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Member Profile: Lee Jay Berman

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The Mediation Offices of Lee Jay Berman
11355 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 111
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Email: Click for email

Tel: (310) 478-5600

CA Chapter:

Lee Jay Berman regularly travels out of state to Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Discovery Referee; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


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Calendar Last Updated: 12 Oct 18
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Lee Jay Berman has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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design elementBanking & Finance
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design elementCommercial/Business
design elementCommunity Associations
design elementCondominiums
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design elementConsumer Fraud
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design elementDiscrimination
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design elementEducation
design elementElder Abuse
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design elementEnergy Sector (Oil, Gas)
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design elementEnvironmental
design elementFamily Businesses
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design elementHealth Care
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design elementIntellectual Property
design elementInternational
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design elementLand Use/Planning
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design elementLegal Malpractice
design elementLibel & Slander
design elementLocal Govt./Municipalities
design elementMedia & Communications
design elementMedical Malpractice
design elementMergers & Acquisitions
design elementNatural Disasters
design elementNon-profit Organizations
design elementNursing Homes
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design elementPharmaceuticals
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design elementPostal
design elementPremises Liability
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design elementProperty Damage
design elementPublic Policy
design elementRailroad & Trucking
design elementReal Estate
design elementReligious Institutions
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design elementShareholder Disputes
design elementSoftware
design elementSports
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design elementTitle Disputes
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design elementTrademarks/Patents
design elementTransportation
design elementTrusts / Estates
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design elementVenture Capital
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In August 2017, Lee Jay Berman was named "2017 Distinguished Neutral of the Year" by the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).

Current Roles:
  • The Mediation Alliance, Inc. - Commercial Mediator since 1994
  • American Institute of Mediation - Founder and President
  • Pepperdine Law School - Director - "Mediating the Litigated Case" program in Malibu (2003-2009)
  • Daily Journal "Top Neutral" in 2008 and 2009
  • Who's Who in International Commercial Mediation 2012-2018
  • Aquisition International magazine's Excellence in ADR award 2012-2018
Successfully mediated over 2,300 civil mediations, before, during and after litigation. Specializing in complex, multi-party litigation including business litigation, construction defect, products liability, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

Several hundred business/commercial cases involving breach of contract, business/corporate matters, shareholder disputes and corporate dissolutions, trade secrets, unfair competition, bankruptcy, fraud, collections, and franchise and partnership disputes and dissolutions (including several law firms).
  • Several hundred construction, real property and land use cases including construction claims, defects and closeouts, land use, CEQA, environmental protection, earth movement, homeowner associations, disclosure, exchanges, brokerage and fiduciary relationships.
  • Several hundred personal injury, medical malpractice and premises liability mediations.
  • Several hundred employment cases including discrimination, workplace harassment, wrongful termination, whistle-blowers, and wage and hour claims.
  • Over 100 entertainment, new media, intellectual property and technology cases, including cases involving film, television, music, and computer games and software.
  • Several hundred other general civil cases, including insurance coverage, intellectual property, health care, legal and medical malpractice, probates and trusts.


Lee Jay has taken literally thousands of hours of training in mediation, arbitration, negotiation and related course work at the most highly-regarded programs in the United States (Harvard Program on Negotiation, Pepperdine Law School's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, the American Arbitration Assn., and the ABA's fine arbitrator training).

Additionally, Mr. Berman is a world-renown trainer in the fields of mediation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.  He has tought thousands of judges, attorneys and business leaders to be mediators and arbitrators, serving for seven years as Director of Pepperdine's "Mediating the Litigated Case" program, and founding the American Institute of Mediation.  Mr. Berman has trained is Amsterdam, Dubai, Delhi, Brisbane, and most of the 50 states.

In August 2017, Lee Jay was named 2017 Distinguished Neutral of the Year by the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association - National Registry of Mediators & Arbitrators; Specialty Panels for Business and Commercial, and Construction Disputes; elite Master Mediator for Employment matters
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute), National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly National Association of Securities Dealers, NASD)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California (Mediator of the Year 2005)
  • California Second District Court of Appeal
  • Superior Courts of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Kern and Sonoma Counties
  • Hospital Association of Southern California
  • Mississippi Mediation Project Panel - Hurricane Flood Victims 2007
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators, 2003-present
  • Diplomat, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Charter Member
  • State Bar of California, Standing Committee on ADR, 2006-present; Ethics Subcomm., 1998-2000
  • Chair, International ADR Subcomm.; Legislation Committee, Ethics and Standards Committee
  • Chair, American Bar Association, Section on Dispute Resolution, Training Committee, 2002-2007
  • California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), 1995-present; Board of Directors 1996-2003; Executive Committee 2000-2003, Mediation Legislation & Nominating Committees
  • Chair, CDRC Qualifications and Standards Committee, 1997-2003, published statewide Standards of Practice for California Mediators in 1998
  • Member, California Judicial Council drafting committee Rules of Court for mediators, 1999-2000
  • California Court ADR Directors Council, 1999-2000
  • Southern California Mediation Association, 1994-present, Chair Courts Committee 2005
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Litigation and ADR Sections
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association - ADR Section
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Inn of Court, Los Angeles Chapter


$7,500 for an All-Inclusive full day, $4,500 for an All-Inclusive half day. All-Inclusive service for the mediation includes one pre-mediation conference call with counsel, all study time including reading briefs, travel time (up to 1 hour of drive time for half-days and including all travel time for full days), reasonable expenses, and the mediation session, including all snacks and meals provided. Only airfare and hotels will be billed as separate line items. Any additional time spent will be billed at $550/hour.


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Lee Jay Berman 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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