I have conducted over 200 mediations and settlement conferences. Before becoming a full time mediator and ADR Neutral, I was a litigator for 33 years. As a partner in in Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons) and LeBoeuf, Lamb Greene & McRae, two prominent national law firms, I handled a wide variety of complex civil matters in trial and appellate courts including employment and discrimination claims, real estate and business disputes as well as insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits. Several of these cases were resolved through mediation.
In addition to my mediation practice, I am a panelist in the Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation programs of the United States District Court for the Northern California. I am also a Resolution Advocate in the Northern District Bankruptcy Court and am a member of the Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. I also conduct settlement conferences in Superior Courts in three Bay Area counties.
Mediation allows you to resolve a dispute efficiently, economically and confidentially. But resolutions do not come easily. They must be negotiated with sensitivity to the parties' requirements and concerns. Each resolution must be tailored to the facts and dynamics of the specific case.
My goals in mediation are the same as yours: a fair proceeding and a satisfactory outcome. I work closely with all parties to achieve a negotiated end. I listen intently, communicate clearly, and bring patience, perseverance and neutrality to a case. All participants will be fully heard, and all positions considered. I absorb information quickly and know when to probe, and when to streamline the process. When I schedule a day of mediation, I will devote the entire day to just your case and will stay as long as it takes to make sure that a mutually satisfactory resolution can be achieved.
Mediation Offices of Sanford Kingsley | 5758 Geary Blvd., #154, San Francisco, CA 94121 | 415.867.3819