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Jeffrey Krivis, Esq.
mediation practice in 1989, when lawyer-mediators in Southern California were rare, and litigators had to look outside the state for experienced practitioners.
Now, more than 16 years later and having resolved thousands of disputes - including mass tort, employment, entertainment, business, complex insurance, catastrophic injury and class action 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.
experience as both a working mediator and academic prompted him to write "Improvisational Negotiation: A Mediator's Stories of Conflict About Love, Money and Anger - and the Strategies that Resolved Them" (Wiley/Jossey-Bass 2006).
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 one of the "top 20 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.
is featured in the recent edition of "Best Lawyers in America.
received the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell.
has been actively involved in the research and development of ADR systems since the early 1980s.
has designed and implemented numerous conflict management and dispute resolution programs at corporation, federal agencies, law firms and trade associations.
is an approved provider of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) for the California State Bar
A sampling of his
program appears below.
Since 1984 Mr. Krivis
has been published in numerous periodicals primarily on the topic of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
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