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R.A. Carrington Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, Santa Barbara, California.

R.A. Carrington Esq.

565 Sheffield Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Tel: (805) 565-1487
Fax: (805) 565-3187
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced1995
  • # of MEDS (as of 20/6/24)4000
  • # of ARBS (as of 20/6/24)500
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


A full-time neutral since 1998 and an arbitration panelist for more than two decades, Mr. Carrington has successfully handled more than 4,000 mediations and arbitrations. Respected for his dedication, he has a reputation as a decisive and knowledgeable arbitrator as well as a patient and calm mediator.

Mr. Carrington's 25 years as a civil trial attorney for both plaintiffs and defendants has provided him with a wealth of trial experience. He is well-versed in complex legal issues, particularly in the areas of real estate, construction defect,  personal injury,  medical negligence, and employment law.  Mr. Carrington was an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, where he has also received extensive mediation training at the university's Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution. He has also taught law at UCLA and Santa Barbara College of Law.

Mr. Carrington has been the discovery referee in over 35 matters including class action employment and business disputes, toxic tort claims, significant injury cases, and real estate and construction disputes. He has been a partition referee in 4 matters.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles CA (1974)
  • M.A. Candidate, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA (1970)
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1968)

Memberships & Affiliations

Current member: ABOTA;  Kaiser Neutral.

Settlement Master, Santa Barbara Superior Court. Former member: California, Orange County and Los Angeles trial lawyers associations; California Business Trial Lawyers Assn.; numerous Superior Court arbitration panels.

Rates Information

Mediation, arbitration, etc.
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