Professional Details

Hon. Steven G. Cohen (Retired)
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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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

This Mediator is Certified
THE HON. STEVEN G. COHEN, (Retired) is a former Appellate Administrative Law Judge, Arbitrator and Mediator who specializes in mediation and arbitration with over 35 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, Labor & Employment, Title VII, Discrimination and other Workplace disputes, Public Works Contracts 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 served as a senior Arbitrator with the Contractors State License Board for 20 years. 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. He is also also a member of the FINRA panel which covers financial elder disputes involving security and exchange as well as banking issues.


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 hears cases for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Association) previously know as NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers). These cases involve securities and banking diputes.


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. Approved FINRA Panel member.


Fees are $600 p/hour with a 4-hour minimum.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Franchise
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.