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Marc Bouret

Marc Bouret is a neutral with 39 years experience. He has mediated over 4,200+ cases and arbitrated 2,850+ cases. He is peer review AV rated in Martindale Hubbell. Past President, ACBA (1998).

Marc P. Bouret (J.D., M.B.A.), is an attorney who specializes full-time independently in complex mediations, arbitrations and neutral evaluations. He is principal of BOURET ADR & MEDIATION FIRM, located 1630 North Main Street, #120, Walnut Creek, CA 94549-4609, Tel: (925) 210-0400, Fax: (925) 210-0401. He has resolved disputes and crafted settlements during his work of 39+ years as a litigator while at the same time pursuing his ADR field part time until 2002 when he launched a full time ADR practice. Now starting his seventeenth year of full time and thirty-nine years of part time his ADR experience covers a wide variety of substantive areas with service on eight court panels and having complete a three year term on the Alameda County Superior Court ADR Administration Committee. The bulk of his mediations and arbitrations take place in Northern California and he is privately retained by companies, plaintiff and defendant attorneys evenly.

ADR Experience

Since starting his ADR work in the early 1980’s, Marc has completed over 4,200+ mediations and over 2,850+ arbitrations, with considerable formal training of over 422 hours covering 188 courses through 2017. He is particularly skilled at getting to the heart of multifaceted issues and dealing with the human factors that may create obstacles to an early resolution. He has mediated successfully multi-party catastrophic serious injury and wrongful death cases, construction, real estate, civil rights, family related, elder, trusts, probates, estates, land related, business, education, insurance, employment, partnership, healthcare, ADA, FEHA, IDEA, sexual harassment, workplace accommodation issues, professional liability, product, premises liability matters. Often there are special emotional challenges.


A combination of the evaluative and facilitative approaches as the case merits. I place listening to counsel and the parties as a priority to the process. I usually request briefs and exhibits to counsel and mediator at least 5 days in advance. Upon request, I do hold a pre-mediation or pre-arbitration status conference.


St. Mary’s College, Moraga,CA, M.B.A., 1981
California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA ,J.D., 1978 (Member, Law Review Editor; AmJur Awards (Criminal & Labor Law)
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA (cum laude) B.A., 1975
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA (honors) A.A., 1973.

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Animal
  • Art
  • Autism
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Bioethics
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Criminal
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Native American
  • Natural Resources
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Postal Service
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Social Security
  • Special Education
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Trust Management
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

Fees and Provisos

Hourly rate is $ 400.00 per hour split between the parties, for preparation and in-hearing time. Follow up communications are at the same rate, as are a second mediation on date(s) following on the same case, if agreed by all sides.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution