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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 

Do Post-Nuptial Agreements Belong in Marital Mediation?
by Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Marital mediation is neither marital therapy nor couples therapy.

Getting Your Most Beneficial Dispute Resolution By Combining ADR Processes
by Antoinette Raheem
Case evaluation, much maligned but still regularly utilized in Michigan, can help parties close the final gap to resolution. But what if your matter needs more than this?

Conflicts in the 'Family' Work Environment
by Kathleen Kauth
What do you do when work treats you “like family”?

New Horizon for International Commercial Mediation: The Singapore Convention
by Stanley Santire
The fundamental concept of the Convention began in 1958 with the signing of the New York Convention. That concept is the obligation of contracting nation states to give effect to private agreements emerging from alternative dispute resolution.

A Fresh Approach to Advanced Training
by Peter Adler and Louis Chang
This training seeks to provide: The right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling... the first time.

Mediation in the News

What Does it Mean to Have “Settlement Authority” at a Mediation?
Local rules implementing alternative dispute resolution procedures typically provide that mediation attendees must have “settlement authority.” But what exactly does that term mean?

‘Windy City Rehab’ host wants homeowner lawsuit dismissed in favor of mediation
Attorneys for “Windy City Rehab” host Alison Victoria Gramenos are asking a Cook County judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a North Side couple unhappy with their home purchase so the issues can be worked out with a mediator. 

What Does Zealous Representation in Mediation Require?
In the mediation process, the advocate is required to participate with good faith to approximate a win/win outcome. Notwithstanding, there remain significant legal duties that are expected.

Nonprofit view: Don’t wait for a conflict to get out of hand — use mediation
Too often people in conflict believe their conflict has to reach epic proportions before seeking a dispute resolution process such as mediation, or they believe a situation might be too far gone to resolve.

Christian school, Florida athletic association to explore mediation in prayer dispute
The two sides in a 2016 lawsuit over school prayer will next consider mediation to decide whether religious schools can broadcast prayers over loudspeaker systems during football games or other athletic contests.

What to Do When Your Kids Fight
Sibling conflict is normal, but these mediation techniques will build empathy and help them settle disputes themselves.

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Lawrence Huerta


600 West Broadway, Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: 619-236-7944  Fax: 619-236-7986


Huerta Mediation Intoductory Video

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

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Featured Blog Posts

Somewhere Between Reasonable and Crazy
by John Lande

Recent Research Proposes Walking as Creative Conflict Resolution Practice
by Natalie Davis

My Favorite Resource: A Year in Review
by Nicole Wilmet

The Forgiveness Instinct and Transformative Mediation
by Dan Simon


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