Family Law Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Cripe, Donald B
Firm Name:
Address:
California Arbitration & Mediation Services
1583 Planet Place Suite 100
Beaumont CA 92223
 Phone:
 Fax:
Email:
Website:
(909) 864-5156
(909) 864-5164
doncripe@camsmediation.com
www.camsmediation.com
BAR Number:
138548
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

I am certified by the Mediator Certification Consortium of California (MC3); Training: mostly on-the-job beginning in approximately 1995 with various CLE courses over that time. I have also completed most of the temporary judge training to qualify as a temporary judge. I am a graduate of the American Arbitration Association Arbitration University and am an arbitrator on its panel. I am also an Arbitrator for the Kaiser Office of Independent Arbitrators. Experience: 28 years as a litigator in many cases in the areas in which I have practiced; past 18-20 years as an arbitrator in those areas as well averaging (est) about 10 arbitrations as an arbitrator a year. I am a Judicial Arbitrator; I have been on the Kaiser Mediation panel; I am a principal in an Arbitration/Mediation service (C.A.M.S.); I am on the panel of Arbitrators and Mediators of the American Arbitration Association, DRS and others. I have arbitrated hundreds of cases from simple P.I. cases to complex medical malpractice matters. Trained by American Arbitration Association and Judicial Training.

Subject Matter Expertise Area(s):
  • Elder abuse; other cases as needed except for those not checked above and juvenile as I do not feel that I have the training and experience to assist in those areas.
Languages Spoken:
(Other Than English)

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

As counsel, I have mediated a few dozen cases for both plaintiff and defendants. I am an award-winning mediator. As a mediator, I have mediated well over 3000 cases of many civil types and a number of family law cases over the past nearly 20 years. I have been with Dispute Resolution Services since its inception and have mediated a substantial number of Riverside Superior Court cases with DRS. I have been and remain an active member of the various mediation panels within the Riverside Superior Courts; I supervised the panel for the San Bernardino Court mediation program for approximately 5 years. I am a founder of California Arbitration and Mediation Services; I mediate commercial cases with the American Arbitration Association and am an ad hoc panelist with several services in the area. Since 2010 I have been a full time ADR specialist. I mediate and/or arbitrate several times a week.

Educational Background:

BA Psychology, University of Hawaii, West Oahu College; JD, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

ADR Training:

"Mediating the Litigated Case" (42 hrs., 2009) Straus Institute; "Litigation Mediation" (25 hrs., 2010) IVJC-Robert Tessier; "Impasse" (25 hrs., 2011) Lee Jay Berman; "Mediating the Family Case" (40 hrs., 2011) IVJC (As trainer); "Mediation Basics" (45 hrs., 2011) IVJC (As trainer); "Mediation Intensive Training for Court-Connected Family Law Cases" (32 hrs., Feb.-Mar. 2012) The Center for Understanding in Conflict.

Professional Licenses:

Arbitration Approach:

I have conducted several "virtual" mediations via Zoom and am very comfortable with that platform. I am flexible. I have employed the extremes of evaluative and facilitative in my experience, depending upon the needs of the case. Initially, I take the guidance of counsel and adapt my style as I find appropriate as the mediation continues.

Briefs & Other:

I prefer short, informal general briefs to be submitted to me a week before mediation when possible. I strongly prefer that the actual parties and decision makers be present at the mediation, but with the stipulation of all parties, will occasionally accept availability of out of town, non party, decision makers by phone as long as they are actually available. I require the participants to share specific information about monetary and alleged general damages. In cases involving medical expenses and liens, it is necessary the parties (particularly plaintiff) have documentary evidence of all paid and unpaid bills, private and government liens, insurance adjustments and lost income. I am willing to adjourn a progressing mediation to reconvene at another date if appropriate.

Fee Information:

$400 per hour I have a 4 hr. minimum. My rate per day is $3,000.00; my rate per half day is $1,600.00; reduced rates considered; $400 non-refundable reservation fee applied to first 4 hr. minimum if engaged.

Locations:

Western Region (Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley); Mid-County Region (Southwest, Temecula, Hemet, Banning); Other Inland areas as needed. C.A.M.S. has mediation facilities in Rancho Cucamonga also; at the facilities of counsel or other appropriate facilities in these areas.


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.