Mae Villanueva
Mae Villanueva

Associate Mediator

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Mae Villanueva

Mae Villanueva has handled cases involving workplace discrimination and harassment, individual, multi-party, and class-action wage and hour claims, construction matters, harassment, and landlord/tenant disputes. She specializes in working with wage and hour claims with the nursing home and restaurant industries. She has mediated about a hundred litigated cases as a court appointed mediator at the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda.

Mae Villanueva has been litigation analyst for over a decade. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of diverse clients involved in civil litigation. Her experience with mediation in resolving conflict convinced her of the effectiveness of the process, which inspired her to pursue a master’s degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding (NCRP) from California State University Dominguez Hills. She also has certificate in Mediating the Litigated Case from Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Ms. Villanueva has been a mediator for the Superior Court of Alameda County and a community dialogue facilitator for California State University Dominguez Hills’ Peace in Education Initiative.

Dedicated to providing equitable outcomes for all parties, Ms. Villanueva believes disputing parties can reach mutually beneficial solutions if parties come to the table thoroughly prepared and ready to negotiate in good faith.

Mae Villanueva likes to hike, travel, and sample cuisines from other cultures during her leisure time.

ADR Experience

Mae Villanueva has handled cases involving workplace discrimination and harassment, individual, multi-party, and class-action wage and hour claims, construction matters, harassment, and landlord/tenant disputes. She specializes in working with wage and hour claims within the nursing home and restaurant industries. She has mediated about a hundred litigated cases as a court appointed mediator at the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda.

Mae Villanueva has been litigation analyst for over a decade. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of diverse clients involved in civil litigation. Her experience with mediation in resolving conflict convinced her of the effectiveness of the process, which inspired her to pursue a master’s degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding (NCRP) from California State University Dominguez Hills. She also has certificate in Mediating the Litigated Case from Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Ms. Villanueva has been a mediator for the Superior Court of Alameda County and a community dialogue facilitator for California State University Dominguez Hills’ Peace in Education Initiative.

Mediated Cases:

  • Wage and Hour

Example – Four caregivers of a nursing home facility claimed they were owed unpaid overtime wages. The case resulted in a settlement pre-litigation.

  • Construction disputes

Example – Owner of apartment complex claimed that the contract worker he hired breached the construction contract when the contractor failed to complete the project on time.

  • Homeowner/Tenant and HOA Disputes

Example – Homeowner claimed that the Homeowner’s Association hired a contractor to do work on the homeowner’s condominium and did not complete the job in a good and workmanlike manner.

  • Landlord-Tenant Dispute

Example – Tenant claimed that the landlord failed to return the tenant’s security deposit. The landlord filed a cross-complaint for property damages caused by the tenant.

  • Civil Harassment (Restraining Order)

Example – Neighbors in conflict for several years over various issues filed restraining orders against each other.

  • Property Damage – A municipality claimed that an individual damaged its property.

Approach

Mae Villanueva’s primary goal is to help parties resolve disputes by facilitating productive communication. She provides a confidential and safe space wherein both individuals and counsel can feel confident in negotiating a mutually acceptable mediated agreement. With Mae Villanueva, you can be assured that your case will be handled with dignity and diplomacy and in an efficient and effective manner.

Education

 

  • Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (Candidate) – California State University Dominguez Hills
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Development (1997) – California State University Long Beach

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Bullying
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Faith Based
  • General
  • HOA
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Personal Injury
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator

Mediations

100

Fees and Provisos

$300 per hour. Minimum of 4 hours.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Orange County Human Relations: 40-Hour Mediation Training (MC3 Recognized)
  • Mediating the Litigated Case - Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Certificate
  • U.S. Department of Justice - Community Relations Service Training - Facilitating Meetings Around Community Conflict (FMACC)

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Superior Court of California, Alameda County - ADR - Mediation Panel
  • California State University Dominguez Hills - Peace in Education Initiative - Facilitator

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino - Tagalog

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