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Alec Wisner
Agency for Dispute Resolution

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9595 Wilshire Blvd.
9th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
USA
800-616-1202 x753
Fax: 818-776-1770

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Description of Practice

Commercial - I am prepared to do whatever it takes to resolve a specific case, including evaluative and distributive mediation techniques as well as old-fashioned jawboning.

Professional Background

1974-78 - Private practice, litigation 1978-96 - Owner and Manager - Printing and publishing businesses 1996-2002 - Partner - Stanbury, Fishelman & Wisner 1996-1999 - Lecturer, legal ethics,Lawtalk 2009-2009 - Lecturer, mediation, Lawtalk 1992- - Director - Golden Triangle Financial Services 2002- - Mediator and arbitrator, Wisner Dispute Resolution Services 2013- Mediator at Agency for Dispute Resolution

Experience

Alec has successfully mediated hundreds of cases during the past ten years. The parties have reached successful resolution in the vast majority of those cases. Alec's experience has taken him from courthouse to board of director meetings, to intimate sessions with divorcing couples, all in the course of his mediation practice.

Degrees

1974 – J.D. – University of Southern California Law Center 1971 – A.B. – U.C.L.A.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2002    Los Angeles County Bar Association/DRS    Basic Mediation Training - 30 hrs.
2003    Straus Institute, Pepperdine University – Encino, CA    Mediating the Litigated Case - 40 hrs.
2004    Jim Melamed - Oregon Mediation Center – Eugene, Oregon    Mediating the Divorce - 40 hrs.
2004    ACR National Conference, Sacramento, CA    “When ‘Sit Down, Shut Up and Behave’ Doesn't Work: Successful Mediation Strategies for Working with Enmeshed, Resistant and Angry Couples in Divorce Mediation”
2004    ACR National Conference, Sacramento, CA - Bill Eddy    “Working with Borderlines and Narcissists: Seven Skills for Dispute Resolution Professionals” - 2 hrs.
2004    ACR National Conference, Sacramento, CA    “Bringing Grief Out of the Closet in Divorce Mediation: The Art and Practice of Situational Mediation” - 2 hrs.
2004    ACR National Conference, Sacramento, CA    “Power Imbalances in Mediation: Ten Stages of Assessment and Twenty Specific Interventions” - 2 hrs.
2004    ACR National Conference, Sacramento, CA    “Mediating Imbalances in Financial Issues: Structuring the Process for the Clueless and the Controller” - 2 hrs.
2004    Peter Robinson, Lee Jay Berman - Dispute Resolution Services/Pepperdine University – Los Angeles, CA     Advanced Mediation Skills Forum - 8 hrs.
2005    Peter Adler, Robert Benjamin - ACR National Conference, Minneapolis, MN    “Stalinist Facilitation: The Uses, Abuses, Illusions, and Self-Delusions of Mediator Power” - 2 hrs.
2005    Nina Meierding - ACR National Conference, Minneapolis, MN    “Effective Strategies for Resolving Property and Spousal Support Issues in Divorce - 2 hrs.
2005    Louise Senfft Phipps - ACR National Conference, Minneapolis, MN    “Transformative Divorce Mediation: An Introduction to the Unique Challenges of Applying this Model to Divorce” - 2 hrs.
2005    Bernie Mayer, Chip Rose - ACR National Conference, Minneapolis, MN    “Innovative Caucus Strategies” - 2 hrs.
2005    Larry Fong - ACR National Conference, Minneapolis, MN    “What’s Going On Here? John Haynes Revisited” - 2 hrs.
2006    Jeff Kichaven - ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Annual Meeting – Los Angeles, CA    8 hrs.
2006    Linda Meyer, Peter Robinson - Pepperdine University/Straus Institute, Culver City, CA    Looking Beneath the Surface - An Exploration of the Hidden Interests and Fears Which Impact the Mediation Process - 8 hrs.
2009    ACR National Conference, Atlanta, GA    Various Seminars - 15 hrs.
2011    Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute, San Diego, CA    16 hrs.
2011    ACR National Conference, San Diego, CA    Various Seminars - 15 hrs.

Approach

I prefer an integrative, facilitative method, but am prepared to do whatever it takes to resolve a specific case, including evaluative and distributive mediation techniques as well as old-fashioned jawboning. Part of my job as a mediator is to enable parties to understand risks and costs of litigation as well as the broad possibilities offered by mediation as opposed to litigation.

Fees

For fees, contact my Case Manager, Michele Pfeiffer, at (800) 616-1202 x706.

Other Information

In approaching family mediation, I prefer a very facilitative approach that aims to empower the parties to make the most capable decisions for themselves. I attempt to move position-based negotiations to those based upon underlying interests.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Online Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor

References

Jeffrey B. Bohrer, Esq. Law Office of Jeffrey B. Bohrer John Kalajian, Esq. Law Offices of John Kalajian Gary Aardema Aardema & London Keith Elder, Esq. Law Offices of Keith F. Elder, APC Scott E. Schutzman, Esq. Law Offices of Scott E. Schutzman Richard Stellar Saving the Lives of Our Own and Interstellar9 Mark Egerman, Esq. Egerman & Brown, LLP Scott R. Keating, Esq. Keating Law Office Joseph M. Kar, Esq. Law Office of Joseph M. Kar Alan S. Lazar, Esq. Marlin & Saltzman

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