Santa Barbara Superior Court
CADRe Program


Name: John (Jay) McCauley, Esq.

3339 E. Hillcrest Avenue
Visalia, CA 93292

Phone Number: 800-848-5591
Fax Number: 800-705-5601
E-mail Address:
Web Site:

Fee: $5,500 per day. No charge for travel time within Southern California.
Administrative Costs: None
Expenses: None
Deposit: Required fourteen days in advance of scheduled mediation date.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund if mediation is canceled two days or more before scheduled mediation date.
Payment Responsibility: As stated above.
Years as mediator: Six.
Number of mediations conducted: More than 300.
Subject matter of mediations conducted: Business, employment, and real estate litigation. Business litigation has included corporate and partnership dissolutions, business valuation, intellectual property, unfair competition, environmental, insurance coverage, reach of contract and business toward actions. Employment litigation has included wrongful termination, sex, race and age discrimination, sexual harassment and wage and hour actions. Real estate litigation has included deed of trust, judicial foreclosure, commercial unlawful detainer, purchase and sales agreement, development agreement, brokerage commission and real property valuation actions. Co-mediation of medical malpractice actions.
Areas of expertise: See above.
Additional Information: John McCauley graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 1980, and has practice full time as a business, employment, and real estate litigator since that time, both as a partner in a large Los Angeles based law firm (Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker), and (later) as a principal in a small Orange County based law firm which he founded. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, teaching courses on appellate advocacy and on mediation and arbitration. He is an AV rated attorney who is also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers.

Mediation has been a major focus of Mr. McCauley's practice for more than four years. He obtained both basic and advanced training as a mediator from the Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. He is a court-affiliated mediator for the Los Angeles, Orange County and Santa Barbara Superior Courts. He is a State Bar Certified Provider of continuing legal education on the subject of mediation, and a frequent speaker on the topics of effective advocacy in mediation and the design of alternative dispute resolution systems. In addition to his work as a mediator, Mr. McCauley also serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Panelist Information Updated: October 25, 2010
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