Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Superior Court of California, County of Solano

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Joel Franciosa

Joel Franciosa - Law Offices of Joel Franciosa

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Neutral Case Evaluation
  • Temporary Judge
1169 Trestle Glen Road
Oakland CA, 94610
Phone: (510) 272-5103
Fax: (510) 645-5930
  • Retired Judge
  • Non Attorney
  • Active CA Bar CA Bar Number: SB 164639
  • Actively engaged in the practice of law
  • Completed basic skills training course Total hours of Mediation Training: 96
  • Served as mediator or co-mediator on at least 10 matters
  • Fee Charged per Hour: 175
  • Languages Spoken:
  • Current Practice:
  • % Plaintiff Rep Now: 0
  • % Defendant Rep Now: 0
  • % Plaintiff Earlier: 0
  • % Defendant Earlier: 0
  • Intellectual Property
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate/Trust Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Business/Contracts
  • Construction/Defect
Joel Franciosa has been a full-time neutral since 2004 and has mediated hundreds of cases. He has been asked to mediate relatively straightforward personal injury cases as well as complex matters involving employment, construction, medical malpractice, business disputes, contract disputes, real estate development, petroleum exploration, child molestation, probate, intellectual property and neighbor disputes.

As a litigator for thirteen years, he participated in trials and scores of mediations and arbitrations throughout Northern California involving first and third party claims.

He has had over 100 hours formal intensive mediation training, including a basic and an advanced training program with Steve Rosenberg’s Mediation Training Program, and a business mediation certificate from University of California at Berkeley. He was also accepted to participate in a basic and an advanced mediation training program with the United States District Court, Northern District. He participates in two mediation programs per month through the USDC.

Mr. Franciosa has been accepted by various courts throughout Northern California as a mediator, including Alameda, Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Marin, Merced Sacramento, San Francisco Solano, Yolo, and Yuba Counties, He has been accepted by both the United States District Court in San Francisco and Sacramento and Kaiser panel of Arbitrators. Because of his track record of helping parties reach mutually acceptable resolutions of difficult matters, he is regularly invited by various Bay Area courts to mediate pre-trial and morning of trial matters.

He was the chair of the ADR section of the Alameda Bar Association in 2008 and is currently a member of the executive committee.

Mr. Franciosa’s mediation approach is to treat parties and attorneys with respect. He views mediation as an opportunity for parties to tell their stories and to be heard. He assists parties to efficiently explore their options to allow them to make informed decisions about resolving their case. He works diligently and keeps a positive attitude.
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