Family Law Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Dench, Donald S
Firm Name:
Address:
Donald Dench Law Office
9650 Business Center Drive Suite 102
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
 Phone:
 Fax:
Email:
Website:
(909) 941-1051
(949) 218-3984
dondench@cox.net
donalddenchlaw.com
BAR Number:
191953
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

The 400 plus mediations as set forth above were as a settlement pro tem judge. 100 as counsel.

Subject Matter Expertise Area(s):
  • Guardianships. I am willing and qualified to accept complex cases.
Languages Spoken:
(Other Than English)

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

400 plus family mediations as mediator 25 plus personal injury contract and collection matters. Member RCBA's DRS - Family Law Voluntary Settlement Conference Panel and DRS - Trial Assigment Mediation panel providing day-of-trial mediations at the Historic Courthouse. Member Los Angeles Superior Court Mediation Panel. Years of Family Law Practice: 14. I narrowed my practice over 3 years ago to temporary judge and mediation work only. I conducted Family Mandatory Settlement Conferences on contract for San Bernardino County Superior Courts for 2 of these years until July 2011. Prior Law Practice: Family and criminal matters dependency delinquency probate re guardianships and conservatorships DMV hearings and appeals licensure administrative hearings and appeals before Dept. of Social Services and school expulsion hearings."

Educational Background:

B.A. (1990) University of La Verne, La Verne, CA B.S. (1992) California Southern Law School, Riverside, CA J.D. (1994) California Southern Law School, Riverside, CA

ADR Training:

"Mediation Intensive Training for Court-Connected Family Law Cases" (32 hrs., Feb.-Mar. 2012) The Center for Understanding in Conflict. "Forecasting the Future of ADR" (5 hrs., 2011) University of La Verne School of Law; "Mediating the Litigated Case" (42 hrs., 2010) Straus Institute, Pepperdine Law School; "Mediating Workplace Conflicts" (16 hrs., 2010) Riverside County Dispute Resolution; "Family Law Court Based Mediation" (18 hrs., 2009) Straus Institute, Pepperdine Law School; "Basic Mediation Training" (24 hrs., 2009) Inland Valleys Justice Center

Professional Licenses:

Arbitration Approach:

Facilitative. Mr. Dench's approach is calm and patient recognizing the time required for the parties to achieve a fair and reasonable outcome for everyone. Effective mediations can instantaneously restore litigants' lives allowing them to move forward based on their own choices without delay and expense.

Briefs & Other:

Briefs five days before mediation. Western Region (Riverside Corona Moreno Valley) Mid-County Region (Southwest Temecula) at the above business address at the facilities of counsel or other appropriate facilities in these areas.

Fee Information:

$300 per hour. My rate per day is $2000; my rate per half day is $1000. Reduced rates considered.

Locations:

Western Region (Riverside Corona, Moreno Valley); Mid-County Region (Southwest, Temecula); at the above business address; 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.