Santa Barbara Superior Court
CADRe Program


Name: Jeffrey G. Kichaven, Esq.
Address: 555 West Fifth Street, Suite 3000
Los Angeles, California 90013-1010
Telephone: 888-425-2520

Full Day: $6000
Half Day: $4000 (LA Only, Up to 3 Parties)

Administrative costs: None. 
Expenses:  None.
Deposit: Required 14 days in advance of scheduled mediation date.
Cancellation policy: Full refund if mediation is canceled 15 days or longer before the scheduled mediation date.  In other cases, refunds will be made to the extent that the scheduled time is rebooked.
Payment Resp: See “Deposit,” above.
Years as Mediator: Full-time mediator since mid-1996.
No. of Mediations: Several hundred.  Approximately 150 mediations in 1999.
Subject Matter All civil and probate matters, including Employment (termination, harassment, discrimination), Real Estate (construction, commercial lease, brokers’ commissions, partnerships, residential disclosures, earthquake  repairs), Insurance (bad faith, coverage), Intellectual Property and   Information Technology, Trust and Estate, Securities, and a wide variety of other business tort and contract disputes.
Expertise: See “Subject Matter,” above.
Additional: Mr. Kichaven is a Member of the Governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution and a Member of the State Bar of California ADR Committee.  He is also Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, and Past Chair of the ADR Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on ADR and Civil Litigation subjects for the American Bar Association and numerous other organizations.  His 1996 article, “Mediation is Not for Sissies,” is one of the most frequently reprinted essays in the ADR field.
Panelist Information Updated: February 23, 2010
Biography: Jeffrey G. Kichaven

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