Senior Mediator

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Barry Ross, Esq., MBA

Best known for his quick resolution of real estate and business disputes, Barry Ross has been sucessfully mediating both litigated and non-litigated matters in over 2500 mediations since 1993 with an outstanding settlement rate. Respected, resourceful, knowledgeable and personable, Barry is the first choice in mediators of many counsel.

Attorney since 1976 (SBN 069340); California Real Estate Broker since 1973; Adjunct Professor of Law since 1977; National ADR, business and real estate trainer; Published author and newspaper and online columnist.

ADR Experience

Barry Ross is one of the most accomplished and respected mediators in Southern California. With more than 2500 successful mediations to his credit, he has an over 95% settlement rate. His unique communication style and likeable personality allow him to relate to his clients bringing them together in a workable, winning situation.

A local attorney and business owner for 34 yrs, a real estate broker for 36 yrs, and a mediator for 17 yrs, Mr. Ross offers vast professional experience in working successfully with people and mediating disputes in business, real estate, estate planning, elder law, buyer-seller disputes, contracts, construction defects, HOA/Condo, landlord-tenant disputes, civil, commercial, professional fees, personal injury, partnership, tax, and work place law.


Since a mediator’s style must be determined by the needs and interests of the parties, Mr. Ross has developed a flexible style designed to fit the expectations of the parties as well as the demands of the situation. Mr. Ross is of the opinion that all mediation styles have there place, oftentimes in the same mediation setting. Mr. Ross believes that the primary function that the mediator serves is to facilitate effective communication and negotiation amongst the parties so as to help illuminate viewpoints and explore alternative solutions that the parties can freely reach.


  • J.D. Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles
  • M.B.A. University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • B.S. University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Native American
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

Fees and Provisos

$500/hour split equally between the parties.
Fees are generally payable the day of mediation or arbitration. A deposit may be requested in some cases.

Cancellation Policy: $1,000 due if mediation or arbitration is cancelled within 10 days of the scheduled ADR conference.

No administrative fees. Easy scheduling process.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • SCMA - S. California Mediation Assoc.
  • AAA - American Arbitration Assoc.
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • AAM - Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • IAM - International Academy of Mediators
  • TAM - Texas Assoc. of Mediators
  • California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (CA)
  • NADN - Nat. Acad. of Distinguished Neutrals
  • IMI - International Mediation Institute

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