Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Carter, Paul ADR Program Office, 213-894-299311/08/2011



Name:Carter, Paul
Address:400 Oceangate, Suite 800, Long Beach, CA 90802
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles, Orange
E-Mail Address:
California State Bar Number:189789
Firm Name:Bergkvist, Bergkvist & Carter
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Americans with Disabilities Act * Bankruptcy * Business/Commercial Litigation * Copyright/Trademark * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * Foreclosure * Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith * Personal Injury * Products Liability * Real Estate/Construction
Experience:Paul is a seasoned litigator with a great amount of experience representing client interests in varying capacities. Paul is admitted before all of the Courts in the State of California, and the US District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California.
Paul specializes in civil litigation and business representation, representing clients in real estate, business, trust, employment and personal injury matters and related bankruptcy actions.
Paul has brought numerous cases to verdict in both jury and bench trials, and arbitrations.
Because of Paul’s extensive litigation background, he is very active in alternative dispute resolution, serving as an administrative hearing officer for the City of Long Beach; a mediator / arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court; a mediator for the Court of Appeal; a mediator for the California Department of Insurance; a mediator / arbitrator for California Arts, Arbitration and Mediation Service through California Lawyers for the Arts; and a mediator for In these capacities Paul has presided over more than 400 mediations.
Work History for the Past Five Years: Partner, Bergkvist, Bergkvist & Carter
Education:JD, 1995 Drake Law School, with honors
BA, 1992 Cal. State Fullerton
Dispute Resolution Training:American Board of Trial Advocates, 6 hrs, Masters in Trial: Mediation & Arbitration, 2003
The Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University, Mediating the Litigated Case, 42 hrs, 2004
Arts Arbitration & Mediation, Advanced Arts & Entertainment, 6 hrs, 2006.
Los Angeles Superior Court – Overcoming Impasse – 4 hours – 2007; Long Beach Bar Assn - Mediation Techniques - 4 hours – 2007;
Ball Hunt In of Court – Mediation vs Settlement Conferences and Helpful Techniques for Settling Cases – 30 min – 2007;
Legal Aid Society of Orange County – 3.5 hours – Settlement Conference Foreclosure Training – 2011; Los Angeles Superior Court – Neutral Orientation – 1 hour - 2011
Dispute Resolution Experience:Paul has mediated over 400 cases.
Professional Licenses:State Bar of California, 189780, 9/97
Professional Memberships:Southern California Mediation Association; Association for Conflict Resolution; California Lawyers for the Arts
Other:I look forward to working with you.