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Huerta Mediation provides mediation and arbitration services for the legal,  human resources, and business communities.  The firm's principal mediator, Lawrence A. Huerta, graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Economics in 1980, and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1983.  He was admitted to the California Bar in 1983, and has since been admitted to all federal courts in California.   Mr. Huerta worked as a business and commercial litigator at major law firms in Southern California before forming his own business and civil litigation firm in San Diego.  The firm subsequently evolved to a full time mediation and arbitration practice.  

For the past twenty two years, Huerta Mediation has been empowering lawyers and their clients to achieve interest based, efficient resolutions of their employment, commercial, financial services, healthcare, insurance, intellectual property,  and tort cases.  This is achieved through a mediation process which provides parties with an opportunity to be heard and understood, identifies and define risks of litigation, and develops creative, interest based solutions for each case.



Featured Articles 

Zoom Fatigue Uncovers Mediators' Secret Weapon
by Clare Fowler
As more mediators practice via Zoom and experience Zoom fatigue, they are discovering something about themselves.

Mediation, Neutrality, Political Conflicts, and the 2020 Elections
by Kenneth Cloke
In the US, and in different ways in countries around the world, we are now facing five, and perhaps six significant crises, each with its own distinct set of conflicts.

Conflict During COVID--Combined Voices from all Seven Continents
by Gregg Relyea, Kenneth Cloke, David Bogan, Carla Marcucci, Hitoshi Suzuki, Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, Rory O'Connor, Andrea Maia
This article combines voices from all 7 continents as they discuss how COVID has affected the conflict resolution field around them.

Mobilizing Mediatively
by Manon Schonewille
Recently, serialized a jigsaw of 23 pieces by 40 authors in 16 countries, in the form of both articles and author interviews, all part of the over-arching theme Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. This articles summarizes those 23 pieces.

Communication More Important Than Ever
by John Sturrock
What does one say which has any meaning at a time like this?

Mediation in the News

One Way Happy Couples Argue That Differs From Ordinary Couples
Two new studies reveal the secret sauce: it’s the manner in which happy couples argue and under what conditions that makes them different from other couples.

Practice Pointers for a Successful Mediation
Mediation is an opportunity for your client to have his or her “day in court” without all the costs and uncertainty associated with a jury trial.

Using Mediation for Cannabis Disputes
Mediation has long been an attractive alternative to litigating disputes, especially for parties hoping to arrive at a swift resolution. Now, given the backlog in California courts caused by the pandemic, mediation has become an increasingly favorable option for those in the cannabis industry.

Michael Jordan emerged as the mediator between players and team owners
Michael Jordan, the only black majority NBA owner, was a prominent voice during the NBA players' decision to boycott the last three days of the NBA Playoffs. "Listening is better than talking," said Jordan in reference to owners having genuine concerns for the players' cause as well as his own.

How to Get the Best Settlement Result from Commercial Mediation
The purpose of this article is to get external and internal lawyers to think about overcoming the final hurdle and concluding a good settlement agreement.

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Lawrence Huerta


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Lawrence Huerta presents What Works Well in Mediation webinar to San Diego County Bar 

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Featured Blog Posts

Breaking Up Doesn’t Have to Mean Going Broke
by Roseann Vanella

Employee Contracts Are Becoming Complicated Amid COVID-19
by Kayla Matthews

From Eye-Rolls to Grimaces: Understanding Body Language in Virtual Mediations
by David Ross

The Handshake: A Eulogy
by Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Two Words
by Christopher Sheesley


The past at least is secure.

Emotion has taught mankind to reason.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends you know how to tell the truth.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.

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