Senior Mediator

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Steven Rosenberg

Steven Rosenberg was an Adjunct Professor of law who mediates commercial and divorce matters and conducts related teaching and training.

With forty years of legal practice, including twenty as a mediator, Steve Rosenberg has a reputation for understanding the legal issues as well as the emotional needs of those involved in a dispute. He mediates family law real estate, probate, business and employment matters. He is able to transform a discussion from a negative one of claims and defenses to a positive one of solutions to the parties’ collective problem. Listening for understanding underlies his success and allows him to tactfully and respectfully challenge assumptions, preconceptions or positions presented.

He was an Adjunct Professor of Law for the University of San Francisco and University of California, teaching mediation and negotiation. He was appointed to the California State Bar Committee on ADR and has lectured for the California Judicial Council, the California Judges Association, and the State Bar of California. He was selected to provide mediation training for The U. S. Bankruptcy Court, San Francisco Superior Court and the U. S. Department of Education.

He received his J.D. Degree from the University of Iowa and then served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is admitted to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court and in California, Hawaii, Iowa, and the District of Columbia.

ADR Experience

Served as a mediator in over 1000 cases involving commercial, real estate, employment, probate, P.I. and divorce. An adjunct professor for the University of San Francisco Law School, teaching Mediation and Negotiation. Was selected to provide mediation training for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, San Francisco Superior Court Probate Dept., California Judges Assn. and the California Judicial Council.


My approach follows a facilitative model focusing on helping the parties create their own solutions. While I am willing and able to point out reasons why settlement is appropriate, I do not force parties to settle contrary to their own best interests.


J.D.: University of Iowa 1969
B.A.: Univeristy of Iowa 1966

Areas Of Practice

  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • General
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Estate Planner
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

$600/hr for 2 party case
$625/hr for 3 party case
$700/hr for 4 or more parties

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution

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