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Cari Baum
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Law Offices of Cari S. Baum

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3843 S Bristol St, #500
Santa Ana, CA 92704


Description of Practice

Cari S. Baum is a full-time professional mediator. She has practiced as an attorney for over 20 years in California. She has handled a wide variety of litigated matters. She practiced with both the plaintiff and defense bar. During her practice, Cari searched for a better way to resolve disputes for her clients and discovered Mediation. Cari determined that Mediation provided the parties with the fastest and most cost effective path to a win-win resolution.

Anyone that's ever been involved in litigation knows it is expensive and time consuming. However, it is the inherent risks of Trial that can be the most difficult to evaluate and manage. Trial presents a journey into the unknown. However, there is a shortcut to successful resolution for you and your client.

Cari mediates various types of disputes but the bulk of her mediation practice is the mediation of Business, Employment, Real Estate and Personal Injury disputes.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution: LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Dispute Resolution (2006).
  • Southwestern University School of Law: Juris Doctorate (1990).
  • University of California at Riverside: B.A., Psychology (1983).
  • University of California at Riverside: B.S., Admin. Studies (1983).


Cari S. Baum, LL.M. provides The The Shortcut to Resolution, a mediation tailored to the needs of the parties and their counsel. There is no single model of mediation that is appropriate for every dispute. Cari’s approach is flexible, creative and effective. She evaluates each case individually with the assistance of the parties to determine whether a joint session or private meetings will provide the greatest opportunity for successful resolution at the mediation. Whether utilizing a joint session or private meetings it is crucial for the parties to feel that they have been heard and understood.


Half-day Mediation $1,500.00
Full-day Mediation $3,000.00

There are no administrative fees. There are no additional fees for Saturday mediations. There are no charges for travel time within California.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.