Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (ADR) continues to expand as an attractive alternative to litigation. Private litigants increasingly turn to ADR to resolve their disputes. In many cases, parties obtain better results through ADR than through conventional litigation. With ADR, the parties may avoid the delay and expense of litigation, maintain confidentiality, control the process, and achieve a better outcome through agreements reached as a result of their direct participation.

The ADR Section's activities include: presenting educational programs for the continued professional development of its members; analyzing and commenting on proposals, including local court rules, related to ADR; drafting proposals for consideration by the court and the board of directors, and identifying issues impacting ADR as an accessible, efficient and effective means of dispute resolution.

Section members are lawyers who also serve as mediators, arbitrators, neutral case evaluators and special masters. Attorneys who advocate for their clients in ADR proceedings are most welcome to join the section. Law Students, too, are welcome.


Margaret J. Grover
Wendel, Rose, Black & Dean
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 834-6600




Paul Dubow


Joan Edelsohn


Benisa Berry
Robert Jacobs
Mark LeHockey
Tracy Lindsay
Nicole Mill
Barbara Suskind

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