Profile - Jeffrey Krivis
Jeffrey Krivis began his mediation practice in 1989, when lawyer-mediators in Southern California were rare, and litigators had to look outside the state for experienced practitioners. Now, more than 20 years later and having resolved thousands of disputes -- including class action, mass tort, employment, entertainment, business, complex insurance and catastrophic injury matters -- Krivis is recognized not only as a pioneer in the field, but also as one of the most respected neutrals in the state.
An adjunct professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law since 1994, Krivis teaches negotiation and mediation skills to lawyers and judges. His experiences as a working mediator and academic prompted him to write the award winning book Improvisational Negotiation: A Mediator's Stories of Conflict About Love, Money and Anger - and the Strategies that Resolved Them (Wiley /Jossey-Bass 2006), as well as How To Make Money as a Mediator (And Create Value for Everyone): 30 Top Mediators Share Secrets to Building a Successful Practice" (Jossey-Bass 2006).
Krivis is a past president of both the International Academy of Mediators and the Southern California Mediation Association. The Los Angeles Daily Journal legal newspaper has named him numerous times as one of the "Top Neutrals in the State" and he continues to appear since its inception on the "Super Lawyer" list published by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Media. He is featured in the 2010 edition of "Best lawyers in America" as the lawyer of the Year in Southern California for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Krivis is (AV) rated from Martindale-Hubbell.
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Panelist Information Updated: January 27, 2010
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