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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.Premium Member

Steven Wawra

Highly experienced culturally-sensitive mediator in business, real estate and employment disputes; residential and commercial real estate purchases, leasing, management, real estate brokerage, corporations, boards of directors, NASD/FINRA securities, Lemon Law, employment, business transactions, PI cases, USPS REDRESS claims; major involvement conducting mandatory settlement conferences for San Bernardino Superior Courts.

General counsel of Mitsui Real Estate Sales U.S.A. involved in real estate acquisitions and joint venture developments. Associate general counsel of Vidal Sassoon, Inc. and assistant general counsel of a publicly-held mutual fund management company. Associate attorney with Graham & James representing Japanese trading and banking companies. Established California office of New York law firm.

ADR Experience

Extensive experience as mediator and as temporary judge in mandatory settlement conferences(over 1000 cases), arbitration (over 50 cases) serving on numerous panels, including Agency for Dispute Resolution, Inland Valley Arbitration and Mediation Services (IVAMS), USDC Mediation Panel, Los Angles, Orange, and Riverside Counties Superior Court-affiliated Panels, U.S. Postal Service, OCBA Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee, FINRA/NASD Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators, San Bernardino Superior Court Temporary Judge.


Inclusive style on mediation, using approaches necessary to help the parties fully express their side of the conflict; to assist parties to negotiate in a cooperative, problem-solving manner: to clarify understandings of the strengths and weaknesses in caucus; to build a trusting relationship throughout the process; to make all efforts necessary to overcome impasses and resolve the dispute.

Areas Of Practice

  • Automotive
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Postal Service
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Arbitrator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

$175 per party per hour ($350 maximum per hour)
Minimum 3 hours of mediation time
Plus preparation charge of one hour for review of briefs
No travel time charge within Southern California (additional cost of travel charge only for mediations outside Southern California)