Charles Schoemaker, Jr.

Mediator-Attorney at Law

Serving Throughout Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90001

760-413-0860

ADR, Business, Civil, Commercial, Contract, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate

Charles Schoemaker brings more than 30 years of litigation experience to the dispute resolution arena in areas of major injury and complex litigation. He has had the opportunity to resolve conflicts in business and contract disputes, government tort liability, and personal injury litigation. Charles is a firm believer in the negotiation process and believes the purpose of mediation is to assist the parties to find a resolution of their respective needs. In a difficult wrongful death case, an attorney notes that Charles was . . . ” able to gently and calmly communicate with the heirs and after much effort he successfully concluded the matter.” Another attorney says . . . ” he used Mr. Schoemaker a number of times as a mediator. I was impressed with his knowledge of real property and contract matters and felt he gained the confidence of all sides as he proposed alternatives and made various recommendations . . . ”  Another party in a family dispute thanked him for his . . . ” superior mediation skills and helping us settle this matter with our brother. We sincerely appreciate your temperance professionalism and diligent efforts . . .  I want you to know that you have brought closure and healing to our family.”

Mediation provides an opportunity to resolve a dispute in a mater of hours, rather than languishing in the court system for months or even years. Charles uses an ADR style based upon a belief that the purpose of mediation is to assist the parties to find a resolution of their respective needs. His background and experience enable him to be either facilitative or evaluative as the circumstances require.

Mediation provides an opportunity to resolve a dispute in a mater of hours, rather than languishing in the court system for months or even years. Before a mediation may be successfully concluded by a settlement agreement, it is necessary to understand the needs and interests of all sides. More than thirty years of litigation practice has given me extensive experience as an advocate for a wide variety of causes, which has provided a hands-on basis for the understanding and needs of the parties to a dispute.

As an attorney, I have represented both plaintiffs and defendants. I was a partner at a firm which handled the defense of major injury and complex litigation cases for insured and self-insured clients. Since then, I have represented individuals, small businesses and public entities as plaintiffs in tort and commercial litigation. My litigation experience includes general civil litigation, business and contract disputes, government tort liability, real estate, construction, and personal injury matters of all levels, including serious injury and wrongful death, for both the plaintiff and the defense.

Having represented both sides as an attorney enables me to bring a balanced approach to the negotiation process. My ADR style is based upon a belief that the purpose of mediation is to assist the parties to find a resolution of their respective needs. My background and experience enable me to be either facilitative or evaluative as the circumstances require.

Legal Career and Prior Experience     

Active litigation practice for thirty four years. Admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California; United States District Court, Central District, and Southern District of California; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and United States Supreme Court.

  
Professional Affiliations and Education
   

American Board of Trial Advocates    
State Bar of California    
California Arbitration and Mediations Services, Inc  
Southern California Mediation Association    
ADR Panel, Riverside Superior Court  
Court of Appeal, 2nd District, Mediation Program   
Loyola School of Law, Conflict Resolution Training
Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Adult Resolutions and Mediation Services, Elder Adult Mediation Training
J.D., University of West Los Angeles, School of Law   
B.A., Rutgers University    
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

78-365 Highway 111, #441

La Quinta, CA. 92253

Phone:  760-413-0860

Email:   [email protected]     

Elder Mediation
4/30/2013 2:07:37 PM
Description: Mediation may be helpful for elderly individuals and their families in a variety of situations. Estate and probate issues may result in expensive litigation. Early and effective mediation may result in savings of estate assets and prevention of