Member Profile: Reginald A. Holmes

Reginald A. Holmes
The Holmes Law Firm
225 South Lake Avenue, Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Tel: (626) 432-7222
Fax: (626) 441-5388

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Additional Offices: Chicago, IL, Locust Grove, GA, New York, NY

ADR Services Include:

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


Reginald A. Holmes has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Civil Rights
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Entertainment Sector
Intellectual Property
Land Use/Planning
Media & Communications
Non-profit Organizations
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Public Policy
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Trusts / Estates



More than 20 years of in-depth blue chip experience as an attorney, litigator, business executive, technical consultant, corporation counsel, and business counsel. Career has concentrated on complex issues involving patents, trademarks and copyrights, entertainment and sports law, intellectual property valuation and rate of return analysis, international law and joint venture arrangements, Global dispute resolution, High technology, e-commerce law, aerospace, government contracts, commercial law and bankruptcy, stockholder derivative suits and securities law, computer design, managing outside counsel and legal fees, managing P&L responsibility, managing multi-ethnic employees groups, developing self-directed employee learning programs, wrongful termination and employment discrimination, and privacy and secrecy protection.

Experience includes representation of plaintiffs in all areas of expertise. Experience encompasses trials, high stakes business negotiations, and ADR proceedings (current practice mix:90% as neutral and 10% as advocate). Diverse experience, background and ongoing professional activity generates a very deep reservior of subject matter knowledge regarding industry customs, practices and trends.

Since 1985 has been chair, sole and panel arbitrator, mediator, referee, or judge pro tem in hundreds of complex commercial disputes. Amounts in dispute have ranged from small dollar matters to $100 million claims. Subject matters have included software fraud, entertainment industry disputes, termination of distributorship, breach of a sports contract, patent infringement, race discrimination, sexual harassment, partnership dissolution, and stock fraud. Frequent panelist and lecturer on ADR and technology topics for various bar and business organizations. Currently a member of the AAA's Large Complex Case Panel (LCCP) and the Los Angeles B2B Advisory Committee. ACE002 - Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties, 2004.


  • University of Florida (BS, Electrical Engineering-1975);
  • Georgetown University (JD-1978)


  • NAA Beyond the Protocol: The Future of Due Process in Workplace Dispute Resolution, 2007;
  • Attended AAA Neutrals Conference, 2006, 2005;
  • AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties (ACE002), 2006;
  • AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2005;
  • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2005;
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001;
  • Price Waterhouse Company, Directing Efficient High Stakes ADR Proceedings, 2000;
  • AAA/USATF Doping Grievance Arbitrator Training, 2000;
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999;
  • Los Angeles County Bar, Arbitration and Mediation Seminar, 1998;
  • various other ADR training.


English, Mandarin

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of California (International Law Section, Executive Committee;
  • Franchise Law Section, Executive Committee);
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Board of Trustees, Judicial Appointments Committee);
  • Langston Bar Association (Past President);
  • California Judicial Council; Public Counsel (Past Board of Directors).


$495 per hour


Reginald A. Holmes 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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