Mark Fingerman is a mediator for civil disputes with an emphasis on business, personal injury, real estate, insurance coverage and intellectual property cases. Mark’s mediation style derives from 28 years of state and federal trial practice transformed by a Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution and mindfulness training as a teacher of yoga, meditation and applied contemplative practices, enabling him to offer mindfulness based mediation with an edge.
“Mindfulness ” refers to calmly and compassionately engaging the parties and counsel, without judgment, enabling the participants to gain a clear and complete view of the conflict. The “edge” refers to the use of a broad array of mediation techniques, including frank case evaluation as needed, with an emphasis on assisting the parties in making a deal. The goal is to work with counsel to efficiently guide the parties to a durable resolution based on reasons they understand and accept.
As a lawyer, Mark’s clients ranged from institutional to individual, including insurance defense, multinational, government agency, the Republic of France and small business in both simple and complex cases. Mark has been successfully mediating court panel and private cases since 2010.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
State Bar of California; United States District Court, ADR Panel; Santa Monica Bar Association, Board of Directors; Beverly Hills Bar Association, member; Los Angeles County Bar Association, member; ProVisors, Group Leader; Association of Surfing Lawyers.
2009 Chevalier de L’Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit), Republic of France
MARK FINGERMAN, ESQ.