Jonathan Crane has been a trial lawyer in downtown Los Angeles for 20 years, handling all types of civil cases for all types of clients. In the course of that period he has come to realize that many, if not most, disputes that result in lawsuits could and should be settled out of court. Consequently Mr. Crane studied mediation and became a volunteer mediator for the Los Angeles County Superior and Muncipal Courts and for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Recently Mr. Crane formed Partners in Conflict, and assembled a roster of attorneys and psychologists to mediate a variety of cases including same sex `divorce' issues, sexual harassment, and garden variety commercial disputes. Mr. Crane enjoys yoga, golf, music and films.