ABOUT WILLIAM J. O'CONNOR
I have conducted several hundred mediations, court-sponsored settlement conferences, and privately retained ADR cases. Most have been a variety of civil legal disputes, mainly, Personal Injury, Business, Construction Defect, and Real Estate matters. I have also served for over ten (10) years as a Neutral Arbitrator for Kaiser Med- Mal Arbitrations
I originally worked with the Superior Court in SF as a court Mediator and as a part-time Commissioner/Judge. I have substantial, specific, professional Mediation training. I belong to the SF Bar Association and the Marin County Bar Association and am a member of their respective ADR Sections. I have been accepted to the Mediation/ADR panels of SF, Marin, Alameda, Solano, and Sonoma County Superior Courts. I also serve as a special neutral in Kaiser medical malpractice Arbitrations throughout California.
I am effective, experienced, and successful in all my ADR activities. I have found a great deal of professional and personal satisfaction in this type of work, which although very demanding, also results in resolution of conflict, the reduction of time and expense and sometimes even reconciliation among litigants.
In recent years, I have expanded my practice into the area of Probate, Wills, Trust and Estate and Conservatorship Contests. I have become experienced in these matters,successfully resolving many of them, and now work in that field, while still accepting many other civil-litigation cases for mediation and arbitration and private ADR service.