Professional Details

Michael P. Carbone, Esq.
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

MPC Dispute Resolution

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1201 Brickyard Way #201
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Fax: 415.480.1799


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
MICHAEL P. CARBONE is a senior mediator who has also served as an arbitrator and court-appointed referee. His dispute resolution practice has been built over a period of more than 25 years and covers a wide range of fields. His exceptional combination of transactional and litigation experience enables him to handle complex litigation and other challenging cases. Michael resolves business and commercial cases, real estate disputes, employment claims, construction claims and defect cases, estate and trust matters, insurance issues, legal malpractice, corporate and partnership disputes, and personal injury cases. In his capacity as a court-appointed referee he has undertaken a wide variety of responsibilities, including sales and appraisals of real property, and the adjudication of trust accounting and administration matters. He is a member of numerous dispute resolution panels, including the National Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. He is also listed on the mediation and discovery facilitation panels of several Superior Courts. He is a founder and past president of The Mediation Society, and a member of many other professional organizations, including the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters, the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Michael is a frequent author and speaker on alternative dispute resolution issues. He publishes a monthly newsletter entitled "Resolving It" which provides timely advice on strategies for successful mediation and discusses current i

Professional Background

Michael began the private practice of law in 1967 and has an extensive background in commercial litigation as well as transactional law. For further information, please see "Curriculum Vitae" at


Michael has been mediating litigated cases since 1994 and has acquired a reputation for effectiveness in many different fields, including business, real property, construction claims and defects, estate and trust disputes, employment, and personal injury.


B.S. J.D. University of San Francisco


Michael employs a flexible approach to mediation, using both facilitative and evaluative techniques as required to resolve the case.


$475 per hour; administrative fee of $150 per party.

Other Information

For further information regarding Michael, including references and complete CV, please go to his website at

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Estate Planning
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Trust Management

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.