I earned my J.D. degree from U.C.L.A. Law School in 1973. I was a practicing trial lawyer in Los Angeles for 27 years, specializing in employment, commercial, civil rights, legal malpractice, and catastrophic personal injury cases, primarily at large law firms in Los Angeles I tried at least 70-80 cases to verdict, lectured at local Law Schools on "Trial Tactics and Techniques", and trained scores of new trial lawyers, before becoming a full-time mediator in 1998. I now mediate approximately 100-150 full day private cases per year. For a complete resume and to review literally hundreds of attorney and judicial references organized by subject area, please see my personal website,located at www.moscovitchmediation.com
I mediate exclusively through Judicate West and primarily out of their West Los Angeles and Downtown LA, California locations. I do so on a full-time basis, specializing in employment issues (including all forms of alleged harrassment, discrimination, and retalliation), Wage & Hour (individual and class litigation), commercial cases (including unfair competition, breach of contract, partnership disputes, etc), legal malpractice and malicious prosecution cases, major trauma personal injury, and civil rights cases (including alleged use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies and alleged medical malpractice occurring in custodial settings). My approach is probably more evaluative than facilitative and emphasizes likely juror perception and response should the matter proceed to trial. I have written and spoken extensively in the field of mediation, much of which can be reviewed, along with hundreds of plaintiff and defense attorney references, at my Judicate West linked personal website located at www.moscovitchmediation.com.
The bulk of my mediation training was done through the LA County Bar Assoc. and the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine Law School. To date (January 2016), I have settled well over 2,000 commercial cases.
I charge $750 per hour, bill on the basis of a presumed 8 hour day, and also charge a mandaatory preparation and follow-up fee of 1 hour per party. My minimum charge for preparation and follow-up in class action cases is 2 hours per party.
I have often been referred to as "the guy who settles everything" based primarly upon my own creativity, perseverance, and love of the mediation process itself.