Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Superior Court of California, County of Solano

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Malcolm Sher

Malcolm Sher - Malcolm Sher 4 Mediated Solutions

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Neutral Case Evaluation
  • Temporary Judge
3494 Camino Tassajara, #431
Danville CA, 94506
Phone: (925) 906-0990
Fax: (925) 906-0999
  • Retired Judge
  • Non Attorney
  • Active CA Bar CA Bar Number: SB 72629
  • Actively engaged in the practice of law
  • Completed basic skills training course Total hours of Mediation Training: 126
  • Served as mediator or co-mediator on at least 10 matters
  • Fee Charged per Hour: 450
  • Languages Spoken:
  • Current Practice:
  • % Plaintiff Rep Now: 50
  • % Defendant Rep Now: 50
  • % Plaintiff Earlier: 0
  • % Defendant Earlier: 0
  • Business/Contracts
  • Construction/Defect
  • Employment/Labor
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Homeowner Association
  • Partnership
  • Probate/Trust Administration
After forty years litigating in California and the U.K., Malcolm Sher transitioned to full time mediation four years ago. Based in Walnut Creek, but willing to travel, he specializes in high emotion and cross-cultural disputes involving "dirt, buildings and the people who handle them". He has resolved hundreds of real property, (including boundary disputes and partition actions), landlord-tenant, business, contract, secured financing, partnership, trust/estate, elder abuse, professional liability, (brokers, lawyers and CPAs) and insurance cases as well as personal injury cases involving real property and employment disputes.

A law graduate of the University of London, he is admitted in both California and the United Kingdom. For eleven years, he authored the Annual Supplement to CEB "Real Property Remedies and Damages" book and now co-authors the ADR section of that treatise.

Malcolm has undergone hundreds of hours of training including "Mediating the Litigated Case" at the Straus Institute for Conflict Resolution at Pepperdine University, a symposium at the Harvard Negotiation Project and Steve Rosenberg's Basic and Advanced Mediator Training courses. He has given numerous seminars on mediation and negotiating for CEB, Lorman Education Services, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, and Sonoma Bar Associations. He is a foundation member of the California and National Academies of Distinguished Neutrals and has an "A-V" rating in Martindale.

Malcolm believes that disputants who are treated fairly, with respect and dignity are empowered to fashion their own "win-win" solutions. He utilizes a flexible, improvisational approach and is willing to be "evaluative", to explore "what-ifs" and ask probing questions to assist parties and their counsel to identify risks and benefits while gently encouraging them to face reality and shape creative solutions.

Rates: $450.00 per hour; $2,500.00 per 1/2 day; or $4,000.00 per day

Malcolm may be contacted at or at 925-906-0990.
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