Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Lawler, Jean M. ADR Program Office, 213-894-299308/30/2017



Name:Lawler, Jean M.
Address:1240 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 120, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, Ventura
E-Mail Address:
California State Bar Number:91254
Firm Name:Lawler ADR Services, LLC
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Americans with Disabilities Act * Business/Commercial Litigation * Environment * Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith * Personal Injury * Products Liability * Professional Negligence* Real Estate/Construction
Experience:Prior to January 2017 when I established my mediation practice, I practiced law in private practice for 37 years - in both CA (1979-2016) and Oregon (1981-1984), focusing on civil litigation and related issues, including insurance coverage and bad faith, professional liability, commercial disputes and a wide variety of contractual and legal issues in many areas of the law. My work as a practicing lawyer including trying cases and handling matters through settlement, appeal or other conclusion. In addition to work for US based clients (insurers, reinsurers & self-insureds), I handled matters for the London, Continental Europe, Asia and Bermuda insurance markets.
Work History for the Past Five Years: January 2017 to present - Mediator, Lawler ADR Services, LLC.

Up to December 31, 2016 - Senior Partner at Murchison & Cumming, LLP, Los Angeles. Defended insurance bad faith cases and professional liability cases, agent-broker, provided coverage advice in matters with a wide variety of underlying issues (Environmental, Product Liability, Employment, Construction Defect, E&O, D&O, Agricultural, Fraud & Business Disputes, cyber, etc.). Was co-chair of Firm's Insurance Law, Cyber & Privacy Law and International Law Practice Groups. Was firm-wide Managing Partner of M&C from January 2008 - December 2013.
Education:Loyola Law School - JD 1979
Loyola Marymount University - BBA (Finance) 1976
Riverside City College - AA 1974
Dispute Resolution Training:Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School - "Mediating the Litigated Case" - 2007.
Assoc. of Attorney-Mediators, Advanced Mediation Training - 2017.

Pound Global Conference, Los Angeles - 2017.

Other Assorted Programs & Presentations on Mediation.
Dispute Resolution Experience:Focused my practice on Mediation as of January 2017, and have mediated a number of cases since then.
As a practicing attorney, participated in hundreds of mediations, usually complex multi-party matters - as either party counsel, coverage or monitoring counsel, or insurer representative.
Professional Licenses:Bar Associations - CA (1979 - active) & OR (1981 - inactive).
Professional Memberships:Insuralex Global Insurance Lawyers Group - President (2016-2018); Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel - Past President (2004-2005)and Member; Fellow and was a founding Regent, American College of Coverage & Extra-Contractual Counsel;
Association of Attorney-Mediators; Professional Mediators Association, London; LA County Bar.
Other:Ranked AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell - 1997-present; Martindale - Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers; Southern CA SuperLawyers - 2006 - present; SuperLawyer's Annual List of So. Calif. Top Women Lawyers for Insurance Coverage, 2011 - present; As President of FDCC, co-founded with the then-ABOTA President the inaugural "National Summit on Right to Trial by Jury" that was jointly sponsored by FDCC & ABOTA in 2005 and which was continued by ABOTA as its 7th Amendment Summit.