Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Attie, Maurice J ADR Program Office, 213-894-299304/14/2015

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

PANEL MEDIATOR PERSONAL PROFILE

Name:Attie, Maurice J
Address:10610 Kinnard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024-5909
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles
Phone:310-474-0256
FAX:310-474-2211
E-Mail Address:
Website:
mjattie206@gmail.com
California State Bar Number:35818
Firm Name:Peace Making Unlimited
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Admiralty * Americans with Disabilities Act * Alternative Dispute Resolution * Antitrust * Bankruptcy * Business/Commercial Litigation * Civil Rights * Class Actions * Consumer Credit * Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA)* Copyright/Trademark * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * Environment * ERISA * Foreclosure * Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith * Labor * Patent * Personal Injury * Products Liability * Professional Negligence* Real Estate/Construction * Securities * Tax * Transportation Law
Experience:I am as of now a full-time neutral. I was a realtor while in college, have Accounting and J.D. degrees from U.C.L.A., a member of the California and New York State Bars and several Federal District and Appellate Courts. My more than 39+ years as an attorney have been primarily in general civil practice with an emphasis on federal civil litigation and personal injury work, also handling real estate matters, business, photography, motion picture, record industry and other civil litigation, probate, corporate and business transactions, contracts, etc. Overlapping are the last fourteen years as a neutral.
Work History for the Past Five Years: Arbitrator, Mediator, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluator: On the Kaiser Foundation Arbitration Panel; on four L.A. Superior Neutrals
Panels, on the EEOC Mediation Panel; on the California Lawyers
for Arts Mediation Panel; on National Arbitration Forum Panel; on
the City of Glendale/GAA Mediation Panel; on California
Department of Insurance Mediation Panel; on the NASD/DRS
Arbitration Panel; on the USDC Attorney Settlement Officer Panel;
on the L.A. County Bar Fee Disputes and Law Practice Programs
Panels.
Education:U.C.L.A. 1957-61, B.Sci. Accounting
U.C.L.A. School of Law, 1961-64, J.D.
Dispute Resolution Training:* End of 1999: 42 hours, Straus Institute of Pepperdine Univ., "Mediating the Litigated Case"
* 2000: 6 hours, Association for Conflict Resolution, "Government Provider Application Process"
* 2001: 6 hours, California Academy of Mediation Professionals, "Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution"
* 2002: 3 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, "Mediating Elder Abuse Claims"
* 2002: 6 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 14th Annual Interactive Conference, "Mediation Goes Mainstream"
* 2003: 4 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, "'Rojas' Confidentiality Panel Discussion and Forum"
* 2003: 2 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, "Mediating With Insurance Companies"
* 2003: 6 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 15th Annual Interactive Conference, "Waves of Change"
* 2004: 2.75 hours, California Bar Association, "Mandatory Fee Arbitration"
* 2004: 13 hours, Straus Institute of Pepperdine Univ., "Advanced Mediation -- Culture, Impasse, Barriers & Influence"
* 2004: 5.5 hours, California Academy of Mediation Professionals, "Enhancing Your Non-Verbal ADR Communication and Negotiation Skills"
* 2004: 2.5 hours, Institute for Mediation Studies, "Mediator Competency"
* 2004: 1 hour, U.C.L.A. School of Law, "Keeping Our Markets Safe in the Aftermath of Enron and WorldCom"
* 2004: 5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 16th Annual Interactive Conference, "Cutting Edge of Mediation"
* 2004: 2.5 hours, Institute for Mediation Studies, "Mediator Competency"
* 2004: 1 hour, U.C.L.A. School of Law, "Keeping Our Markets Safe in the Aftermath of Enron and WorldCom"
* 2004: 5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 16th Annual Interactive Conference, "Cutting Edge of Mediation"
* 2005: 1 hour, U.C.L.A. School of Law, "Congress Mandated Mediation -- 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund"
* 2005: 13 hours, Straus Institute of Pepperdine Univ., "Advanced Mediation Strategies"
* 2005: 17 hours, Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association, "The Golden State of ADR"
* 2005: 3 hours, Southern California Mediation Association's Annual Community Townhall, "ROJAS and Its Implications in Mediation"
* 2005: 6 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 17th Annual Interactive Conference, "The Absolute Mediator"
* 2006: 13 hours, Straus Institute of Pepperdine Univ., "Getting to the Heart of the Matter in Mediation"
* 2006: 5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association Annual Employment Conference, "Breaking Down the Barriers in Employment Mediation"
* 2006: 2 hours, B.H. Bar Association, "Working Within [the Court's ADR] System"
* 2006: 3 hours, Southern California Mediation Association's Annual Community Townhall, "Broadening the Demand for Mediation"
* 2006: One hour, Southern California Mediation Association, "Using the Feminine Voice in Mediation"
* 2006: 1.75 hours, L.A. County Bar Association, "Fee Arbitration Refresher Training"
* 2007: 6 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 18th Annual Interactive Conference, "Building Bridges: The Art and Science of Mediation"
* 2007: 4.25 hours, NASD DRS, "Basic Securities Industry Arbitration Training"
* 2007: 13 hours, Straus Institute of Pepperdine Univ., "The Activist Mediator: Rethinking the Place and Role of the Mediator"
* 2007: 5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association Annual Employment Conference, "The Masterful Employment Law Mediation"
* 2007: 6 hours, ACR-GNY 2007 Annual Conference, "Finding Quality: Promoting Excellence in Dispute Resolution"
* 2007: 3 hours, Southern California Mediation Association's Annual Community Townhall, "Mediator Competence: Standards of Practice and Regulation"
* 2007: 3.75 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, "ADR: The New Mainstream in Family Law"
* 2007: 6 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 19th Annual Interactive Conference, "The Many Faces of Mediation"
* 2007: 3.5 hours, Straus Institute of Pepperdine Univ., "Overcoming Impasse in the Shadow of an Evaluation"
* 2007: 5.5 hours, National Arbitration Forum, "Arbitrator Education Course"
* 2008: 2 hours, Straus Institute of Pepperdine Univ., "Mediating with the Self-Represented Litigant"
* 2008: 1 hour, UCLA School of Law, "Gratitude"
* 2008: 4 hours, Los Angeles Superior Court ADR, "Neutral Orientation"
* 2008: 1 hour, First Resolution Services, "Conflict Resolution in the Workplace"
* 2008: 13 hours, Straus Institute of Pepperdine Univ., "Advanced Dispute Resolution -- Cross-Cultural and Multi-Party"
* 2008: 1 hour, Southern California Mediation Association, "Mediation Expertise, What Does It Take?"
* 2008: 6 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 20th Annual Interactive Conference, "The New Frontier, Science of the Mind: Tools for Negotiators"
* 2008: 3 hours, Straus Institute of Pepperdine Univ., "Ethical Quandaries for Court-Connected Mediators"
* 2009: 13 hours, Straus Institute of Pepperdine Univ., "Advanced Mediation Skills, Recent Developments in Stages of Mediation"
* 2009: 3.5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association Annual Community Townhall, "Mediating Without a License: Is it Time for a Change?; "
* 2009: 5.75 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 21st Annual Interactive
Conference, "M3: The Next Generation;"
* 2010: 13 hours, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Pepperdine University School of Law, "Advanced Mediation -- Mediating the Multi-Party Dispute;"
*2010: 3.5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association Annual Community Townhall, "Taking a Critical and Honest Look at the 'Alternatives' in Alternative Dispute Resolution: Does ADR Enhance or Diminish the Disputant's Rights;"
* 2010: 6.5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 22nd Annual Interactive Conference, "The Business of Mediation;"
* 2011: 1 hour, US District Court ADR, "Ethical Dilemmas in mediation;"
* 2011: 3 hours, US District Court ADR, "Tools and Techniques for Mediators in Dealing with High Conflict People;"
* 2011: 3 hours; US District Court ADR, "Beyond Right and Wrong: The Power of Effective Decision Making for Attorneys and Clients;"
* 2011: 3 hours; US District Court ADR, "The Extent (or Limit) of Mediator Influence to Effect Settlement;" 1 hour, US District Court ADR, "Bracketing
Technologies in Mediation;" 1 hour, US District Court ADR, "Mediation Confidentiality in Federal Court;"
* 2011: 1 hour, US District Court ADR, "Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation;"
* 2011: 4 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 1st Annual Pre-Conference Institute, "Rules, Tools & Ethics for Elder Mediation;"
* 2011: 6.5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 23rd Annual Interactive Conference, "Putting Mediation to Work;"
* 2012: 6.5 hours, US District Court ADR, "Advanced Mediation Training “ Helping People Make Effective Decisions in Mediation;"
* 2012: 6.5 hours, US District Court ADR, "Advanced Mediation Training “ To Caucus or Not to Caucus;" Southern California Mediation Association, 24th Annual Interactive Conference, "The Working Mediator: Improving the Culture of conflict;" 1.5 hours, US District Court ADR, "Cross-Cultural Challenges in Mediation;" 1 hour, US District Court ADR, "The Psychology of Litigation;" 4 hours, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement “Conflict Resolution in the 21st Century;” 3.5, Southern California Mediation Association, “Inside the Mind of a Mediator.”
2013: 4 hours, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement "Conflict Resolution in the 21st
Century;" 2013: 3.5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, "Inside the Mind of a
Mediator;" 2013: 3 hours, US District Court ADR, " Advanced Mediation Training   Advanced
Tips for the Mediator;" 2013: 3 hours; US District Court ADR, "Advanced Mediation Training 
Sources of Impasse and Resistance;" 2013: 2 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, "Development of a Successful Mediation Practice;" 2013: 1.5 hours, US District
Court ADR, "Recent Developments in Mediation Law;" 2013: 6.5 hours, California Lawyers for
the Arts, "Mediation Panel Orientation and Training;" 2013: 5.5 hours, Southern California
Mediation Association, 25th Annual Interactive Conference, "Crisis and Opportunity: Expanding
the Field of Conflict Resolution;" 2013: 2.25 hours, US District Court ADR, "Analyzing Interests
to Facilitate Settlement;" 2014: 1 hour, US District Court ADR, "Multi-Cultural & Communication Issues Affecting Mediation;" 2014: 6.5 hours, US District Court ADR, "Advanced Mediation Training" Galton & Allen; 2014: 1.5 hours, US District Court ADR, "Mediation Ethics and Confidentiality;" 2014: 5.5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 26th Annual Interactive Conference, "Roads to Resolution;" 2015: 7.33 hours, California Lawyers for the Arts, Basic Mediation Skills Training.
2015: 1.25 hours, US District Court ADR, "Skills and Practice Issues: Mediation and the Courts;" 2015: 2.25 hours, US District Court ADR, "The Challenges of Mediation: Impasses: Merits, Psychology, Interpersonal and Monetary;" 2015: 1 hour, US District Court ADR, "What Mediators Need to Know about Arbitration;" 2015: 6 hours, California Lawyers for the Arts, “Mediating Film Related Disputes;" 2015: 1 hour, US District Court ADR, "Early Mediation of Non-Major Police Litigation Cases;" 2015: .33 hours, LexVid, “Managing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Risks in the Global Marketplace;” ;" 2015: .33 hours, LexVid, “Effect of Corporate Policies on Otherwise Privileged Communications;” ;" 2015: .33 hours, LexVid, “Navigating the Promises and Perils of Social Media;” 2015: 6.5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 27th Annual Interactive Conference, "Mediators as Agents for Social Change;” 2015: 1 hour, US District Court ADR, "Mediation: Getting the Job Done;" 2016: 2.5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, “Equal Rights and Critical Race Theory; 2016: 3 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, “Mediator Certification & Mediation Confidentiality;”  2016: 6 hours, US District Court ADR, "Making Money Talk: Mediating the Settlement of Money Disputes;" 2016: 6.5 hours, Southern California Mediation Association, 28th Annual Interactive Conference, "Discourse & Diplomacy;” 2016: 1 hour, AVVO, Inc., “Ethical Social Media in Three Easy Steps;” 2016: 2 hours, US District Court ADR, "Locating the Trust Zone in Multicultural Conflicts – A Mediator's Guide;" 2016: 1 hour, UCLA School of Law, “Fair Use by Design;” 2017: 1.25 hours, UCLA School of Law, “An Examination of Implicit Bias and It’s Implications for Your Practice;” 2017: 1 hour, AVVO, “Ethical Approaches to Online Reputation Management.”
 
Dispute Resolution Experience:I have conducted mediations and arbitrations not limited to the following areas of law: accounting, agency, attorney/client disputes, bankruptcy, battery and excess force, breach of fiduciary duty, business-corporate, civil rights, class action, collections, contract, construction, deed and contract reformation, defamation and slander, disability benefits, dog bite, employment discrimination, harassment, misrepresentation and termination, elder abuse, entertainment, environmental, fraud and misrepresentation, false imprisonment, family law, general civil, health care, home owners association, insurance coverage, intellectual property, labor, landlord-tenant and habitability, landslide, legal malpractice, lemon law, medical malpractice, partnership, personal injury-auto, personal injury-other, premises liability, prison abuse, private Attorney General fees, product liability, property liability, real property-real estate, securities, sewer backups and other water damage, storage and other lien sales, tax, theft and misappropriation, trespass and tree cutting, toxic torts, unfair competition, usufruct, will contest, wrongful death.
I have served as an Arbitrator for between 60 and 70 cases. I have conducted upwards of 800 mediations.
Professional Licenses:California Bar; New York Bar; USDC Central CA, USDC Northern CA, USDC Eastern NY, USDC Southern NY, Ninth Circuit US, US Supreme Court.
Professional Memberships:* Southern California Mediation Association - Professional Level Member
* Association for Conflict Resolution - Member
* Int'l Alliance of Holistic Lawyers - Member Executive Committee
* Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association - Associate Member.
Other: Lecture/Workshop Circuit:
 
Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Del Mar, Denver, London U.K., Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Monterey, New York, Oakland, Pasadena, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Fe, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, B.C.
 
Most recent: SCMA's 17th Annual Interactive 2005 Conference, Presentation entitled Mediation as a "Field of Dreams;" SCMA 2006 Annual Employment Conference, Presentation entitled "The Inside Scoop of Mediating With and For the EEOC;" SCMA’s 2006 Annual Community Townhall, Presentation entitled "Broadening the Demand for Mediation." SCMA's 18th Annual Interactive 2006 Conference, Presentation entitled "Getting to the Real Dispute:  Tools for Resolving Hidden Agendas;.”  ACR-GNY 2007 Annual Conference, Presentation entitled "Co-Mediation - The `Shortest Distance' To Measure Quality Assurance." SCMA's 19th Annual Interactive 2007 Conference, Presentation entitled "The Art of Co-Mediation;" SCMA's 20th Annual Interactive 2008 Conference, Presentation entitled "How to Build a Successful Mediation Practice." SCMA's 7th Annual (2010) Townhall, Presentations entitled “Budget Crisis in the Courts: How Will the Bench and Staff Be Affected, and Might More or Less of ADR Make a Difference?” and “How Much Longer Will It Take to Get Your Case to Trial, and Will the ADR Referral Come at the Back End?;” SCMA's 22nd Annual Interactive 2010 Conference, Presentation entitled "Career Alternatives for ADR Professionals." SCMA's 1st Annual (2011) Pre-Conference Institute, Presentation entitled "Rules, Tools & Ethics for Elder Mediation;" SCMA's 23rd Annual Interactive 2011 Conference, Presentation entitled “Developing a Sustainable Mediation Practice: Should I keep My Day Job?;” SCMA's 24th Annual Interactive 2012 Conference, Presentation entitled “Nuts and Bolts: Fundamental Understanding of the Civil Court System and Civil Process;” VCDS 3rd Annual Interactive 2013 Conference, Presentation entitled “The Many Faces if Impasse;” SCMA’s 2013 Institute, Presentation entitled “Managing the Stresses of Peace Making;” SCMA's 25th Annual Interactive 2013 Conference, Presentation entitled “Bloodless Litigation: Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Mediation;” SCMA's 26th Annual Interactive 2014 Conference, Presentation entitled “Collaborating with Interdisciplinary Professionals for Mediation Success;” SCMA's 26th Annual Interactive 2014 Conference, Presentation entitled “Interdisciplinary Mediation in Action;" 2015, California Lawyers for the Arts, “Basic Mediation Skills Training” (as a Coach); 2015, California Lawyers for the Arts, “Mediating Film Related Disputes" (as a Coach); SCMA's 27th Annual Interactive 2015 Conference, Presentation entitled “Self Care and the Mediator.”