About Bob Logan

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I enjoy helping parties resolve their disputes, using the knowledge and experience gained from extensive ADR training and litigating for 32 years.

Education

I received my BA from Stanford University and my JD from the University of Southern California.

ADR Training

In addition to the knowledge and experience gained as lead or supervising counsel in hundreds of mediations, I have had extensive formal ADR training that includes: four courses from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Mediation Skills and Settlement Conference Advocacy 2001, International Commercial Arbitration 2002, Mediating the Complex Case 2006, Advanced Mediation 2008 in conjunction with the Central District Court); other training through the Central District Court in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014; intensive individual training from Forrest S. Mosten in 2005; the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Conferences in 2006 and 2007; the Southern California Mediation Association Conferences in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 and the SCMA Employment Conferences in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Professional Experience

As a mediator since 2005, I have experience mediating securities, mortgage banking, employment, cargo, personal injury, premises liability and a variety of other cases.

Prior to retiring from Keesal, Young & Logan in 2005,  I helped the firm grow from four lawyers in one office in 1973 to over 80 lawyers in offices in Long Beach, San Francisco, Seattle, Anchorage and Hong Kong.  I focused primarily on litigating consumer financial services cases and developed extensive knowledge about securities, commodities, mortgage banking, real estate escrows and bank accounts.  I also did employment litigation, frequently involving employees of the financial services firms.  In addition, I handled maritime personal injury and cargo cases for over 10 years and also litigated some large attorney malpractice cases.  I headed the firm's mortgage banking practice and was the firm's primary ethical advisor.

When I retired from the firm in 2005,  the firm decided to keep the same name.  I remain of counsel although I am no longer a shareholder or employee.

Panels

I am a member of the USDC Central District of California – Attorney Settlement Panel and the FINRA mediation panel.

Memberships

I am a member of the California Bar Association, the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution section and the Southern California Mediation Association.

Publication

I co-authored along with Steve Young the article “Securities Arbitrations” that appeared in the Winter 1995 “Litigation” journal of the American Bar Association Litigation Section, Vo.21, No.2.

Presentations/Speaking Engagements

My presentations and speaking engagements include the 1996 PLI Securities Litigation conference, the 2005 and 2007 annual meetings of the Public Investors Attorneys Bar Association (PIABA), the California Mortgage Bankers Association Legislative, Regulatory & Compliance conferences in January and November 1999 and 2000, the Mortgage Insurance Companies of America conference in 1997, training sessions of the Institute for Conflict Management in 2006, the Orange County Bar Association's Financial Practices section in 2007 and 2008 and USC Law Professor George Lefcoe's Subprime Issues session in his 2007 Property Transactions class.

Community Associations/Volunteer Work

I have done volunteer work for Stanford University for more many years, assisting both the admissions office and the development office.  I am on the Investment Committee of the St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach.  I have also served as an observer/evaluator of UCLA Law School students in court appointed mediations.

Personal

I am married to my high school sweetheart Kathy Hamm Logan. We have two adult daughters.  If I am not in a mediation, I am likely to be on my bike, traveling with Kathy, using my camera or watching the soccer channel.

 

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