Wendy has been a lawyer for over 40 years, with a broad based background that includes specialization in real estate, construction, and business litigation. She has also been a real estate professional for over 25 years. Wendy brings to mediation the cooperative experience of having worked with a diverse range of people on multiple governing and advisory boards and committees, both professional and charitable, as well as on several homeowner association boards. She is the Chair of the Calabasas Planning Commission, and has been a Planning Commissioner for over 5 years. Wendy’s mediation training includes over 200 hours of post J.D. class hours and training culminating in a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, as well as participation in countless continuing education programs. She has also provided training for mediators who provide pro bono mediation services to the Los Angeles Superior Court. She is also a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
My nature is that of a problem solver and a facilitator, and I use these innate qualities along with my experience and my open and welcoming, but forthright style to help guide parties in their quest to resolve their disputes. I believe that mediation can be critical to a mutually advantageous and satisfactory resolution of disputes. While some cases need to be tried, most should be settled. If parties engage in an effective dispute resolution process in the early stages of their dispute, many life altering consequences that often accompany litigation can be averted. I can help make this process a reality for parties.
Certificate in Dispute Resolution – Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution;
J.D. – Loyola Law School;
B.A. – University of California at Los Angeles
$3,200.00 per day; $1,600.00 per half day