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Barry Ross, Esq., MBA
Barry Ross, Esq., MBA

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Barry Ross, Esq., MBA

Best known for his quick resolution of real estate and business disputes, Barry Ross has been successfully mediating both litigated and non-litigated matters in over 2800 mediations since 1993 with an outstanding settlement rate. Respected, resourceful, knowledgeable and personable, Barry is the first choice in mediators of many counsel.

Attorney since 1976 (TX Bar No. 24122764; D.C. Bar Lic. 1738542; CA SBN 069340); Real Estate Broker since 1973 (TX TREC Lic. # 0728069; CA DRE Lic. # 00460974); Adjunct Professor of Law & Real Estate since 1977; National ADR, business and real estate trainer; Published author and newspaper and online columnist.

ADR Experience

Barry Ross is one of the nation’s most accomplished and respected mediators. With more than 2800 successful mediations to his credit, he has an over 90% settlement rate. His unique communication style and likeable personality allow him to relate to his clients bringing them together in a workable, winning situation.

An attorney and business owner since 1976, a real estate broker since 1973, and a mediator since 1993, Mr. Ross offers vast professional experience in working successfully with people and mediating disputes in business, real estate, estate planning, elder law, buyer-seller disputes, contracts, construction defects, HOA/Condo, landlord-tenant disputes, civil, commercial, professional liability, personal injury, partnership, tax, and work-place law.


Since a mediator’s style must be determined by the needs and interests of the parties, Mr. Ross has developed a flexible style designed to fit the expectations of the parties as well as the demands of the situation. Mr. Ross is of the opinion that all mediation styles have there place, oftentimes in the same mediation setting. Mr. Ross believes that the primary function that the mediator serves is to facilitate effective communication and negotiation amongst the parties so as to help illuminate viewpoints and explore alternative solutions that the parties can freely reach.


  • J.D. Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles
  • M.B.A. University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • B.S. University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Cannabis
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Evictions
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Government
  • HOA
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Native American
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Strategic Planning



Fees and Provisos

Hourly Fees: Fees are payable in advance of the mediation conference or arbitration hearing.

Mediation: $550/hour split equally between the parties. Fees are generally quoted for a half-day or full-day mediation.

Arbitration: $650/hour split equally between the parties. Deposits are generally required based upon the number of hearing days anticipated.

Cancellation Policy: $1,000 due if the mediation is cancelled within 15 days of the the scheduled conference; $2,000 due if the arbitration is cancelled within 30 days of the scheduled ADR hearing.

Administrative Fees: None. Easy scheduling process.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • IAM - International Academy of Mediators
  • IMI - International Mediation Institute
  • ABA DR - ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
  • AAA - American Arbitration Association
  • ACR - Association for Conflict Resolution
  • AAM - Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • TAM - Texas Association of Mediators
  • NADN - Nat'l Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • TADN - Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • CADN - California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • SCMA - Sothern California Mediation Association