Santa Barbara Superior Court
CADRe Program


Name: David C. Peterson, JD, LLM, MDR

2968 Birch St.
Morro Bay, CA 93446

Phone Number: (805) 441-5884 (cell) 591-7161 (administrator)
E-mail Address:
Fee: $375 hr. If more than 3 parties, $50 per added party.
Administrative Costs: None.
Expenses: Location costs.
Deposit: None unless mediator determines otherwise.
Cancellation Policy: At least 48 hrs. prior to mediation date.
Payment Responsibility: Attorneys primarily responsible for payment, along with clients.
Years as Mediator: 21+
Number of Mediations Conducted: In excess of 3,000 - average has been more than 3 mediations per week (generally 4), averaging well more than 150 mediations per year.
Subject Matter of Mediations Conducted:

Public Entities and Organizations; Personal Injury; Product Liability; Insurance; Employment; Malpractice (Medical, Legal, Dental & Accounting); Real Property; Construction; Common Interest Developments (HOAs, Mobile Home Parks, etc.); Probate and Estate Disputes; Complex Commercial Disputes; Ag Disputes; Family Law.

Areas of Expertise: SEE ABOVE - many years of mediation experience in all of the listed areas.
Additional Information: David Peterson was La Review Editor-in Chief; He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell; He has been an attorney for more than 41 years. He was a litigator for 20 yrs. and has been a full-time mediator for more than 21 yrs. Mr. Peterson obtained his Master's Degree and then LLM Degree (Mediation) from Pepperdine's Straus Institute. He is a Professor at Pepperdine Law School's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, teaching "Mediation Theory & Practice (since 2007 - Adj.) He has the highest rate of settlements as documented by statistics compiled by the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Superior Court ADR Programs.
Panelist Information Updated: November 9, 2016
Biography:  David C. Peterson

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