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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored arbitrators & mediators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best arbitrators & mediators in Fresno, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Baker Mancock & Jensen

Baker Mancock & Jensen serves small businesses in the Fresno Metro area and beyond, with expertise in a variety of industries. Fortune Magazine recognized Baker Mancock & Jensen as one of 2016’s top-ranked law firms in the country. Baker Mancok & Jensen is a member of Meritas, a worldwide network of top-rated law firms. Many of the firm’s attorneys are also experienced mediators and arbitrators, including as court-appointed mediators for the Fresno County Superior Court.

Fresno, CA 93704 (559) 432-5400


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Brenda A. Linder

Brenda A. Linder is an attorney with a civil practice serving clients in Fresno and throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Her experience includes cases involving real estate litigation, property transactions, medical marijuana, and mediation. She is a Judicial Settlement Officer for Fresno County Superior Court and has helped many businesses and individuals settle disputes outside of court.

Fresno, CA 93710 (559) 316-8405


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CA Paralegal Services

CA Paralegal Services offers expertise in divorce mediation, family law, and estate planning for clients in the greater Fresno area. Founder Janet Eidson is a mediator and certified paralegal with over 15 years of legal experience. She stays updated on California’s divorce laws with annual continuing education in family law.

Clovis, CA 93612 (559) 323-9400


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Coleman & Horowitt, LLP

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP specialize in transactions, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution for clients in the Fresno Metro area. The attorneys represent clients in banking and finance, construction, insurance, business, and real estate. The firm has been named Top Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell and received awards from Global Law Experts, Corporate International Magazine, Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce, and more. Coleman & Horowitt is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

Fresno, CA 93704 (559) 248-4820


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CoreTSolutions is a court resource law firm serving Northern California and Central Valley with over 50 years of combined experience. The firm offers private personal mediation specializing in family law, probate law, employment law, landlord/tenant, and general contracts. Owner Heather C. Tackitt has been the lead mediator for a Central Valley California court for over 15 years.

Fresno, CA 93710 (559) 400-5425


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Donald Fischer

Donald Fischer provides mediation services to clients in the greater Fresno area. He is certified by Mediate.com and the Association for Conflict Resolution, Academy of Family Mediators. The Fresno County Superior Court also recognizes Donald’s alternative dispute resolution services. Donald’s areas of experience include agriculture, family, business, and property management.

Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 905-4315


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Douglas E. Noll

Douglas E. Noll has over 35 years of experience as an attorney and mediator. Based in the greater Fresno area, Doug offers books, workshops, trainings, and mediation services for conflict resolution. He also provides arbitration, peacemaking, and strategic facilitation. Past attendees of Doug’s seminars highly recommend his training as inspiring, valuable, and powerful.

Clovis, CA 93613 (559) 298-3685


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Duane Ruth-Heffelbower

Duane Ruth-Heffelbower is an attorney, mediator, and conflict specialist representing clients throughout Central California. The attorney is a certified mediator of Mediate.com and has experience with child custody, divorce, estates, tort claims, and workplace mediation. Duane has several professional associations, including as an AFM Advanced Practitioner Mediator of the Association of Conflict Resolution and Mediator Referral Panel member for the Fresno County Superior Court.

Fresno, CA 93720 (559) 281-2660


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Ericksen Arbuthnot

Ericksen Arbuthnot is a law firm that has served California clients since 1950. The firm now has several offices throughout the state, including Fresno, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The attorneys of Ericksen Arbuthnot focus on transactions, litigations, and alternative dispute resolution as well as cases in a variety of other practice areas.

Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 449-2600


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Family Law Fresno

Family Law Fresno has offered legal services in the greater San Joaquin Valley for over 13 years. Attorney Glenn R. Wilson has experience handling divorce, child custody, and domestic violence cases. He also provides services in mediation and collaborative law. All clients receive Glenn’s personal phone number for 24/7 legal assistance.

Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 237-5297


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Law Office of Julia Ann Brungess

Law Office of Julia Ann Brungess serves clients in the Fresno Metro area with specialties in litigation, mediation, and collaborative divorce. Attorney Julia Ann Brungess has practiced family law for over 30 years. She has been a chair of the Fresno County Bar Association Family Law Section and president of CVCLA, a local collaborative practice group. She also serves on the board of Collaborative Practice California.

Fresno, CA 93704 (559) 226-4008


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Michael J. F. Smith A Professional Corporation

Michael J. F. Smith A Professional Corporation represents Fresno-area clients in business litigation and employment law. Attorney Michael J. F. Smith has over 30 years of litigation experience and an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He also serves as a civil mediator to resolve business and employment disputes.

Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 229-3900


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Rains Lucia Stern, PC

Rains Lucia Stern, PC represents peace officers, firefighters, public employees, and others with seven offices located throughout California. The firm’s staff includes attorneys, labor relations representatives, negotiators, and private investigators experienced in public sector labor and employment law. Several of the firm’s attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers.

Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 224-9100


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Russell D. Cook

Russell D. Cook is a Fresno-based mediator with over 17 years of civil dispute experience. He also served as a civil litigator for over 34 years and received the AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Russell conducts mediations for class action, employment, personal injury, business litigation, real estate, and construction claims. He serves on several mediator panels, including the Fresno Superior Court, the United States District Court Eastern District of California, and the American Arbitration Association.

Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 225-2510


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The Hatmaker Law Group

The Hatmaker Law Group represents Fresno-area clients in the practice of employment law. Other services include litigation, management counseling, workplace investigations, mediations, business transactions, and charter school law. Attorney Susan K. Hatmaker has over 20 years of experience working with employers and received the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 374-0077


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The Law Office of D. Mitchell Taylor

The Law Office of D. Mitchell Taylor has provided legal and mediation services in the Fresno Metro area since 1983. Mitchell is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Southern California Mediation Association, and Northern California Mediation Association. He has experience resolving disputes involving business, construction, personal injury, civil litigation, professional liability, and more.

Fresno, CA 93720 (559) 434-9025


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The Law Office of Gregory J. Smith

The Law Office of Gregory J. Smith focuses on labor and employment law, serving clients based in Fresno for over 20 years. Gregory J. Smith is also available as a mediator and arbitrator. He completed the “Mediating the Litigated Case” program of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Fresno, CA 93704 (559) 221-5100


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The Law Office of Kevin G. Little

The Law Office of Kevin G. Little is a Fresno-based firm representing clients in civil rights, employment, personal injury, family law, and more. Attorney Kevin G. Little has over 20 years of experience and is a certified mediator. He serves on the mediation panels of Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and San Joaquin counties.

Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 342-5800


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The Phillips Group

The Phillips Group specializes in mediation and arbitration for the Fresno Metro area. Founder James M. Phillips has led over 2,500 mediations, arbitrations, and referee hearings throughout the country and in Europe. James spent over 20 years in private law practice and was a panelist of the American Arbitration Association before beginning full-time mediation and arbitration.

Fresno, CA 93720 (559) 261-9340


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