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HON. ISABEL R. COHEN
4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 410
Los Angeles, CA 90010
DANIEL BEN-ZVI, ESQ. P: 323/465-5336
Mediator . Arbitrator F: 323/465-2590 HON. STEVEN G. COHEN
ADR SERVICES, INC. Over 20 years judicial experience. Served COHEN & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Offices in Century City, downtown LA and Irvine six years as a family law judge in Central Mediation . Arbitration . Litigation Consulting
P: 310/201-0010 District, Los Angeles Superior Court. 2530 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor
E: firstname.lastname@example.org Santa Monica, CA 90403
Private judge, mediator, special master,
W: www.dbmediation.com P: 310/315-5404
discovery referee, arbitrator, and parenting
Daniel Ben-Zvi is a “Distinguished plan coordinator.
Contact: Judge Steven G. Cohen
Fellow” with the International Academy of Significant cases are: In re Marriage of Drake E: email@example.com
Mediators and 1 of 32 “Power Mediators” (1997) 53 CA 4th 1130 (Rev den 6/97); W: www.litigationbusters.com
[Hollywood Reporter]. Judge Pro Tem. He’s In re Marriage of O’Connor (1997) 59 CA
mediated over 1,800 disputes. Co-Author 4th, 877 (Rev den 2/98) Judge Cohen specializes in Mediation
of the book, “Inside the Minds—Alternative & Arbitration of Employment disputes,
Member, Family Law Executive Committee, Probate matters, Property Management,
Dispute Resolution”. Active Speaker on Beverly Hills Bar Association. Former
ADR. 20 years as multi-state trial lawyer Real property and Construction related
member, Family Law Executive disputes. In addition to holding an
and admitted to 5 State Bars. A “warrior- Committee, Los Angeles County Bar
turned-peacemaker” with a unique blend MBA with a major in Finance &
Association (LACBA).Former member of Economics, Judge Cohen holds two
of persistence and creativity to end bitterly CJA Executive Committee & CJA Ethics
fought lawsuits [Daily Journal]. Practice contractor’s licenses and a Real Estate
Committee. Former chair of Center for Broker’s license. He is an approved neutral
includes business, real estate, entertainment, Judicial Education & Research (governs
intellectual property, construction, employ- with the EEOC, DFEH, DOI and CSLB.
continuing education of California Judges). Judge Cohen is available to review current
ment, personal injury, wrongful death, Former member of Planning Committee
professional liability, franchises, estates, litigated matters for risk assessment or
for, and faculty of, Continuing Judicial preside over your dispute in Mediation or
lemon law, and class actions. Chairman, Studies Program (taught family law and
since 2004, City of Los Angeles’ Annual Arbitration. For more information, please
jurisprudence). Former LACBA Trustee, visit our website (www.Litigationbusters.
Mediation Day. Diplomat Member, California Served on numerous family law panels.
Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. com) or call 310-315-5404.
Graduate of NYU Law School.
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Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution
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DOUGLAS K. deVRIES WILLIAM B. FITZGERALD 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1418
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faith, personal injury, products liability, Member: AAA Commercial Panel of
International Institute of Dispute
professional liability, medical device Arbitrators, American Health Lawyers
Resolution. A former litigation partner
and drug liability, business, employment Association ADR Panel, Mediation and
of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, he has
and class actions. ENE Panels of U.S. District Court N.D.
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Mr. deVries has 35 years experience disputes in commercial, real estate, part-
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Bar Foundation (Fellow), ABA Health
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Benefits Committee (Former Chair).
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