Christian Fierro
Christian Fierro

Christian Fierro

Chris Fierro applies decades of advocacy skills to resolve disputes before they ever get to court. While focusing on Landlord and Tenant matters in the commercial and residential context, Chris mediates general business, personal injury, property damages, contracts, leasing, employment, and neighbor / community issues. As an Army brat who grew up overseas, Chris is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.

Chris is committed to working with the parties to achieve cooperative and economical resolutions that are enforceable. He is trained in the most up-to-date methods of online mediation and as a result can offer flexible scheduling, competitive rates, and a process adaptable to most needs.


  • Certified Mediator since 2009
  • Extensive Training in Mediation and On-Line Dispute Resolution
  • Panel Mediator, Sonoma County Courts Mediation Program 2011-2014
  • Judge Pro-Tem, Superior Court, Sonoma County 2007-2010
  • Attorney, defense practice in employment, personal injury and construction surety coverage (1990-95)
  • Attorney, plaintiff practice in personal injury, torts, contract and landlord tenant cases (1996 – present)
  • Admitted – California State Bar, 1990-present
  • Admitted – Central and Northern Districts of California Courts; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1991-present

Education

  • J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law, 1990
  • B. A. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Areas Of Practice

  • Animal
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Evictions
  • General
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBTQ
  • Native American
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Real Estate
  • Small Claims

Additional Services

  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Representational Lawyer

Fees and Provisos

Fees are $250.00 per hour ($125.00 per hour per party for two parties). Add $125 per party per hour for additional parties.

Online Mediations: Available in 4, 6, or 8 hour sessions conducted via Zoom. All fees are payable in advance. We recommend payment be divided equally between the parties. Services provided for time in excess of the scheduled mediation will be billed at $125 per hour per party.

Face to Face (in Person) Mediations: Charged as above, but require a $100 administrative fee for each day of mediation. Actual costs of rental of conference room, if any, will be charged to the parties. For travel between 40-70 miles outside of Santa Rosa there will be an additional travel charge of $250. When applicable, additional costs such as plane tickets, meals, or hotels, will be charged.

Cancellation Policy: Mediations canceled with less than 96 hours (four days) notice before the first scheduled meeting will be charged $500.

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