Professional Details

Larry Shanahan
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Mediation Affirmed

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Palm Desert
760 567-2145

Description of Practice

My name is Larry Shanahan, I'm a Court Certified private dispute professional (Mediator) with over 32 years experience in dispute resolution matters.

As a Mediator I assist parties who want a fair and equitable solution to their matter without the time and expense of litigation. Mediation provides the parties with the ability to negotiate terms that they could not get through court judgment, such as a payment schedule, apologies. Most of all there will be no public record of a judgment that affects credit ratings and allows all parties to avoid internet postings regarding their matter in forums such as Google and Yelp searches.

I'm an impartial third party who does not represent either of the parties. My role is to help you negotiate a voluntary settlement and move on with your life.

I do not offer legal advice or determine who should participate in your mediation process.

I also provide Evaluative Mediation, this is a process where the involved parties with or without attorneys have the Mediator assist them in reaching resolution by pointing out the weaknesses and strengths in their case. I will then reach a conclusion and inform the parties of the outcome they may expect in a court of law. This type of mediation should help you reach a resolution without the time and expense of a trial.

I specialize in Landlord/Tenant disputes, Gated Communities (HOA), Insurance disputes,Title Company and other Escrow related issues.

All disputes can be mediated in a place that's agreeable to all parties involved in the matter.

Professional Background

Court Certified Mediator, 17 Years of private law firm mediations, Insurance Underwriting and Investigations.


My education includes 30 plus years of mediating for private law firms, 2 years of dispute/mediation-college courses and annual continuing education with Dr. Clair Fowler and further classes with Dr. Fred Jandt.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
March 1988     City College SF    Mediation Certifaction Grad Course 96 Hours
August 2016    Dr. Fowler University 40 Hours
November 2016    Dr. Jandt    Riverside County 25 Hours
December 2016    Tyler & Hall    Mediation Symposium 16 Hours
August 2016 / Present    Riverside County Superior Court    Palm Springs Civil & Small Claims Court 500 Plus Hours
July 2017    Tyler & Hall Mediation Symposium    Evaluation Mediation Private Instruction Class 16 Hours


Fees are based on the type of dispute and the number parties involved in the dispute. The fees and all costs to be billed will be determined at the completion of our complimentary phone consultation.

The fees are generally split between the parties involved. In many agreements the manner in which the fees are to be paid or divided are part of their agreement.

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Criminal
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.