Family Law Mediator Background Information


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Name:
Criste, Virginia S
Firm Name:
Address:
Virginia Criste
44650 Village Court Suite 200
Palm Desert CA 92260
 Phone:
   Alt/Cell:
 Fax:
Email:
(760) 341-1144
(760) 333-9323
(760) 341-1124
vcriste@aol.com
BAR Number:
73758
ADR Experience: (Arbitration, Mediation & Settlement Conferences)

As counsel 2-3 times per year. As court appointed referee about 5 times. Temporary Judge Exp: Sit about 15 times per year. Been judge pro tem since when David Franklin Commissioner. Settlement Conf Exp: Numerous throughout the years as Judge Pro Tem and in service on Settlement Conference Panels

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

Representation:

Plantiff Representation: %

Defendant Representation: %

Current Practice & Professional History (Temp Judge Exp):

Years of Family Law Practice: All Family Law since 1990; Out of State 1969-1979; Riverside County Inland Counties Legal Services 1979-81; Robert Stewart Law Office 1981-84; Law Office of Virginia S. Criste 1984-86, 89-91; Mack, Kahn & Criste 1986-89; Criste, Criste & Pippin 1991-94; Virginia S. Criste, PLC 1994-present.

Educational Background:

"B.A. Mt. Holyoke College J.D. George Washington University"

ADR Training:

None in last 5 years except re fees (once as counsel and about 3 times as arbitrator.) Going to serve on State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration panel.

Professional Licenses:

Arbitration Approach:

Gather overview of legal issues and then each party's personal perspectives and priorities.

Briefs & Other:

Fee Information:

$300 per hour My rate per day is $2,500; my rate per half-day is $1,250.

Locations:

Western Region (Riverside, Moreno Valley); Mid-County Region (Southwest, Temecula, Hemet, Banning); Eastern Region (Indio, Blythe); 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.