Senior Mediator

Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.Certified Mediator

David Doto Esq., LL.M.

Provides Services Nationwide
Offering Online Mediation

  • Mediation and Arbitration of litigated and non-litigated disputes, including personal injury, employment, business, commercial, construction, and serious/catastrophic matters.
  • Facilitation of high conflict individual or organizational meetings.
  • Conflict coaching
  • Customized training for organizations, working professionals,and attorneys, including conflict management and de-escalation, managing high-conflict personalities, negotiation, decision-making, mediation, mediator skills for working professionals, and mediation advocacy.
  • Design of conflict management and litigation prevention systems in organizations.


David is a litigation partner at the firm of Hutchison & Steffen, and leads the ADR/Training department. He has represented clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies in the state and federal trial and appellate courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Nevada. David was nominated in 2012 as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, co-founded the LCA’s American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and is a former Chair of the organization.

Since 2008, David has devoted much of his career to the practice, teaching, and promotion of ADR. From 2011-2015, David co-founded and served as the Director of the Conflict Transformation Institute of CoralBridge Partners, LLC, where he provided mediation and conflict-related training and consulting services to organizations and law firms nationwide.

David is a skilled mediator and facilitator able to employ facilitative, evaluative, and transformative techniques to litigated and non-litigated commercial, business, employment, and serious/catastrophic personal injury matters.

David also offers various customized training services tailored to the needs of organizations, corporations, attorneys, and working professionals. Since 2013, David has been an adjunct professor of law at both UNLV and Pepperdine.

David holds undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, as well as a J.D. degree from Villanova University. He also holds an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute of the Pepperdine University School of Law.

ADR Experience

Arbitrator since 2000. Mediator, Facilitator, Trainer since 2008. Conflict Management Systems Designer since 2012. Adjunct Professor of Law since 2013.


Client-centered and cost effective. Flexible approach to mediation: able to implement facilitative, evaluative, or transformative techniques to meet client needs in an efficient manner. Able to tailor training and systems design services to meet client needs as well.


  • LL.M. Dispute Resolution, concentration in Mediation, 2014, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2012, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • J.D., Law, 1991, Villanova University School of Law
  • B.A., Psychology, 1986, Villanova University
  • B.A., Philosophy, 1986, Villanova University

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Special Education
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

Standard fee is $7000.00 flat rate per day, all expenses included.
Standard fee is negotiable based on type and complexity of case, etc.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

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