Mark Fingerman, Esq.

Case Manager: Nancy Camacho
Tel: (310) 201-0010 Ext. 150

Hon. Stephen M. Lachs (Ret)

Mark Fingerman is a mediator for civil disputes with an emphasis on business, personal injury, real estate, insurance coverage and intellectual property cases. Mark’s mediation style derives from 28 years of aggressive state and federal trial practice transformed by a Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution and mindfulness training as a Yoga teacher enabling him to offer mindfulness based mediation with an edge.

“Mindfulness ” refers to calmly and compassionately engaging the parties and counsel, without judgment, in order for all participants to truly understand the conflict. The “edge” refers to the use of a broad array of mediation techniques as appropriate to the individual case, including frank case evaluation as needed, with an emphasis on assisting the parties in making a deal.  The goal is to efficiently guide the parties to a durable resolution based on reasons they understand and accept. 

As a lawyer, Mark’s clients ranged from institutional to individual, including insurance defense, multinational, government agency, the Republic of France and small business in both simple and complex cases. Mark has been successfully mediating court panel and private cases since 2010.


2001-2012    Jacobson, Russell, Saltz & Fingerman - Partner
1999-2001    Valensi Rose - Partner
1986-1997    Bergman, Dacey, Goldsmith – Partner


All manner of business disputes including: Breach of Contract; Partnership disputes; Fraud; Ownership/Control disputes among owners and third parties.

Personal Injury
Toxic Tort, Auto v. Auto, Premises Liability, Food Poisoning

Real Estate
Failure to disclose; Broker liability; Lease Disputes; Landlord/tenant, commercial and residential; boundary disputes; easements.   

Insurance Coverage
Homeowner’s and Commercial General Liability insurance policies.

Intellectual Property
Trade Secret, Trademark, Unfair Competition


1979    BA (Philosophy), University of California at San Diego
1981    JD, California Western School of Law in San Diego
2011    LL.M in Dispute Resolution, Strauss Institute, Pepperdine Law School


State Bar of California; United States District Court, ADR Panel; Los Angeles Superior Court, ADR Panel; Santa Monica Bar Association, Board of Directors; Los Angeles County Bar Association; ProVisors (Group Leader); Association of Surfing Lawyers.



2009    L’Ordre National du Merite (“National Order of Merit”), Republic of France


2010 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), Yoga Alliance (Max Strom)




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