Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Oakes, Royal F. ADR Program Office, 213-894-299304/28/2015

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

PANEL MEDIATOR PERSONAL PROFILE

Name:Oakes, Royal F.
Address:633 W. Fifth Street, 47th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles
Phone:213-680-2800
FAX:213-614-7399
E-Mail Address:
Website:
roakes@mail.hinshawlaw.com
California State Bar Number:080480
Firm Name:Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Business/Commercial Litigation * Class Actions * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * ERISA * Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith
Experience:Royal Oakes has extensive trial and appellate practice in the fields of insurance, employment and general business law. He has litigated hundreds of cases in the areas of bad faith law and unfair business practices.
Mr. Oakes is a well-known television and radio legal commentator. Nationally, he is an ABC News Legal Analyst, regularly appears on the television program "Inside Edition" and fills in as guest host for "The Dennis Miller Radio Program," nationally syndicated by Westwood One. In Los Angeles he is Legal Analyst for NBC4 television and KNX all-news radio, and fills in as guest host on KABC Radio.
Work History for the Past Five Years: Mr. Oakes became a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in October 2014 as a result of the merger of Hinshaw and the Los Angeles-based firm of Barger & Wolen LLP.
Education:J.D., UCLA School of Law
B.A., UCLA
Dispute Resolution Training:
Dispute Resolution Experience:
Professional Licenses:
Professional Memberships:Lawyers' Mutual Insurance Company, Member, Board of Directors, 2014
Radio & Television News Association, General Counsel (1996-present)
Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member, Board of Directors, (2003-2005)
Conference of Insurance Counsel, President, (2001-2002)
Other:Honors & Awards:
Host, ABC News' "Guilt or Innocence" (2005-2007)
Freedom of Information Award, Radio & Television News Association (2005)
Golden Mike, "Rodney King Trial Coverage" (1993)

Community/Civic Activities:
Los Angeles County Economy & Efficiency Commission, Commissioner (2001-present)
Insurance Council of the City of Hope, Co-Chair (1996)
Chancery Club, Member (2012-present)