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Member Profile: Urs M. Laeuchli

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Laeuchli ADR
1 Market Street
Spear Tower #3600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email: Click for email

Tel: (415) 670-9602
Fax: (415) 820-9602

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Urs M. Laeuchli regularly travels out of state to New York

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ADR Services Include:

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


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Urs M. Laeuchli has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Dr. Urs Martin Laeuchli is a certified mediator and an arbitrator (FCIArb) with over twenty years experience in alternative dispute resolution; he is also an international attorney. Born and raised in Switzerland, Dr. Laeuchli received his education first at the University of Zurich and then at Georgetown University. He received his doctorate from Stanford University.

Over the years, Dr. Laeuchli has handled hundreds of alternative dispute resolution cases ranging from commercial, employment, family, international trade, IP, landlord-tenant, professional malpractice, real estate - and other civil disputes to political disputes. He serves on various arbitration and mediation panels, ad hoc and for private organizations, the State of California, bar associations, and court-annexed programs around the San Francisco Bay area and elsewhere in America, Asia, and Europe. Dr Laeuchli is an early neutral evaluator, settlement mentor, and a sworn pro tem judge.


  • Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA;
  • Georgetown Univ Law Center, Washington DC;
  • University of Zurich, Law School, Switzerland
  • extensive professional ADR training (>300 hours)


English, French, German

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (Chair of the Arbitration Committee)
  • The Association for Conflict Resolution
  • The California Dispute Resolution Council (former member of the Board of Directors)
  • The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • The International Bar Association (Business Section, Committee for Arbitration and ADR)
  • The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow)
  • The College of Commercial Arbitrators (Fellow)
  • Center for International Legal Studies (Congress of Fellows)
  • Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage (ASA)
  • Chambre Suisse de Mediation Commerciale (Accredited Member)
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (is the US West Coast Arbitrator)
  • Mediators Beyond Borders (Founding Member)
  • The Mediation Society (member of the Board of Directors)
  • The World Mediation Forum (member of the Steering Committee)
  • The Asian-Pacific Mediation Forum (alternate US delegate).


Please call office for details - (415) 670-9602


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Urs M. Laeuchli 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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