Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Diliberto, Michael R. ADR Program Office, 213-894-299305/18/2017



Name:Diliberto, Michael R.
Address:1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 250, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles
E-Mail Address:
California State Bar Number:139029
Firm Name:ADR Services, Inc.
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Alternative Dispute Resolution * Business/Commercial Litigation * Civil Rights * Class Actions * Copyright/Trademark * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * Environment * ERISA * Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith * Labor * Patent * Personal Injury * Products Liability * Professional Negligence* Real Estate/Construction * Securities
Experience:Mr. Diliberto has resolved thousands of complex business, commercial, employment, entertainment, intellectual property, malpractice, product liability, real estate and serious injury disputes; Conducts international arbitrations; Conducts administrative hearings for public employee termination appeals; Administrative Law Judge pro tem for the Office of Administrative Hearings, conducting administrative hearings with various agencies of the State of California; Adjunct professor teaching “negotiations” at Loyola Law School.
Work History for the Past Five Years: Full-time Mediator and Arbitrator since 2003.
Education:J.D., University of Miami School of Law (1987); Temple University School of Law, Summer Sessions Abroad, Rome, Italy (1985); B.A., University of Miami (1981).
Dispute Resolution Training:A prolific writer, speaker and consultant on dispute resolution, Mr. Diliberto has trained lawyers and judges in the United States, Europe and South America. Advanced Mediation Certificate, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2004-present.
Dispute Resolution Experience:• Mediator and Arbitrator: ADR Services, Inc.
• Administrative Law Judge: Office of Administrative Hearings
• Hearing Examiner: Board of Civil Service Commissioners
• Arbitrator: Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
• Arbitrator: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
•Hearing Officer: Orange County Employees Retirement System
• Hearing Examiner: Los Angeles Police Commission (Board of Rights, administrative appeals, and CCW hearings)
Professional Licenses:California Bar (1988) • Florida Bar (1987) • District of Columbia Bar (1990) • United States District Courts: Southern District of Florida (1988) • all California District Courts (1990) • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1990) • United States Federal Circuit (1996).
Professional Memberships:•Los Angeles Copyright Society, Member
•Italian American Lawyers Association, Past President
•Fulbright Senior Specialist, Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Other:Selected Speaker Engagements:
•Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
•Visiting Professor, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina
•Continuing Education of the Bar, Los Angeles, California
•U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.
•Academy for Training of Judges and Prosecutors of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia
•Corte Provincial de Justicia, Loja, Ecuador
•Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Loja, Ecuador
•ECOTEL Televisión, Loja, Ecuador
•UV Televisión, Loja, Ecuador

Selected Publications:

•“Whose privilege is it anyway?” Daily Journal, Cover Story [Sept. 2016] (View at

• “Mediation works, but will it play in Macedonia?” Daily Journal, Verdicts & Settlements [Nov. 2011] (View at

•Author of monthly mediation and negotiation articles [2009-present] (View at

• “Opening Offers – Who’s On First?” Advocate [Oct. 2009]
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• “Looking Through the Rear Window: a Review of the United States Supreme Court Decision in Stewart v. Abend,” 12 Loy. L.A. Ent. L. Rev. 299 (1992) [Cited in “Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window” by John Belton, Cambridge University Press, 2000]
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Featured Mediator Profile:

• Southern California Super Lawyers: Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Mediator Profile: “In Tune at the Table,” Daily Journal, Verdicts & Settlements [Nov. 25, 2011]
• Mediator Profile: Daily Journal, Extra [April 19, 2004]

Language: Fluent in Spanish.