Practitioner Mediator

Practitioner MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 50 cases for at least 200 hours, 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

Michael D Compean

Legal Practice Areas:
Insurance Coverage, Coverage Litigation, Bad Faith Litigation, Appellate Practice, Insurer Insolvency, and Insurance Defense, involving a wide variety of underlying business and tort claims (construction defect, environmental pollution, toxic tort, asbestos, etc.).

1991 – Partner/Co-Founder: Black Compean Hall & Eli, LLP, Los Angeles, California.
1987 – 1991: Clausen Harris & Campbell, Los Angeles, California.
1984 – 1987: Jess & Erickson, Los Angeles, California.

ADR Experience

Mr. Compean began his mediation practice in January 2008. Since then, and through May 2011 Mr. Compean has acted as Mediator for in excess of one hundred (100) mediations, involving a wide variety of business and/or tort claims, with a very high rate of success.


Mr. Compean works in the Facilitative ADR style for most matters, primarily because he believes it best for parties and counsel to come to a given resolution on their own. He will also on occasion utilize an Evaluative style, usually when asked to do so by one or another party and/or counsel, or to assure that counsel and/or the parties have fully comprehended and considered both the cost and risk factors involved with the litigation alternative to a mediated resolution, or otherwise where it appears it would be helpful to overcoming an impasse reached in the course of a given mediation.


University of California at Berkeley (1970-1972); University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1981); University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 1984).

Areas Of Practice

  • Autism
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Education
  • Environmental
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Special Education

Fees and Provisos

Private Simple Two-Party Action: $200.00 per hour
Private Complex (Multi-Party) Action: $250.00 per hour
Party Select Panel (L.A. Sup. Court): As per panel allowance, $150
an hour for the first three
hours, and $225.000 per hour

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR

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