Joel Zebrack

Joel Zebrack, Attorney / Mediator

Concord, California 94524


Business, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Elder, Partnership Disputes, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, Wills


-          State Bar of California, (1964);

-          U.S. District Courts, Northern & Southern Districts of California (1964);

-          U.S. Tax Court (1974);

-          U.S. Supreme Court (1974)


Berkeley-Albany and Contra Costa County Bar Associations;

East Bay Estate Planning Council

ADRNC (No. CA Chapter of ACR);

Included in court approved mediation provider lists of the Bay Area Superior Courts and The California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District;

Served for a number of years on the BASF Mediation Panel;

Served on the Alameda County Bar Association ADR Placement Service

Selected for the Appellate Mediation Group to mediate Estate & Trust Disputes by its director, Gary Weiner, Esq., Director of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District Mediation Program (Ret.). 


-          Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.; (1963);

-          California State University Los Angeles, BA (1958);

-          California General Secondary Teaching Credential (1960)

Legal Experience:

General civil practice, Oakland, CA 1964 – 2003;

-          Bay Area Jury and Court Trials and Transactional Services

-          AV Martindale-Hubbell rating

Practice now limited primarily to service as a Mediator

Legal and ADR Expertise:

-          Business Enterprises

-          Construction (including design)        

-          Civil Litigation           

-          Probate

-          Estates and Trusts

-          Real Property

-         Transaction Law      

ADR Training and Experience:

Formal 40 hour collaborative negotiation and mediation training by William Lincoln at UC Berkeley;

Advanced Mediation Practice program at Pepperdine University School of Law;

Advanced Mediation Training with ADRA; 

Appellate Mediation training at Stanford provided by the Court of Appeal; 

Advanced Mediation Workshop at Harvard Law School;

Advanced Mediation Skills Training with ABA Dispute Resolution Section and ACR;

Elder Mediation Course at Sonoma State University; 

Service as a neutral for American Arbitration Association; 

Temporary Judge for:

-          The Superior Court, San Francisco,

-          Alameda County Probate Department and Contra Costa County. 

Presentation of ADR/Mediation MCLE programs.  

Counsel to Conciliation Forms of Oakland (Now merged into Seeds); 

-          Author of published mediation privilege article; 

-          Counsel to Ron Kelly, Mediator, Amicus Curiae in Foxgate Homeowners Assn. v. Bramalea California (2001) 26 Cal. 4th 1


2121 Meridian Park Boulevard, Suite 5796
Concord, CA 94524

P: 925-827-4400
F: 925-349-5829
E: [email protected]