Jeffrey Krivis, Esq.
Case Manager: Eve Thorstens
Tel: (310) 201-0010 Ext. 147
Jeffrey Krivis began his mediation practice in 1989, when lawyer-mediators in Southern California were rare, and litigators had to look outside the state for experienced practitioners. Now, more than 16 years later and having resolved thousands of disputes – including mass tort, employment, entertainment, business, complex insurance, catastrophic injury and class action matters – Krivis is recognized not only as a pioneer in the field, but also as one of the most respected neutrals in the state.
An adjunct professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law since 1994, Krivis teaches negotiation and mediation skills to lawyers and judges. His experience as both a working mediator and academic prompted him to write “Improvisational Negotiation: A Mediator’s Stories of Conflict About Love, Money and Anger – and the Strategies that Resolved Them” (Wiley/Jossey-Bass 2006).
Krivis is a past president of both the International Academy of Mediators and the Southern California Mediation Association. The Los Angeles Daily Journal legal newspaper named him one of the “top 50 neutrals in the state,” and he continues to appear since its inception on the “Super Lawyer” list published by Los Angeles magazine and Law & Politics Media. He is featured in the recent edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” Krivis received the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mediator & Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
Mediator, California Department of Insurance Earthquake Mediation Program
Mediator, Los Angeles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Panel
Adjunct Professor, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School
President, Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
Member, Board of Directors, International Academy of Mediators
Member, California Employment Lawyers Associations
Member Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section
Member, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
-- Awarded by a Publicly Traded Real Estate Corporation, 1993
Southwestern University School of Law, JD, 1980 (Admitted to California Bar 1980)
San Diego State University (with honors), 1976
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES & QUALIFICATIONS
Senior Partner, Krivis & Passovoy, 1985-1996
Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles since 1984
Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1984
Member, Independent Expenditures and Governmental Affairs Committee,
Southland Regional Association of Realtors
Member, Board of Directors, Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley
ADR DESIGN, INSTRUCTION and IMPLEMENTATION
Mr. Krivis has been actively involved in the research and development of ADR systems since the early 1980s. He has designed and implemented numerous conflict management and dispute resolution programs at corporation, federal agencies, law firms and trade associations. Mr. Krivis is an approved provider of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) for the California State Bar. A sampling of his program appears below. A complete list is available upon request.
• Professor, Dispute Resolution Clinic, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School, year round
• Course Director, “Mediating the Litigated Case,” Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School, Biannual
• Moderator, “ADR in Employment Disputes,” California ADR Forum, Counsel Connect, January 1997
• Lecturer, “Expand Your Law Practice with the Use of Facilitated Negotiation,” Beverly Hills Bar Association, June 1996
• Faculty Member, “Mediation Training,” National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), November 1995
• Lecturer, “Mediation Training for Superior Court Mediators,” Los Angeles Superior Court and Los Angeles Trial Attorneys Association, October 1994
Since 1984 Mr. Krivis has been published in numerous periodicals primarily on the topic of Alternative Dispute Resolution. For a complete list of periodicals please visit our web site at www.primenet.com/~jkrivis.
• Author, “Mediator Techniques – The STAR Approach,” Alternatives, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, Spring 1997
• Author, “Mediation in Cyberspace,” Alternative, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, November 1996
• Author, “Mediating Suspected Fraud Cases,” For the Defense, July 1996, Claims Magazine, August 1996; The Advocate, September 1996
• Author, “Defense Resistance to ADR is Killing the Golden Goose,” Claims Magazine, February 1992
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