Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Brown, Barbara ADR Program Office, 213-894-299311/19/2013



Name:Brown, Barbara
Address:11377 West Olympic Boulevard, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles
E-Mail Address:
California State Bar Number:085992
Firm Name:Brown Mediation
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Alternative Dispute Resolution * Business/Commercial Litigation * Civil Rights * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * Labor * Real Estate/Construction
Experience:Litigated cases in the state and federal courts from 1979 to 2005, for both plaintiffs and defendants, as a partner in a small firm, as an in-house attorney for a bank, and, with my own firm, The Brown Law Firm. Practice emphasized business, commercial, employment, and real estate litigation. Full time mediator since late 2005.
Work History for the Past Five Years: Brown Mediation since 2005. Litigation practice, as set forth above, with The Brown Law Firm until 2005.
Education:J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1978; M.A., Michigan State University, 1970; B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1966.
Dispute Resolution Training:Pepperdine University, Straus Institute, mediation skills (129 hours); Southern California Mediation Association, mediation skills programs and conferences (31 hours); Forrest S. Mosten, mediation skills (83 hours); Kenneth Cloke, mediation skills (14 hours); DRS, mediation skills (30 hours); Loyola Law School, mediation skills (8 hours); ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference (15 hours); Association for Conflict Resolution Conference (25 hours); U.S. Postal Service transformative mediation (20 hours).
Dispute Resolution Experience:Began mediating cases as a neutral in 1996 and have served as a full-time neutral since late 2005. Have mediated over 100 cases in the business, civil rights, commercial, employment, labor, and real estate areas.
Professional Licenses:State Bar of California; U.S. Supreme Court; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court, Central District; U.S. District Court, Northern District; U.S. Tax Court.
Professional Memberships:Southern California Mediation Association (Member, Board of Directors); ABA, Section of Dispute Resolution; Association for Conflict Resolution; Mediators Beyond Borders.