Family Law Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Gershenson, Mark D
Firm Name:
Address:
Mark D. Gershenson Law
400 S. Farrell Drive Suite B-203
Palm Springs CA 92262
 Phone:
 Fax:
Email:
(760) 322-0555
(760) 322-3395
mdg@mdglaw.com
BAR Number:
91496
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

Have served as an arbitrator for mandatory fee arbitration through the Desert Bar Association and as an arbitrator for mandatory judicial arbitration through the Indio Court. Have taken the State Bar Fee Arbitration Training several times. Served as a volunteer settlement attorney in Indio Family Law Departments several years ago during the brief existence of that project. Have represented clients in settlement conferences throughout my career.

Subject Matter Expertise Area(s):
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
(Other Than English)

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Have represented clients in approximately a dozen mediations. Years of Family Law Practice: 28. Experience includes large and complex estates custody support property division domestic violence prenuptual agreements. Prior Law Practice: My practice has been primarily family law since the mid-1990s prior to then I handled a mix of family law and business litigation cases.

Educational Background:

B.A. (1974) Brandeis University, Waltham, MA J.D. (1979) Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA

ADR Training:

"Mediation Intensive Training for Court-Connected Family Law Cases" (32 hrs., Feb.-Mar. 2012) The Center for Understanding in Conflict.

Professional Licenses:

Arbitration Approach:

Varies depending on the case but prefer the non-caucusing approach so that all participants have the same information and the parties feel that they are the center of the mediation. I start by listening but will be evaluative if the mediation stalls.

Briefs & Other:

Mediation brief (in either pleading or letter format) seven days prior to mediation date. Should list the issues in dispute and the party's contentions re those issues should discuss history of settlement talks and mention applicable law re out-of-the-ordinary issues or contentions. Western Region (Moreno Valley) Mid-County Region (Hemet Banning) Eastern Region (Indio Blythe) Los Angeles at the above business address at the facilities of counsel or other appropriate facilities in these areas.

Fee Information:

$400 per hour My rate per day is $3000; my rate per half day is $1500. Payment will be required prior to the mediation session.

Locations:

Western Region (Moreno Valley); Mid-County Region (Hemet, Banning); Eastern Region (Indio, Blythe); Los Angeles; 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.