Professional Details

Ellie K. Vilendrer
Associate Mediator

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7545 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 975-9992


Description of Practice

Ellie Vilendrer's extensive ADR experience, background as a practicing lawyer in business litigation and transactional corporate and intellectual property matters, and experience as a former tech company co-founder, makes her the ideal mediator for a wide variety of commercial cases, from shareholder disputes, to international breach of contract cases.

Ellie Vilendrer is frequently invited to speak for national audiences on the topics of negotiation strategy and entrepreneurship. Demonstrating she can put theory to practice, Ms. Vilendrer achieved the best outcome in a scored negotiation among 60 professional negotiators from around the world in 2015. She is currently conducting a first-of-its-kind national study on dispute resolution to help disputants reach more valuable resolutions.

Ms. Vilendrer has spent hundreds of hours of studying and training in the field of negotiations and mediation, including executive training at Harvard. Her family’s award-winning video promoting peace, Nurturing the Seeds of Peace, was broadcasted at the United Nations on November 6, 2019. Ms. Vilendrer is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution sections of the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Professional Background

Ms. Vilendrer is licensed to practice law in California (since 2007) and Minnesota (since 2011). She is a Qualified Neutral, Rule 114 Minnesota General Rules of Practice. She has served as CEO of Vilendrer Law, PC, since 2013. She is also formerly a tech company co-founder.


Ms. Vilendrer has been studying ADR since 2005. After practicing as a litigator for several years, in 2013 she started her own practice which focuses on ADR.


J.D. from Brigham Young University 2007; attended UCLA School of Law as a visiting student from 2006-2007

B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis in Corporate Finance from University of Southern California, 2004

B.A. in French from USC, 2004


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2013    Community Mediation and Restorative Services    40 hours
2015    Harvard Advanced Negotiation Master Class    25 hours


Ms. Vilendrer uses a hybrid evaluative/facilitative model to mediate. She is committed to providing parties with a valuable mediation experience in which participants can communicate their view points in a safe and respectful environment. She understands the nuances and complexities which underpin disputes and has a genuine desire to help parties not only reach a lasting agreement, but also improve relationships.


$1800 for 2 parties ($900 each) for up to 4 hours of mediation. Preparation time is included in the fee. $400/hour (shared by the parties) after that.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer

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