Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Sotomayor, Rande ADR Program Office, 213-894-299304/11/2014



Name:Sotomayor, Rande
Address:466 Foothill Blvd., #162, La Canada, CA 91011
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura
E-Mail Address:
California State Bar Number:113618
Firm Name:Sotomayor Law
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Alternative Dispute Resolution * Business/Commercial Litigation * Civil Rights * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * ERISA * Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith * Labor * Personal Injury * Professional Negligence* Real Estate/Construction
Experience:Private litigation, business, and dispute resolution practice for nearly 30 years. Have resolved hundreds of disputes, either as neutral or advocate, in cases involving first party insurance bad faith, ERISA benefits, home warranty, unfair trade practices, consumer, title insurance, third party coverage, motor vehicle warranty, municipal law, land use, personal injury, premises liability, employment, construction, professional liability, and general commercial issues.
Work History for the Past Five Years: 2010 - present: Sotomayor Law (Principal)
2008 - 2010: Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP (Partner)
1996 - 2008: Bannan, Frank & Terzian, LLP (Partner)
1983 - 1996: Adams, Duque & Hazeltine (Associate & Of Counsel)
Education:B.A., Duke University, 1980
J.D., Washington University in St. Louis (1983); Notes and Comments Editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly
Dispute Resolution Training: March 8-12, 1999, 30 hours, DRS (LA County Bar Ass’n), 30 Hour Basic Mediation Training
October 28, 2004, 8 hours, AAA, Advanced Mediation Skills
November 6, 2004, 8 hours, Southern California Mediation Ass’n, Fall Conference
December 17, 2008, 3 hours, Pepperdine – Straus Institute, Ethical Quandaries for Court-Connected Mediators
October 12-13, 2011, 14 hours, American Institute of Mediation Conference
February 26, 2013, 2 hours, Southern California Mediation Ass’n, High Conflict Mediation – 4 Tips for Mediators
March 9, 2013, Ventura County Bar Ass’n, 4 hours, Mediation Conference: Conflict Resolution in the 21st Century
March 14-16, 2013, Pepperdine – Straus Institute, 18 hours, Advanced Mediation
April 24, 2013, SCMA, 2.5 hours, 2013 Real Estate Institute
Dispute Resolution Experience:Private mediator from 2004 to the present.
LASC Pro Bono Panel Mediator & Arbitrator since 2004.
LASC Party Pay Panel Mediator & Arbitrator since 2008.
IVAMS Arbitration and Mediation Services, Panel Member since 2012.
Professional Licenses:California Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern, Eastern & Southern Districts of California
Professional Memberships:Southern California Mediation Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association