Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Superior Court of California, County of Solano

ADR Panel Member Database

Stephen Gizzi

Stephen Gizzi - Gizzi & Reep, LLP

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Neutral Case Evaluation
  • Temporary Judge
940 Adams Street, Suite A
Benicia CA, 94510
Phone: (707) 748-0900
Fax: (707) 748-0921
  • Retired Judge
  • Non Attorney
  • Active CA Bar CA Bar Number: SB 227574
  • Actively engaged in the practice of law
  • Completed basic skills training course Total hours of Mediation Training: 100
  • Served as mediator or co-mediator on at least 10 matters
  • Fee Charged per Hour: 315
  • Languages Spoken:
  • Current Practice:
  • % Plaintiff Rep Now: 0
  • % Defendant Rep Now: 0
  • % Plaintiff Earlier: 0
  • % Defendant Earlier: 0
  • Civil Litigation
LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Managing Partner: Gizzi and Reep, LLP. Civil and family practice focused on ADR, business law, governmental entities, real estate, personal injury cases, construction, and estate matters.

Other Legal: Judge Pro Tem – Civil, Juvenile, Traffic, Unlawful Detainer, EPRO Judge Solano County Superior Court
Hearing Officer, Cities of Benicia, Fairfield and Sacramento

Author: Legal Matters, columnist, Benicia Herald, Inside Benicia and Local Happenings

DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE

Mediation: Professional mediator and arbitrator for 19 years. Certified Mediation Trainer for 13 years.
Real Estate: Construction, insurance, tenancy, zoning and land use.
Business issues: All aspects including contract and performance disputes, unfair competition, professional malpractice, consumer and partnership disputes.
Employment Law: Public and private employment disputes including executive compensation, age, sex and racial harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination.
Probate and Trust: Will contests and trust disputes, estate matters.

ADR TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Faculty Member: National Judicial College, University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, Nevada,
Florida Certified Civil Mediation Trainer / Trainer for the Nevada Supreme Court, the American Bar Association, the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, individual judges and attorneys from many foreign countries and all fifty states, the Contra Costa, San Francisco, Solano, Sonoma and Alameda County Bar Associations and companies, organizations, non-profits and educational institutions around the United States.
Other ADR: Court ADR evaluator and consultant.
Author: Mediation Confidentiality; Can There Be Too Much? Case In Point, 2012 Issue
Has Mediation Been Hijacked? Daily Journal, February 2011
Judging Mediation, John F. Kennedy School of Law, Law Review, v 10, n 1

FORMAL EDUCATION

Juris Doctor Degree, University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Saint Mary’s College – Moraga, CA

ASSOCIATIONS, SERVICE AND TRAINING

Associations:
2010 President, Solano County Bar Association Board of Directors,
Vice Chair, Contra Costa County Bar Association Fee Mediation/Arbitration Committee;
Legislative Analyst, Business and Professions Committee, California State Assembly.

Service:
Vice Mayor/Councilman, Benicia City Council, City of Benicia, CA,
Board Member/Executive Committee member for the Association of Bay Area Governments, Solano Transportation Authority and six business, governmental and nonprofit organizations.
Training:
Judicial training in procedures, misdemeanor, traffic, juvenile, U.D., civil and others.

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