Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and the world

Rapid Mediation

Faster

Rule #1: What can be done can be done faster, if the mediator is skilled enough.

Better

Rule #2: Multi-partial is better than neutral, because neutral mediators are under-tooled for the toughest conflicts.

Stronger

Rule #3: Build a reputation for fair, elegant, durable agreements and the world will beat a path to your door.

The best make it easy -

"When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'" -Lao Tzu


It has been said, Mediation is like leading from behind.  As your mediator, my job is to empower you & your success.


Hundreds of mediations have taught me, resistance builds-up inside the parties after the mediator fails to discern the solution is at hand.  

Multipartiality

There is no such thing as a neutral question.


"A potted plant is neutral." -anon


The standard for 'neutrality', fairness, applies for multipartiality as well.  In a nutshell, hire me to actively negotiate with and for both sides.  No illusions, no pretending.   The more time I spend speaking with your conflict partner the better it is for you, because I am always problem-solving.

Durable Agreements

Because what good is an agreement that doesn't withstand the test of time?  If nobody follows the rules as agreed, it's not worth the paper it's written on.


Need a modification for changing circumstances?  Give me a call.


It is my pleasure to serve.

Me

Why

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Looking for meaning, mired by a life of epic conflicts, 10 years of college & two degrees later, on my 5th career... my life changed in a moment of insight.


"What would you do if you knew you could not fail?", my coffee cup challenged me daily.

What

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I climbed a mountain a real estate agent and came down 4 years later a peacemaker.


Part way through "The Vibrations of Conflict" by Ken Cloke, I felt excitement begin to stir.  By the time I finished "Mediating  Evil, War, and Terrorism" I knew what I was born to dom

How

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My business model has always been simple.

Either I can get it done or I can't; so mediate like your life depends on it.


I found a home as the tip of the sword, in the heart of social strife, leading a "first-of-its-kind" team at the Edmund D. Edelman Children's Courthouse.

"In all my years, I had never seen that before."

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“Mediator Drew is the person to go to if you have a seemingly unsolvable high conflict case that needs to be resolved. Drew has been able to guide my clients to reach an acceptable resolution to their cases. After 30 years in practice, I have learned successful techniques to use that I had not used previously in my practice. Drew's non-judgmental acceptance of the client's position, his extensive education and many years of experience make him an ideal person to contact for that seemingly unsolvable case.”

"The Teddy Bear Attorney", L. Ernestine Fields, Esq. is renowned for establishing a nonprofit corporation, Comfort for Court Kids, Inc., which provides teddy bears for the children who must attend a court hearing in regard to their experiencing severe abuse and neglect. She was honored as the Person of the Year by Metropolitan News Enterprise in 2014. She received commendations from the U.S. Senate, the State of California, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, including various legal associations. 

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“I have had the pleasure of working with Randy on multiple high conflict cases where he was successful in helping the parties reach a full resolution of their contested issues through mediation. He has donated his time and services to help families in need of mediation and through his efforts we have been successful in reaching many agreements and saving families from the grief of costly litigation. I would highly recommend his mediation services.”

 Lucia A. Reyes

Levitt Quinn, Director of Legal Services