After over twenty-five years as an attorney practicing in the areas of civil litigation, public interest law, insurance, and administrative law, I am now utilizing my knowledge, training and skills to assist litigants and those who are simply embroiled in a non-litigation dispute by providing a trained and practiced hand to guide the parties toward a resolution. My mediation practice encompasses a wide range of areas, including employment, civil rights (discrimination) claims, homeowner association disputes, construction and construction defect (serving as both a mediator and special master), business and contract matters, personal injury and public agency/ administrative law matters.
Mr. Foutz has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in employment, civil rights, contracts, business, construction and construction defect matters, administrative law and other public agency matters, personal injury and insurance disputes.
My initial approach to mediation is very collaborative and facilitative, helping each party explore thoroughly and honestly the interests they are pursuing and protecting. As the issues are given a finer point and positions begin to be established, I will, if necessary, provide more evaluative information in order to avoid what looks like an impending impasse – or break an impasse that appears to have arisen.
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law; B.S. (Psychology), Brigham Young University. Mr. Foutz has completed the Mediating the Litigated Case (42 hrs.) training course from Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Conflict Resolution.
Mediation Fees are $1,500.00 for half-day mediations; $2,500.00 for full-day mediations – generally split equally between the parties. There is no administrative or “set-up” fee, nor is there a fee for typical pre-hearing telephone calls or document review.
For work as a Special Master, I have an hourly fee of $325. My Arbitrator fee is $400 per hour.