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 Mediate.com's required standards of mediation practice.Featured Member

Gayle Eskridge

Gayle L. Eskridge is available to mediate or arbitrate all types of employment, real estate, and business disputes, as well as elder abuse issues and attorney malpractice issues.


Gayle L. Eskridge has been a litigation and trial attorney since 1988, representing corporations, municipalities and individuals. With broad litigation and trial experience, Ms. Eskridge has managed hundreds of cases and now dedicates the majority of her practice to mediation, arbitration, and litigation of employment, real estate, business, elder abuse, and attorney malpractice matters. Ms. Eskridge is an experienced, professional mediator certified by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolutions Services. Ms. Eskridge is also on the American Arbitration Association’s mediation and arbitration panels. She is also a Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Courts, a Member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Mediator Panels, a Professional Member of the Southern California Mediation Association, a Member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators, and a Senior Mediator with Mediate.com.

ADR Experience

Ms. Eskridge has conducted over 175 mediations and arbitrations, including mediations and arbitrations in the following areas: Employment Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Termination, Wage/Hour, and Fraud; Real Property Partition, Purchase/Sale, Ownership Issues, Disclosure Issues; Broker/Agent Malpractice, and Fraud; Business Contract Disputes, Corporate Issues, Shareholder Issues, Partnership Issues, Unfair Competition, Theft of Trade Secrets, and Fraud; Elder Abuse (including financial elder abuse); Attorney Malpractice; Toxic Torts; and Lemon Law.

Approach

Ms. Eskridge’s mediation approach is flexible, depending on the type of dispute and the personalities of the parties. As an experienced litigation attorney, Ms. Eskridge is able to provide valuable input regarding the pros and cons of settling versus not settling. Although there is definitely an evaluative component to Ms. Eskridge’s approach, her approach is generally more persuasive than it is confrontational.

Education

  • J.D., National University School of Law, San Diego, CA, 1988
  • B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, 1982

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Contracts
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Real Estate
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer

Fees and Provisos

Ms. Eskridge’s mediation fees are $500 per hour for all time spent in mediation, preparation, and travel. There is no administrative fee, although there is a 4-hour minimum charge. Ms. Eskridge generally conducts mediations at her office in Torrance, but will travel if requested by the parties. There is no cancellation fee so long as 24 hours notice of cancellation is provided.

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • SCMA - S. California Mediation Assoc.
  • AAA - American Arbitration Assoc.
  • AAM - Association of Attorney-Mediators

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