Member Profile: John B. Bates Jr.

John B. Bates Jr.
JAMS
Two Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Tel: (415) 774-2614
Fax: (415) 982-5287
Website: www.jamsadr.com/bates

CA Chapter: www.CaliforniaNeutrals.org

John B. Bates Jr. regularly travels out of state to Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Washington

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; ADR Training/CME

 

John B. Bates Jr. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Agricultural
Anti-Trust
Automotive
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Biotech
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Condominiums
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Discrimination
EEOC
Education
Elder Abuse
Eminent Domain
Employment
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Engineering
Entertainment Sector
Environmental
Family Businesses
Franchise
Health Care
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International
Internet
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Lemon Law
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Media & Communications
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mining
Native American
Natural Disasters
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Partnerships
Pensions / ERISA
Personal Injury
Pharmaceuticals
Premises Liability
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Railroad & Trucking
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Securities
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Software
Sports
Technology
Telecommunications
Title Disputes
Torts
Trademarks/Patents
Transportation
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Venture Capital
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

 

BIOGRAPHICAL:

John B. Bates, Jr.has been practicing law since 1974 and mediating full time since 1990. He has conducted over a hundred lectures and trainings on mediation and has mediated several thousand matters in more than 30 states. He splits his time between his family residences in Northern California and Hawaii.

John began mediating in the mid 1980’s as part of litigation practice and co-founded a mediation and arbitration firm in 1990 which merged with JAMS in 1994. John has conducted many workshops, trainings, and lectures on all aspects of mediation, and has mediated several thousand disputes across the U.S. involving aviation, business, civil rights, class action, consumer, construction, employment, environmental, franchise, government/public agency, healthcare, insurance, intellectual property, personal injury, professional liability, real estate, patent and trademark, securities, toxic torts, and wills.

Among many articles John has written are:

  • "Dial Back The Vitriol" California Lawyer 2012
  • "Mediation: An Effective Way to Connect With Your Clients," ABTL Report, Vol. 17 (Summer 2008) and also in the American Bar Association’s The Brief, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Spring 2009)
  • "For Emergency Disputes, Mediation is Cure," Law 360 (2008)
  • "Using ADR to Resolve Superfund and Related Environmental Disputes," California ADR Practice Guide (November 1994)
  • "Getting the Most from Mediation," California Litigation, Vol. 7 (Spring 1994) 
  • "Using Mediation to Win for Your Client," The Practical Lawyer (1992)

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Santa Clara School of Law, 1974
  • B.A., with honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1970

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Past Vice-Chair of the ADR Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law
  • Member of, speaker, and writer for the American Bar Association, American Law Institute, American Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Defense Research Institute
  • Member of and speaker for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers Association and Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the American Health Lawyer Association
  • Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer, ADR Category, 2010-2013 

Rates

John resides in Northern California but does not charge travel time or expense anywhere on the west coast. Please call JAMS Case Manager John Peterson for info - (415) 774-2609 or email jpeterson@jamsadr.com

 

John B. Bates Jr. 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 www.californianeutrals.org/john-bates

 

 
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