Benjamin Blakeman, Esq.
|1259 S. Camden Dr. #2E
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 286-3031 Fax (310) 553-7418
Dispute Resolution Experience:
limited to alternative dispute resolution of commercial, insurance, business
torts, real estate, employment, securities, and construction cases
Contractual disputes, insurance coverage, employment disputes, fraud, business torts, unfair business practices, real estate matters, legal malpractice, construction defects, partnership disputes, fiduciary issues, securities litigation, regulatory disputes, intellectual property.
Present: Financial Planning Associate, AXA Advisors, Inc., member of Los Angeles Superior Court Mediation Panel, Santa Barbara CADRe Program, and American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Panel. Former of counsel, Friedman, Heller & Enriquez (1997-1998); Mantalica & Treadwell (1995 - 1997); Herbert Dodell (1991 - 1995); general counsel Phoenix Mortage Co. (1993 -1994); solo practice (1981 - 1991); general counsel Lincoln Realty Co. (1979 - 1981); general counsel California Home Investment Co. (1978 - 1979); solo practice (1975 - 1978).
AAA Arbitrator since 1985. Cases include general business and contractual disputes, real estate, title insurance, partnership disputes, securities brokerage disputes, construction defects. Certificated Mediator. L.A. Superior Court, Volunteer Mediation Panel (since January 1996);
University of Illinois, B.S. Psychology - Philosophy 1970; UCLA, J.D. 1974.
Author: "Due Process and Fairness In Mandatory Arbitration Proceedings Under Adhesive Contracts" (Co-authored with Richard Chernick)
Admitted to Bar: California and U.S.D.C. Central District, 1974; Ninth Circuit, 1994. Licensed Insurance Agent and NASD Registered Representative; Real estate broker 1985 - 1994.
Member, California Dispute Resolution Council Public Policy Committee (1997-98); Southern California Mediation Association
Campaign advisor, Assemblyman Robert Hertzberg; President of own real estate development firm (1984 - 1990); Instructor, Santa Monica College (1992 - 1993); UCLA Moot Court Judge (1996); Securities, commodities, real estate, and rare coin investments; Public access TV news broadcaster, editor; L.A. Lawyers for the Arts.
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