Professional Details

Lawrence Huerta
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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600 West Broadway
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San Diego, CA 92101
Fax: 619-236-7986


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Specializes in private mediation of Business, Commercial, Contract, Employment, including EEO, Wage & Hour, PAGA, Wrongful Termination, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Tort, Trade Secret, Product Liability, and Securities disputes.

Mediator and Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Mediator and Arbitration Chairperson for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"). Mediator, San Diego County Superior Court Mediation Panel, United States Postal Service. Served previously as Mediator and Arbitrator for the Duke University Private Adjudication Center, and the National Arbitration and Mediation, Inc. Served previously as Mediator for United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Forest Service, United States Navy, and Bureau of Reclamation.

Professional Background

Previously a member of the law firms Buchalter, Nemer, Fields, Chrystie & Younger, and Schall, Boudreau and Gore. Admitted to California Bar in 1983. Admitted to all Federal Courts in California.

Juris Doctorate Degree from University of Michigan Law School, May, 1983.
B. A. in Economics from University of California, Davis, June, 1980.
Mediator Credential, SDMC, 1996.


Mediated over 975 cases. Mediator, American Arbitration Association, International Mediation Institute, Duke University Law School Private Adjudication Center, Martens v. Smith Barney class action, National Arbitration and Mediation, Inc., Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), San Diego County Superior Court Mediation Panel, Mediation contracts with U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service, EEOC. Access ADR Mediation Fellow. Completed JAMS Institute Mediation Training, Redress I and Redress II advanced mediation training, U.S. Postal Service, National Conflict Resolution Center Mediator Credential.


Graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1983.
Graduated from the University of California Davis with a BA in Economics in June of 1980.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
04/15/2015    American Arbitration Association    People Skills in Mediation
01/14/2015    American Arbitration Association    Mediator Confidentiality
12/03/2014    American Arbitration Association    Tools to Deal With Mediation Impass 1 hour
11/12/2014    American Arbitration Association    Extent of Mediator Influence to Effect Settl. 6 hrs.
02/2012    American Arbitration Association    Annual Neutrals Conference 12 hours
04/2011    American Bar Association    Annual Dispute Resolution Conference 15 hours
02/28/2009    American Arbitration Association    Large Complex Construction Mediation: The Dynamics of the Negotiation Term.2.5hrs.
02/28/2009     American Arbitration Association    Mediator Ethics: Objective Standards and Subjective Practices.2.5hrs.
02/27/2009    American Arbitration Association    Electronic Discovery in Arbitration: What You Need to Know . 2.5hrs.
02/27/2009    American Arbitration Association    AAA Arbitration Roadmap: The Standard for Efficient and Cost Effective Arbitration. 2.5hrs.
04/2008    American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution    Annual Dispute Resolution Conference. 15 hours
12/10/2008    San Diego County Law Library    Speaker,
11/01/2008    State Labor & Employment Section    Speaker,
09/06/2008    Hispanic National Bar Association    Speaker,
01/23/2008    San Diego County Bar Labor & Employment Section    Speaker,
04/2007    American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution    Annual Dispute Resolution Conference. 15 hours
12/01/2006    San Diego County Bar Association    Speaker,
01/14/2006    JAMS Institute    Mediation Workshop. 14 hours
04/2005    American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution    Annual Dispute Resolution Conference. 15 hours
03/2005    American Arbitration Association Arbitrator II    Advanced Case Management Training. 20.25 hours
04/2004    American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution    Annual Dispute Resolution Conference. 15 hours
04/2002    American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution    Annual Dispute Resolution Conference.15 hours
04/2001    American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution    Annual Dispute Resolution Conference. 15 hours
04/1997    United States Postal Service    Advanced Transformative Mediation Skills
04/1997    United States Postal Service    Redress I Mediation Skills
04/1997    United States Postal Service    Advanced Transformative Mediation Skills
2018    American Bar Association    Ethical & Effective Negotiation
2018    American Arbitration Association     Advanced Mediator Training Series: Advance MediationToolbox. 8 hours
2017    American Bar Association    Mediation Classes. 6 hours
2016    American Arbitration Association     Advanced Healthcare Mediation Training.12 hours
2016    American Arbitration Association     Best Practices for Mediator Followup. 1 hour


Prepared, open minded, analytical, and persistent. Combination of facilitative and evaluative model. Active listening, participation, and interest based bargaining by parties and counsel encouraged. Litigation risk analysis of parties explored in private caucus where necessary or requested.


$3,600 per day including preparation time, or at the parties election, $460 per hour. Fees are normally split evenly between parties. Discounted rates available for matters with less than $100,000 in controversy.

Other Information

Author and presenter of courses "What Works Well in Mediation" presented to San Diego County Bar Association, 2013. "How To Represent Your Client Most Effectively At Mediation" presented the the HNBA Annual Convention in September, 2009, and "Why Mediation Works and What Works Well at Mediation" presented for MCLE credit to San Diego County Bar, Orange County Bar, Center for Dispute Resolution, Foley & Lardner, and Heller Ehrman in between 2005 and 2008. Author "What Lawyers and Clients Are Looking For in Commercial Mediation" April 28, 2008 in the San Diego Daily Transcript, "The Value of Mediation?" published in the November/December 1998 issue of Right of Way magazine, and "Why Mediation?" February, 1999 issue of SDEA monthly. For more info please see website located at:

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (5 mediated)
  • Automotive (25 mediated)
  • Aviation (5 mediated)
  • Business (150 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (300 mediated)
  • Commercial (150 mediated)
  • Community (5 mediated)
  • Construction (20 mediated)
  • Contracts (100 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural (5 mediated)
  • Education (10 mediated)
  • EEOC (100 mediated)
  • Elder (5 mediated)
  • Employment (500 mediated)
  • Engineering (5 mediated)
  • Entertainment (10 mediated)
  • Estate Planning (10 mediated)
  • Family (5 mediated)
  • Franchise (5 mediated)
  • General (100 mediated)
  • Health Care (15 mediated)
  • Insurance (100 mediated)
  • Intellectual Property (15 mediated)
  • International (4 mediated)
  • Land Use (10 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (12 mediated)
  • Legal Malpractice (5 mediated)
  • Maritime (5 mediated)
  • Medical Malpractice (15 mediated)
  • Organizational (15 mediated)
  • Partnership (20 mediated)
  • Patent (5 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (50 mediated)
  • Police (10 mediated)
  • Postal Service (150 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (5 mediated)
  • Public Policy (5 mediated)
  • Real Estate (50 mediated)
  • Securities (30 mediated)
  • Sexual Harrassment (50 mediated)
  • Technology (15 mediated)
  • Trust Management (10 mediated)
  • Workers Comp (5 mediated)
  • Workplace (100 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Counselor
  • Fact-Finder
  • Online Mediator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Ombud
  • Mediation Consultant


Spencer Skeen, Esq. Ogletree Deakins Van Tengberg, Esq. Foley & Lardner LLP Ms. Wanda McCormick United States Postal Service Fred C. James, Esq. James & Waddle Erwin Shustak, Esq. Shustak & Partners

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.


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