Mediation & Arbitration Services

Commencing in 2007, Richard J. Idell began offering mediation and arbitration services to the Bay Area legal community. Richard is the principal and founding member of The Idell Firm. He has had both a trial and transactional practice and has handled a wide range of litigation matters in both State and Federal Court in the last 30 years, involving complex business disputes, complex investment banking transactions, including tax shelters, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, Internet law (including Internet trademark and copyright issues, domain name disputes, search engine issues, key word and other advertising issues and related matters), entertainment law, real estate matters, estate and trust litigation, construction disputes, professional negligence (including complex attorney-client fee disputes, attorney malpractice, accountancy malpractice, architectural malpractice and insurance broker negligence claims), insurance matters and tort claims. He has experience in hundreds of settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations as attorney, mediator, arbitrator, and pro-tem settlement judge. He has completed 40 hours of mediation training with Steve Rosenberg and has served on the ADR panels of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, Marin Superior Court and the Superior Court of California of the City and County of San Francisco. Mr. Idell is an arbitration neutral with the American Arbitration Association. He obtained an A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley in1970 and his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1975. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1976. He practiced law with the Honorable Judge Carlos Bea of the Ninth Circuit from 1977 to 1986, forming the predecessor to the current firm in that year.

Mediation and Arbitration Services are offered in many areas: Business Disputes; Complex Investment Banking; Contracts; Entertainment; Copyright; Trademark; Intellectual Property; Internet Law; Corporate/ Corporate Governance Disputes and Derivative Actions; Disability/ Americans with Disabilities Act Claims; Transactions; Employment/Workplace; Environmental; Estate and Trust Litigation; Fee Disputes; Financial; Government; Insurance; Investment Advisor/Stock Broker Disputes; Intra-organizational; Land Use; Legal Malpractice; Limited Liability Company Disputes; Partnership Dissolution; Personal Injury; Product Liability; Professional Negligence; Real Estate; Securities; Tax Shelters; Trademark; Trade Secret; Unfair Competition; Construction; Civil Rights. Because of Mr. Idell’s vast experience in the Entertainment Industry and Wine/Vineyard Industry, he is particularly well suited for disputes involving such industries.

For scheduling of mediation services, please contact Mr. Idell directly at: 415-986-2400 or