rate negotiable based on income of the parties.

Locations:

Preference for remote services. Willing to travel throughout Southern CA to the offices of counsel or other appropriate facilities subject to the agreement of both parties.


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.