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Thomas D. Reese

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80 Kirby Place, Suite A
Palo Alto, CA 94301
USA
650-323-2450
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Description of Practice

ADR EXPEREIENCE: 1. Relationship and transactional disputes from will and estate distribution, employment termination and/or discrimination, commerce, securities, real estate business, trade secrets; ins. coverage 2. Prop. damage., BI, or financial loss arising from const., earth movement, toxics, product failure, accident, or prof. malpractice;

Professional Background

JD (LLB) Stanford Law School, 1960 MA Inter. Econ; Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, 1957 BA Occidental College, 1956 1994 - present: Full time mediator, arbitrator, referee; 1969 -1996: Partner and senior litigator, Lakin Spears (Palo Alto CA); 1961-1967: Associate Low, Ball, & Norton, Menlo Park and SF CA.) 1960 -1969: OCS: Assist. Com Officer, Twelth USCG Dist; LT USCGR

Experience

Court panels for mediation, arbitration, evaluator, & referee San Mateo & Santa Clara Courts; Panels Kaiser; US Postal Service; FINRA. Arbtraor, evaluator and mediator for US Dist. Ct., 1st Dist; Mediator for California 1st App. Dist.

Degrees

BA Occidental College MA Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy JD Stanford Law School

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1993    Harvard LawScvhool    Mediation Training; 1 week
1995    AAA MEDIATION TRAINING    40 HOURS
1996    US DISTRICT CIURT    30 HOURS
2000    CA 1ST DIST CT OF APPEALS    20 HOURS
1999    US POSTAL SERRVICE    20 HOURS
1998    NASD CHAIRPERSON    7 HOURS
1997    NASD ADVANCED ARB SKILLS    7 HOURS
2002    COACH INTEREST BASED NEG    24 HOURS

Approach

Faciltative and Evaluative, 40/60%; transformative - USPS Flexible to needs of dispute and the parties.

Fees

$350 hour: (I maintain low overhead) Cancellation fee: within 1 busines day, $700; within 2 business days, $350 within 3 to 5 business days Travel time outside the Peninsula may be charged at $100 hr. $ 3000 deposit (divided among the parties) for mediations; Arbitration deposit based on expected length of hearing' Out of pocket espense, such as parking, air fare, experts, conf. room fees

Other Information

STATE BAR #: 31540 Past President, CA Dispute Resolution Council; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Appointed to California State Bar Standing Cmt on ADR; Dispute Resolution Section, ABA; Member, Calirornia Academy of Distinquished Neutrals Member and presenter, Assoc. for Conflict Resolution (formerly SPIDR). The Mediation Society; ADR sections Ex. Bd., San Mateo & Santa Clara BA; "A""V" Martindale Hubbell; Past. Pres. Palo Alto BA.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Postal Service
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Trust Management

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Estate Planner
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator

References

John S. Blackman Farbstein & Blackman Ruth V. Glick Mediator, Arbitrator, Professor Kenneth Bryant Full time mediator, arbitrator James Madison AAA arb and med John Goloden Bayse & Golden David Finkelstein Anderlini, Finkelstein & Emerick David Cooper Bialson, Beren & Schwab Ed Thirkell Thirkell Law Group Stewart J. Schwartz Brian Newcomb Law office of Brian Newcomb

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.