Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Simpson, David B. ADR Program Office, 213-894-299306/19/2017



Name:Simpson, David B.
Address:25350 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Suite 338, Valencia CA 91355
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura
Phone:Administrator Sonia Dalton: (949) 929-8932
E-Mail Address:
David Simpson:
California State Bar Number:106326
Firm Name:SimpsonADR
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Americans with Disabilities Act * Civil Rights * Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA)* Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * ERISA * Labor
Experience:Private law practice, 24+ years litigation: employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage/hour, LMRA, ERISA, unfair competition, civil rights, disability accommodation, sexual harassment, contract disputes. Representation of both sides, employers and employees, plaintiffs and defendants, representing individuals, corporations, government entities; Jury trials, appeals, administrative proceedings. Author/speaker on employment law topics. Mediations.
Work History for the Past Five Years: Partner, Wolflick & Simpson (;
Adjunct Law Professor.
Education:UCLA School of Law, JD 1982 (Moot court honors); UCLA, B.A. Economics 1979 (phi beta kappa, summa cum laude).
Dispute Resolution Training:Pepperdine: Mediating the Litigated Case (42 hrs.); Pepperdine: Advanced Mediation Skills (15 hrs.); Second Appellate District: Fundamentals of Appellate Mediation (17 hrs.); Second Appellate District: Advanced Mediation (13 hrs.); UCLA: Mediation Training Program (24 hrs.)
Dispute Resolution Experience:Private Mediation Practice; Second District Court of Appeal Mediation Panel; Calif. Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing Mediation Panel; U.S. District Court - Central Calif. Panel; LASC Panel.
Professional Licenses:State Bar of California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Courts, California (Central, Southern, Northern, Eastern).
Professional Memberships:So. Calif. Mediation Assn; L.A. County Bar Assn; SCV Bar Assn; PIHRA
Other:What distinguishes my mediations? (1) PREPARATION: I’m an information junky. I will read and study everything beforehand, one reason I don’t book back-to-back mediations; (2) PERSPECTIVE: I’ve been there – plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and corporations, winning big and losing heart-breakers – so I can talk-the-talk based on firsthand experience; (3) MANAGING EMOTIONS: I have the experience and willingness to listen, manage and diffuse high emotions that otherwise derail mediation; (4) CLOSER: You come to mediation to get a deal. That’s what I do.