Professional Details

Hon. Steven G. Cohen (Retired)

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2530 Wilshire Blvd. 3rd Flr. 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, 90403-4659
(310) 701-1950
Fax: (310) 315-5408


Description of Practice

THE HON. STEVEN G. COHEN, (Retired) is a former Administrative Law Judge, Arbitrator and Mediator who specializes in mediation and arbitration with over 30 years of ADR experience. He holds a Graduate Level Certificate in Dispute Resolution and an MBA from Pepperdine and additionally holds two contractors licenses and a Real Estate Broker's license. He has presided over litigated matters for the Courts, the Federal & State government and the private sector. His practice areas include Real Estate and Construction matters, Family Law (divorce, custody, spousal support, child support and co-parenting agreements, and property division), Labor & Employment, Title VII, Discrimination and other Workplace disputes, and other Commercial Transactional Disputes.

JUDGE COHEN is a qualified expert in Real Property and Construction matters and serves as a neutral on the Construction, and Commercial Mediation panel for the American Arbitration Association (AAA.) JUDGE COHEN is also a senior Arbitrator with the Contractors State License Board. He is a certified Property Mold Specialist in mold inspection and mold remediation. He holds a Real Estate Broker's license and a General Building (class "B") and General Electrical (class "C10") Contractor's license. He is also a qualified expert in real estate standards of care and duty, broker's and agent's disclosure and property management duties and has served as an expert in this field since 1985. He is also a member of the International Code Council (ICC), formally (ICBO) International Conference of Building Officials.


In the area of Labor & Employment he is an approved Mediator on numerous State and Federal panels and has mediated disputes for the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the U.S. Postal Service, L.A. Superior Court, California State Department of Insurance and the USDA & US Forest Service through the Center for Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

JUDGE COHEN studied Divorce Mediation and Domestic Relations Dispute Resolution under the Academy of Family Mediators in 1995 at Pepperdine University. Over the past 21 years he has successfully mediated dissolution / divorce issues that include child custody/co-parenting, spousal support and child support, and distribution of assets. He continues to help parties in divorce reach closure in a dignified manner.


Graduate Level Certificate (ABA Approved), Pepperdine School of Law JD Degree in Law and Jurisprudence, British American School of Law MBA with major in Finance & Economics, Pepperdine School of Law Divorce Certification through Academy of Family Mediators, Pepperdine School of Law


Non-Complex matters (other than Divorce) $375 per hour. Complex matters (amount in controversy of $500K or more) $575.00 per hour. Divorce Mediation: $400 per hour. All cases have a 4-hour minimum.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Franchise
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator

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