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Member Profile: James R. Madison

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Attorney at Law, Mediator & Arbitrator
750 Menlo Ave., Suite 250
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Tel: (650) 321-0349
Fax: (650) 321-0198

CA Chapter:

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Fact Finding; Special Master


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James R. Madison has substantive case experience in the following areas...

design elementAgricultural
design elementAnti-Trust
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design elementArts (Fine, Performing)
design elementBanking & Finance
design elementBiotech
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design elementCommercial/Business
design elementConstruction
design elementContract Disputes
design elementCross Cultural
design elementDebt Collections
design elementEmployment
design elementEngineering
design elementEntertainment Sector
design elementEnvironmental
design elementFamily Businesses
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design elementHealth Care
design elementIndustrial
design elementInsurance
design elementIntellectual Property
design elementInternational
design elementLand Use/Planning
design elementLandlord/Tenant
design elementLocal Govt./Municipalities
design elementMedia & Communications
design elementNon-profit Organizations
design elementPartnerships
design elementPersonal Injury
design elementPharmaceuticals
design elementProduct Liability
design elementProfessional Fees
design elementProfessional Liability
design elementProfessional Malpractice
design elementProfessional Negligence
design elementReal Estate
design elementSecurities
design elementSoftware
design elementSports
design elementTechnology
design elementTitle Disputes
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design elementTrusts / Estates


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More than 35 years experience as an arbitrator and more than 15 years experience as a mediator. The majority of cases have involved design and/or construction or employment disputes. Other cases have covered a broad range from technology and biotech disputes to real property, franchising, intellectual property, advertising, international trading, and vegetable seed breeding. Arbitrations have included cases with Croatian, English, Finnish, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese firms. Mediations have included French and Philippine interests.


  • Stanford University (B.S. Civil Engineering 1953; L.L.B. 1959)

American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Arbitrator II Training, San Francisco (2001); California First District Court of Appeal Mediator Training, San Francisco (2000); AAA International Arbitrator Training, San Francisco (2000), Los Angeles (1992); AAA Mediator Retreat, Denver (2000); AAA Large Complex Case Panel Retreat and Panel Chair Workshop, Arizona (1999); AAA Advanced Employment Mediation, Oakland (1997); AAA Construction Mediator Training, San Francisco (1997); AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training, Palo Alto (1997).

Memberships & Affiliations

Bar Licenses:
State Bar of California (admitted 1960); Bar of the U.S. District Court, Northern (admitted 1960), Central (admitted 1970), Eastern (admitted 1981), and Southern (admitted 1988) Districts of California. Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (admitted 1960). Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court (admitted 1973).

  • Bar Association of San Francisco (ExCom ADR Section and former Chair, Arbitration Committee);
  • San Mateo County Bar Association (ExCom ADR Section);
  • American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section and Forum on the Construction Industry);
  • American Society of Civil Engineers;
  • California Dispute Resolution Council (past President);
  • Northern California Human Resources Association;
  • Associated General Contractors of California (former chair, Legal Advisory Committee);
  • The Mediation Society (Member, Board of Directors);
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators;
  • Dispute Review Board Foundation.


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James R. Madison is a member of our CA chapter, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, California's premier roster of preeminent mediators and arbitrators. The CADN profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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