Professional Details

Mark Ashworth
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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1301 Dove Street
Suite 370
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Fax: 949-752-9403


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Mediation is a process and the sooner you get to the process, the sooner the case settles. Here's the rub: a trained mediator knows what process to use. They don't teach it in law school.

Professional Background

Education: Brigham Young University 1972; Western State College of Law,1978.

I've tried a lot of cases: jury trials and bench trials. I have an AV rating and bar registry of preeminent lawyers...which doesn't mean a thing if you don't have the natural ability to make the peace and mediate cases.


  • Straus Institute Graduate (Mediating the Litigated Case).
  • Member: Superior Court Arbitrator Panel, 1988 - 2017
  • Judge Pro Tem, referee and mediator for the Superior Court, 1992 – 2017 – over 500 cases.
  • Private ADR: Mr. Ashworth has mediated over 6,000 cases since 1986, and 5,000 of them to settlement
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Who’s Who in California, 1986


I am rarely directive unless the attorneys, parties and the nature of the dispute beg for guidance.

Primarily, I want the attorneys who hire me to be heard and collaborate in the settlement process that I help facilitate.


$350 per hour with a four hour minimum.

Other Information

About 5,000 cases mediated to resolution since 1986.

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive (1,000 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (2,000 mediated)
  • Commercial (1,000 mediated)
  • Construction (500 mediated)
  • Contracts (600 mediated)
  • Labor - Management (200 mediated)
  • Medical Malpractice (1,000 mediated)
  • Partnership (200 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (1,500 mediated)
  • Real Estate (500 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.