Mediators Newport Beach

Mediators Newport Beach

Are you facing a legal dispute that could benefit from mediation? Would you like to find mediators in Newport Beach? IVAMS has a neutral panel of retired judges, attorneys, and trained specialists who can be mediators in your case and help you resolve your dispute. Your dispute can be settled in Newport Beach or any of our offices located throughout Southern California.

In mediation the goal is to amicably resolve a dispute through the efforts of all the parties. Mediators utilize people skills, persuasion, and patience, to facilitate the dialogue between the parties in order to reach settlement. Mediators do not have the authority to render decisions; the parties are not compelled to reach an agreement. Any party is free to leave the mediation at any time.

There are lots of mediation techniques. There are facilitative techniques and evaluative techniques – good mediators can go from one to the other providing a safe place for parties to resolve their disputes. Based on the mediator’s experience it is important to provide evaluative leadership. Mediators need to set the tone and help the parties take an objective look at their cases. Good mediators should be able to objectively evaluate both sides and work with the parties and their lawyers to help them honestly evaluate their cases.

Benefits of mediation include cost, confidentiality, control, compliance. Because the result is attained by the parties working together and is mutually agreeable, compliance with the mediated agreement is usually high. This further reduces costs, because the parties do not have to employ an attorney to force compliance with the agreement. The mediated agreement is, however, fully enforceable in a court of law.

One of our mediators for Newport Beach is retired Superior Court Judge, Dennis G. Cole. Judge Cole served in the San Bernardino County Superior court for 21 years.

During that time Judge Cole was assigned to civil cases, criminal cases and family law. Judge Cole also spent 1 year doing probate cases. He has handled every type of civil case and all aspects of Family Law cases including custody and property issues.

Judge Cole has taken advanced courses in mediation and settlement skills through CJER and Peppperdine Law School. Judge Cole was a successful settlement judge while on the bench until his retirement on February 1, 2006. Since his retirement, Judge Cole has honed his skills while working through IVAMS and handles all types of litigation matters including: personal injury, insurance law, workplace discrimination , business litigation, probate matters and all areas of family Law.

Whatever your legal situation, IVAMS has mediators Orange County that can help you resolve your dispute.The corporate office is located in Rancho Cucamonga California near Route 66 on White Oak Avenue. Cases can be heard in Newport Beach on Birch Street off 73 freeway, Pasadena on N. Marengo Avenue near the 134 and 210 freeways, and in San Diego downtown off 4th Street near Broadway and 4th Avenue.

Mediators Newport Beach
(909) 466-1665
8287 White Oak Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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A dialogue intended to resolve disputes to produce an agreement upon courses of action, to bargain for individual or collective advantage, or to craft outcomes to satisfy various interests. It is the primary method of ADR. Negotiation can occur in business, non-profit organizations, government branches, legal proceedings, among nations and in personal situations such as marriage, divorce, parenting, and everyday life.


The goal of mediation is to amicably resolve a dispute through the efforts of the parties. The role of the mediator is to utilize patience, persuasion and people skills to facilitate the dialogue between the parties in order to reach settlement. The mediator does not have the authority to render a decision; the parties are not compelled to reach an agreement. Any party is free to leave the mediation at any time.

Neutral Fact Finding

Beyond the basic types of alternative dispute resolutions there are other different forms of ADR. Neutral fact-finding is a process where a neutral third party, selected either by the disputing parties or by the court, investigates an issue and reports or testifies in court. The neutral fact-finding process is particularly useful for resolving complex scientific and factual disputes.

Early Neutral Evaluation

Beyond the basic types of alternative dispute resolutions there are other different forms of ADR. Early neutral evaluation is a process that takes place soon after a case has been filed in court. The case is referred to an expert who is asked to provide a balanced and neutral evaluation of the dispute. The evaluation of the expert can assist the parties in assessing their case and may influence them towards a settlement.


A confidential, nonbonding exchange of information, intended to facilitate settlement. The goal of mini-trial is to encourage prompt, cost-effective resolution of complex litigation. This two-step process is used to facilitate settlement in which (a) the parties’ attorneys present a summary of the evidence and arguments they expect to offer at trial to a neutral in the presence of individuals with decision-making authority for each party, and (b) the individuals with decision-making . Mini-trials can be described as a more elaborate version of early neutral evaluation.

Summary Jury Trial

An ADR technique, increasingly being used in civil disputes in the United States. It is one of the new forms of dispute resolution being advanced by the regular courts in an effort to reduce docket congestion. In essence, a mock trial is held; a jury is selected and, in some cases, presented with the evidence that would be used at a real trial. In other cases, live evidence is not presented. The parties are required to attend the proceeding and hear the verdict that the jury brings in. After the jury verdict, the parties are required to once again attempt a settlement before going to a real trial.


Arbitration is an adversarial process where a neutral arbitrator renders a decision, called an award, after there has been a presentation of evidence. Like a court trial, arbitration may include representation by counsel, pre-hearing discovery, written briefs, examination of witnesses and oral argument.

Private Judging

A process in which the parties to a dispute present arguments and evidence to a dispute resolution practitioner chosen on the basis of their experience as a member of the judiciary (the private judge) who makes a determination in accordance with their opinion as to what decision would be made. This process is agreed to by the parties whereby the dispute is presented to a neutral third party, typically an experience attorney or retired judge, hired by the parties, who renders a binding decision.