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Introduction

JEFF KICHAVEN is "California Lawyer Attorney of the Year - 2006 " in Alternative Dispute Resolution.  A premier mediators of litigated cases, Jeff is an Honors Graduate of the Harvard Law School (J.D. Cum Laude 1980) and a Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (A.B. Economics, 1977).  Jeff has been a full time mediator since 1996 and handles approximately 150 cases per year in a wide variety of civil litigation contexts.  Jeff won "Attorney of the Year" honors for his leadership of the mediation profession, as 2005 President of the Southern California Mediation Association and co-author of its groundbreaking Amcius brief in Rojas v. Superior Court. In addition, Kichaven is Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law and a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. He is an Officer of the ABA's Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and has also served on the Governing Council of the ABA's Section of Dispute Resolution.  Jeff has also Chaired ADR Committees in three ABA Sections (Business Law, Intellectual Property and TIPS). In 2004, his course, "Advanced Mediation Training for Insurance Coverage Cases," won a "Special Award for Innovative Excellence" from TIPS, and was repeated in 2006.  In June, 2006, Jeff will demonstrate his commitment to diversity by moderating a panel on "How to Succeed as a Mediator" for the ABA's Conference for the Minority Lawyer.

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"Jeff Kichaven's mediation goals extend beyond merely achieving a satisfactory deal. He aims as well to enhance clients' satisfaction with their attorneys. His unique vision of mediation results in clients who are pleased with their settlements -- and with their attorneys."

-- David G. Gold, Managing Director, Negotiation Strategy Institute

Jeff has particularly strong expertise in mediating these types of cases:

Jeff was recently profiled in a Page 1 article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Click here to read the article.



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