Member Profile: Robert A. Holtzman

Robert A. Holtzman
Arbitrator, Mediator, Attorney (retired)
10100 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Tel: (310) 282-2200
Fax: (310) 919-3906

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration


Robert A. Holtzman has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Arts (Fine, Performing)
Banking & Finance
Class Actions
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Entertainment Sector
Family Businesses
Intellectual Property
Legal Malpractice
Lemon Law
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Title Disputes



Robert Holtzman is a retired partner; his general civil litigation practice included contract, real estate, building defects, entertainment, trade regulation, corporate securities, corporate and partnership, trust, banking and health care litigation in trial and appellate courts, as well as arbitration and mediation. He handled matters before federal and state regulatory agencies. He continues to serve as a neutral in arbitration and mediation proceedings. Also, Mr. Holtzman consults with members of the firm on dispute resolution matters. His principal clients were health care, entertainment, manufacturing and distribution companies.

He serves as arbitrator or mediator in contract, banking, manufacturing, entertainment, real estate finance and development, construction defect, partnership and corporate dissolution and aerospace and technology cases, including both domestic and international disputes. He has served as neutral arbitrator in national class action and multi-party arbitrations. He has also served as a judge pro tem, referee, mediator and arbitrator for the Los Angeles County courts.


  • University of California at Los Angeles (BA Political Science, 1951)
  • University of Southern California School of Law (LLB 1954)
  • Graduate and Professional Program, USC School of Law, 1956-1957

American Arbitration Association continuing education requirements met, including 2008 ACE requirements, Panel Chair Workshop, Attorney Professional Responsibility Panel Training, Large Complex Case Training, Hearing Chair Training, Mediation Training Program

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association (1971-Present)
  • Member, Panel of Mediators, American Arbitration Association (1992-Present)
  • Member, Large Complex Case Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Panel participant, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution (2004-present)
  • Former Vice Chair, Arbitration Committee, American Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators, Section of Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association
  • Former Section Representative, Task Force on the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators, American Bar Association
  • Former Member, California Judicial Council Advisory Panel on Standards of Ethics for Arbitrators
  • Former Official Advisor, Drafting Committee on the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act
  • Former Chair, Committee on the Administration of Justice, State Bar of California
  • Founding Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • United States Army (1954-1956)
  • Former Director, Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., an affiliate of the Los Angeles County Bar Association


Hearing rate $350/hour for arbitration and mediation. Absent special circumstances, no charge for review or preparation for mediation. Hourly rate applies to pre-and-post hearing arbitration services


Robert A. Holtzman 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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