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Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.Premium MemberCertified Mediator

Mark Ashworth

Mediation is a process and the sooner you get to the process, the sooner the case settles. Here’s the rub: a trained mediator knows what process to use. They don’t teach it in law school.

Education: Brigham Young University 1972; Western State College of Law,1978.

I’ve tried a lot of cases: jury trials and bench trials. I have an AV rating and bar registry of preeminent lawyers…which doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t have the natural ability to make the peace and mediate cases.

ADR Experience

  • Straus Institute Graduate (Mediating the Litigated Case).
  • Member: Superior Court Arbitrator Panel, 1988 – 2017
  • Judge Pro Tem, referee and mediator for the Superior Court, 1992 – 2017 – over 500 cases.
  • Private ADR: Mr. Ashworth has mediated over 6,000 cases since 1986, and 5,000 of them to settlement
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Who’s Who in California, 1986


I am rarely directive unless the attorneys, parties and the nature of the dispute beg for guidance.

Primarily, I want the attorneys who hire me to be heard and collaborate in the settlement process that I help facilitate.

Areas Of Practice

  • Automotive
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Labor - Management
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate

Additional Services

  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

Fees and Provisos

$350 per hour with a four hour minimum.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR

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