33192 Ocean Hill Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: 949 496 7230



Daniel R. Saling, Esq.

E-mail:  SalingLaw@aol.com

Attorney at Law who serves as a full time neutral in the field of Arbitration/Mediation and Conflict Resolution.


Business Address: 33192 Ocean Hill Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Telephone: 949-496-7230
Fax: 949-489-3695


Professional Affiliations:   Member of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA),California Bar Association and its Labor Law Section, Orange County Industrial Relations Research Association, Association for Conflict Management, and Southern California Mediation Association.


Education:  Pepperdine University - School of Business (MSOD-99), Western State School of Law (JD-78) , University of Redlands (MA-73), California State University - Fresno (BA-66).


Professional Licenses & Certifications:    Admitted to the California and the Federal Bar (1980).  Certified Arbitrator and Mediator with the Orange County Superior Court and California Appellate Court-Second District. 


Training in Arbitration & Mediation: FMCS Arbitration Training, AAA Mediation Training, National Conflict Resolution Center Mediation Training, (Formerly known as the San Diego Mediation Service), Southern California Mediation Association, Association for Conflict Resolution, California State Mediation and Conciliation Service Arbitration, Orange County Superior Court, California Appellate Court - Second District, Better Business Bureau and the California Bar i.


Arbitration/Labor Relations Experience: 


2000 to Present: Arbitrator and Mediator.  Arbitrate labor and employment cases for the FMCS and the California State Mediation and Conciliation Service (CSMCS), and mediate disputes in both the public and private sectors. Currently serve as an arbitrator and as an administrative hearing officer on several panels for cities, counties, state and the federal governments. Serve as an arbitration panel member with numerous private companies. Serve as a fact-finder and interest arbitrator for the California State Employee Relations Board (PERB). Currently serve as a arbitrator with the Orange County Superior Courts for contract, business and personal injury litigation; and as a mediator with the California Second District Court of Appeals on matters before the court. Has served as a professor in labor-management relations at California State University, Fullerton.

1987 to 2000 served as advocate, legal counsel and consultant in labor-management relations in the areas of labor negotiations, mediation, fact-finding, arbitration and administrative law proceedings. Guest lecturer at numerous universities and colleges, and have spoken throughout the United States, to both labor and management organizations, on the topics of labor law, labor arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and impasse resolution. Also, practiced law in the fields of labor, business and civil litigation; and served as a board of trustee member to a Taft Harley Pension Trust and Medical Trust.



1971 to 1987 served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer to the South Orange County Educators and practiced law in the fields of labor, business and civil law.

1967 to 1971 served as Senior Economic Service Consultant and negotiated Health and Welfare Benefits in a labor-management setting.



Arbitrator and/or mediator panel member for the following groups:

  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation, (Region 2 & 6)
  • California Appellate Court, Second District
  • County of San Bernardino, California
  • County of Riverside, California
  • County of Los Angeles
  • City of Los Angeles, California
  • American Arbitration Association
  • California State  Mediation/Conciliation
  • Orange County Superior Court, California
  • Public Employee Relation Board (PERB)
  • Kaiser Permanete, California
  • Orange County Human Resource Commission
  • California Bar Association

Mediation:  Served as a mediator in the areas of Personal Injury, Breach of Contract, Labor Relations, Workplace, Employment, Wrongful Death, Business, Consumer, Community, Landlord-Tenant, Wrongful Termination, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Defamation, Conversion of Personal Property, Interference with Business Relations, Intellectual Property, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Negligence, Strict Liability, Real Property, Indemnification, Agency, Family Law and other related issues.









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