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Senior Mediator

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.

Myer Sankary

Mr. Sankary has extensive mediation experience in over 1000 litigated cases since 1996. He is a recognized expert in Probate, Business, Commercial, Employment, and personal injury cases. Mr. Sankary is in an expert in social science of persuasion as applied to negotiations and mediations.

Advanced Mediation Certificates; Received Advance Certificate from Robert Cialdini, Professor of Psychology and Social Science at Arizona State authorizing Mr. Sankary to present Cialdini’s Principles of Persuasion Workshop, based on his research in the social science of influence. I am a past president of the Southern California Mediation Association. I have served on the board of trustees of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association for 6 years. I am one of the founders and president of The Valley Bar Mediation Center, a non-profit mediation center sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Bar association which serves communities that cannot afford the high cost of litigation. See

ADR Experience

Mediated over 1000 cases since 1996 in variety of specialized areas, including Business, Commercial, Probate and Trusts, personal injury, employment and real estate. Also experienced in conflict management systems for business and non-profit organizations. Mr. Sankary has served as counsel in many business acquisitions.


Based upon extensive training and experience, Mr. Sankary employs an “integrative” approach to dispute resolution, applying legal analysis, negotiating strategies, and collaboration, as well as evaluative and facilitative techniques when appropriate. I also apply the principles underlying the social science of persuasion to focus on the personal and emotional aspects of resolving conflict. Mr. Sankary is an expert in the cognitive science of bias and is noted for his MCLE lectures on Elimination of Bias in the Legal System which he gives to law firms and bar association. Knowledge of the science of persuasion and bias is invaluable for mediating high conflict disputes.


Graduated Harvard Law School, 1965, TCU 1962, BA Philosophy, summa cum laude; Pepperdine Law School. Received numerous certificates of completion of advanced programs on mediation at Straus Institute Pepperdine Law School and other training facilities. Completed training to present Principles of Persuasion workshops certified by noted sociologist, Professor Robert Cialdini since 2006.

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • General
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Trust Management

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Counselor
  • Estate Planner
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

Appropriate to situation, usually based on $400 to $500 per hour. Administrative fees determined by ADR Services.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • SCMA - S. California Mediation Assoc.
  • ADRC - ADR Center