Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Mandel, Maurice, II ADR Program Office, 213-894-299303/28/2017



Name:Mandel, Maurice, II
Address:PO Box 411, Newport Beach, CA 92662
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego
FAX:On request
E-Mail Address:
California State Bar Number:098593
Firm Name:Law Offices of Maurice Mandel II
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Americans with Disabilities Act * Alternative Dispute Resolution * Business/Commercial Litigation * Civil Rights * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * ERISA * Labor * Personal Injury * Real Estate/Construction
Experience:Over 33 years Private Practice as a solo practitioner, with an emphasis in Employment law, Wage and Hour, Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, numerous Federal and State Court and Jury trials. Numerous hearings before Administrative Law Judges.
Numerous other types of cases including Admiralty, Securities Fraud, Personal Injury, Union-Management DFR disputes, ERISA, Business and Commercial litigation, Landlord/Tenant, Housing Discrimination (Fed and state). Some state and Federal Criminal Defense experience as well.
Mediation experience:
Appointed to the District Court pro bono Criminal Defense panel for Bail hearings.
Appointed to California Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Panel in Orange County since 1987, handling settlement conferences, small claims matters and traffic.
USDC/CDCa Settlement Officer since the program began, in 1996.
Arbitrator/Mediator, Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee for over 26 years.
Work History for the Past Five Years: Civil litigation in private practice since 1980, numerous administrative hearings, Court and Jury Trials. Mediation of cases involving employment law, personal injury, commercial disputes, real estate and more.
Volunteer work for Superior Court handling small claims and traffic trials.
Education:BS-Business Administration- Univ. Southern California-1971
MS- Education- Univ. Southern California-1972
JD- Western State Univ.-College of Law-Fullerton
Dispute Resolution Training:OC Superior Court- Temporary Judge Training- Semi Annually since 2008
Pepperdine University School of Law- Advance Mediator’s Training program for the USDC- CDCA, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, prior years
Dispute Resolution Experience:USDC- CDCA- Attorney Settlement Officer since the inception of this program.
Mandatory Fee Arbitrator- OCBA- since 1984
Temporary Judge (pro tem) Orange County Superior Court since 1986
Professional Licenses:Licensed to practice in California and before numerous Federal Courts in California and elsewhere, including US Supreme Court.
Lifetime Teaching Credential- California
Professional Memberships:Federal Bar Association since 1984- Founding President Orange County Chapter in 1986
Orange County Bar Association, since 1982
OCTLA since 1984
Other:Greetings. I look forward to helping you to resolve your case efficiently and economically. Normally, I like to hold conferences at the Courthouses, however, I am flexible to what works best for the parties. I am usually available on short notice. The best way to reach me is via an email.