Family Law Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Arnold, III, C.F.L.S., Thurman W
Firm Name:
Address:
Arnold Thurman
225 South Civic Center Drive Set 1-3
Palm Springs CA 92262
 Phone:
 Fax:
Email:
Website:
(760) 320-7915
(760) 320-0725
twarnold@verizon.net
www.ThurmanArnold.com
BAR Number:
107101
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

100 arbitrations as counsel; 30 arbitrations as an arbitrator. Temporary Judge Exp: Since 2001 on average 5-10 times per year. Settlement Attorney-25 years, 30 cases; Counsel-100 cases.

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

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

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Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Family law attorney in Palm Springs, Riverside County, since 1982; Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California. Owner, Desert Family Mediation Services, a service devoted to mediating family law matters. Exclusive Family Law-Opposite and Same Sex Couples; 29 years of Family Law Practice in Riverside County; Within the last five years: approximately 400+ Family Law cases handled, 250 contested Family Law hearings/trials handled; 100 percent of practice devoted to Family Law.

Educational Background:

"Certificate of Excellence (1974-1975) Reed College; B.A. in History (1979) University of California at Santa Barbara (Honors); J.D. (1982) Lewis and Clark Law School; Environmental Law Review (1981-1982); Loma Linda University (2010-2011) Family Studies." "Advance Conflict Resolution" (12 hrs., 2/2010) American Institute of Mediation; Divorce Mediation Training" (40 hrs., 5/2010) Forrest S. Mosten, CFLS; Mediation Intensive Training" (40 hrs., 10/2010) Gary J. Friedman; Mediation for Conflict Professionals" (40 hrs., 1/2011) Friedman/Himmelstein/Fischer; Mediation Training Refresher" (40 hrs., 11/2011) Understanding in Conflict; Riverside Count Mediation Panel Training, (32 hours, 2/2012) Gary J. Friedman."

ADR Training:

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Arbitration Approach:

Understanding basic model. Depends on what the parties want (i.e., a more directive approach.)

Briefs & Other:

Mid-County Region (Banning); Eastern Region (Indio); Palm Springs/Coachella Valley; at the above business address; at the facilities of counsel or other appropriate facilities in these areas. No briefs required.

Fee Information:

$350 per hour My rate per day is $2,500; my rate per half-day is $1,250; reduced rates and pro bono considered. However, I prefer to mediate in two to three hour sessions to enable the parties to process the financial and emotional challenges of their matters, over the course of some weeks. I charge my mediation assistant $135 for pleadings.

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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.