About Lee Jay Berman
Lee Jay Berman began as a full-time mediator and trainer over 17 years ago, and has successfully mediated over 1,500 matters. He is a national panelist with the American Arbitration Association, and is a Distinguished Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators, a Diplomat with both the California and National Academies of Distinguished Neutrals, internationally certified by the International Mediation Institute, and a Dispute Resolution Expert with the United Nations Development Programme. He was Mediator of the Year for the US Bankruptcy Court in 2007 and the Daily Journal named him to California’s Top Neutrals in 2008 and 2009.
Also a respected trainer in the field, he founded the American Institute of Mediation, leaving his position as Director of Pepperdine Law School's Mediating the Litigated Case program after seven years. He has trained judges, attorneys and business leaders in Croatia, India, The Kingdom of Jordan, The Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. He launched the Santa Barbara Superior Court's successful ADR program and chaired the statewide committee that published the Standards of Practice for California Mediators. He served three years on the State Bar of California's Standing Committee on ADR and has published numerous articles on mediation and ADR. He authors the popular blog Eye On Conflict, and lives with his wife in Marina del Rey, California.