STEFAN MASON ESQ.
Previous Experience: Private law practice in Los Angeles, Ca1if. as President.
Stefan M. Mason. a Law Corp.
, 1979--; Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson
1970-79; Associate, Munger.
Tolles, Hills & Rickershauser
Law Offices of Stefan M. Mason, Esq.
886 Cheltenham Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
was described by respondents as a "very calm" person who is "not overbearing," and is able to instill confidence in litigants.
makes the parties think he
is listening to them - because he
is - but also that they are heard.
is sensitive in that respect.
presents a calm. reasoned persona.
knows what the attorneys and parties are going through and you are somehow reassured that he
understands, that he
empathizes with you.
is very calm and his
calmness is contagious."
Most of the attorneys interviewed had mediations with Mr. Mason, but one plaintiffs' lawyer did volunteer, "He is an exceptional arbitrator in employment cases."
There was general agreement among respondents from both sides of the bar that Mr. Mason
is neither pro-management nor pro-emp1oyee.
seems to evaluate the case on its merits.
is very good and very fair.
has done both sides of employment cases.
has represented management and represented employees."
The defense attorneys who were interviewed conceded that Mr. Mason
has litigated on behalf of both sides, but most opined that this worked to their advantage because he
knows both sides of the fence, and it gives him credibility with both sides.
Stefan M. Mason, Santa Barbara, California (805) 687-7147