Daniel Ben-Zvi, Esq.
Case Manager: Eve Thorstens
Tel: (310) 201-0010 Ext. 147
Daniel Ben-Zvi (pronounced "BenzVee") has been a respected mediator and arbitrator since 1995. With ADR Services, Inc. for over 10 years, he has mediated more than 2,000 disputes. Mr. Ben-Zvi is a “Distinguished Fellow” with the International Academy of Mediators and of 1 of 32 “Power Mediators” worldwide [Hollywood Reporter]. Admitted to five Bars, Mr. Ben-Zvi draws on 20 years as a multi-state trial lawyer to resolve complex disputes.
This "warrior-turned-peacemaker", as The Daily Journal describes him, brings a unique blend of persistence and creativity to ending bitterly fought lawsuits.
Mr. Ben-Zvi co-authored a book, “Inside the Minds–Alternative Dispute Resolution”, writes articles and lectures on dispute resolution. Mr. Ben-Zvi’s creativity even led him to be a writer on the television show “L.A. Law”.
1981 JD, Cardozo School of Law
1978 BA, Rutgers University (Honors, Economics)
DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
• Mr. Ben-Zvi has mediated over 2,000 cases on the panels of ADR Services, Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC), Institute of Conflict Management, World Intellectual Property Organization and DB Mediation Services.
• Author, "Nine Ways to be ready for Mediation" Advocate, September, 2012
• Co-Author, “Inside the Minds - Alternative Dispute Resolution” (Aspatore Press; Boston 2004), Co-authors include J.Brian Casey, Baker & McKenzie and Judith Korchin, Holland & Knight.
• Author, articles on mediation and litigation topics, including an overview of mediation “The Mediation Revolution” (CLA, CA; 2004).
• Profiled several times as Featured Neutral in the Daily Journal; 2001, 2005 and 2008.
• Lecturer at Southern California Mediation Association’s annual conferences and seminars at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University.
• Lecturer on mediation topics at Bar Associations of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Francisco and at Law Schools of UCLA, Loyola, Southwestern.
• Lecturer on “Mediation in the Real Estate Industry”.
• Keynote speaker, California Lawyers for the Arts’ annual conference  on Mediation in the Film and Television Industry and panelist in other years.
• Featured Mediator on television including “Mediation Behind Closed Doors”, “Saving the American Dream”, “Law Talk” and consultant Neutral on ABC news.
• Featured Mediator on radio including "The Dennis Prager Show" and “The CBS Business Hour”.
AWARDS AND ASSOCIATIONS
• Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators.
• Chairman, "City of Los Angeles Annual Mediation Awareness Week", on behalf of the Mayor and the City Council of Los Angeles to promote mediation, since 2005. Annual speech given by Daniel Ben-Zvi on status of dispute resolution in televised City Hall session, together with leaders in the legal, political and mediation communities.
• "Power Mediator" 1 of 32 Best International List, Hollywood Reporter.
• Diplomat Member, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
• Honoree, Southern California Mediation Association's (SCMA) annual Employment Mediation Conference, 2005.
• Admitted to the Bars of California, New York, Washington DC, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
• Invited Participant, Master’s Forum, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
• Invited Participant, Negotiation and Mediation conference, Harvard Law School; 2007, 2012.
JUDICIAL AND LEGAL EXPERIENCE
• Judge Pro Tempore, Los Angeles Superior Court, from 2002.
• Judge, Annual National Negotiation Competition, American Bar Association, Law Student Division.
• Litigator representing plaintiffs and defendants, law firms based in Connecticut (Ribicoff & Kotkin) and Washington, DC and California (Schmeltzer, Aptaker & Shepard).
• Extern, Bankruptcy Judge Burton Lifland, Federal Bankruptcy Court, Southern District New York, 1980-1981.
Daniel Ben-Zvi, Esq. has experience as a neutral in the following civil matters:
Libel & Slander
Personal Injury / Torts
Trusts and Estates
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