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Mr. Jeffrey L. Krivis Esq.

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Pepperdine University

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Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway # 4360

Malibu, California 90263

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1937, Pepperdine University is an independent, Christian university located 30 miles west of Los Angeles in scenic Malibu, California. The University enrolls approximately 7,300 students in its undergraduate school, Seaver College, the School o ... more

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Member of the Dispute Resolution Section
Arab-American Bar Association

Honorary Board Member
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers

International Academy of Mediators

California Academy Of Mediation Professionals

Board Member
California Dispute Resolution Council

Board Member
Economic Alliance

Council Member of the Section On Dispute Resolution
American Bar Association




San Diego State University


Southwestern University School of Law

master mediator

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Jeffrey Krivis Resume – First Mediation [cached]


Jeffrey Krivis Resume
Jeffrey Krivis began his mediation practice in 1989, when lawyer-mediators in Southern California were rare, and litigators had to look outside the state for experienced practitioners. Now, years later and having resolved thousands of disputes - including wage and hour and consumer class actions, entertainment, mass tort, employment, business, complex insurance, product liability and wrongful death matters - Krivis is recognized not only as a pioneer in the field, but also as one of the most respected neutrals in the state.
An adjunct professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law since 1994, Krivis teaches negotiation and mediation skills to lawyers and judges. His experiences as both a working mediator and academic prompted him to write two books: "Improvisational Negotiation: A Mediator's Stories of Conflict About Love, Money and Anger - and the Strategies that Resolved Them" and "How To Make Money As A Mediator And Create Value For Everyone (Wiley/Jossey-Bass 2006). Improvisational Negotiation received the2006 Outstanding Book Award from the CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. He is also a contributing author to the book entitled "Stories Mediators Tell," published in 2012 by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution
Krivis is a past president of both the International Academy of Mediators and the Southern California Mediation Association. The Los Angeles Daily Journal legal newspaper named him many times as one of the "top neutrals in the state," and he continues to appear since its inception on the Super Lawyer list published by Los Angeles magazine and Law & Politics Media. In 2010 and 2014 he was awarded "Lawyer of the Year" for both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation by the "Best Lawyers in America. The Hollywood Reporter recognized him as one of the "Power Mediators" in the entertainment industry. In 2011 he was recognized by the International Academy of Mediator's with the President's Award for leadership and vision. Krivis received the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Krivis is the author of two books published by Wiley/Jossey Bass:
Mr. Krivis is also a contributing writer to the ABA book entitled "Stories Mediators Tell".
In addition, click here for a list of articles and guides published by Mr. Krivis in the area of alternative dispute resolution.
Previous Workshops and Presentations
Mr. Krivis has presented dispute resolution programs for superior court judges, corporations, federal agencies, insurance companies, law firms and trade associations.
Mr. Krivis has served as the President of the International Academy of Mediators and the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA). He has served on the Board of Directors of the California Academy of Mediation Professionals, the Economic Alliance and the California Dispute Resolution Council. He is on the Board of Visitors of Pepperdine Law School. He is a member of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section where he has participated on various committees and programs.
Mr. Krivis and First Mediation Corporation are approved providers of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) for the California State Bar. His MCLE presentations are in the areas of Improvisation Techniques in Negotiation, Ethics, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation Advocacy.

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Author: Jeffrey Krivis
Jeffrey Krivis has been named one of the top neutrals in the state by the Daily Journal, and was awarded the 2010 Lawyer of The Year Award for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Los Angeles by Best Lawyers. He teaches at Pepperdine Law School and can be reached at
by Jeffrey Krivis and Brian Breiter
Jeffrey Krivis is one of the pioneers in the field of mediation, and one of the most well known and highly respected mediators in California. He is the author of "Improvisational Negotiation: A Mediator's Stories of Conflict About Love, Money and Anger - and the Strategies that Resolved Them.

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