Rene Tovar


a dispute resolution group
Los Angeles, California 90001


Business, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Employment, Landlord/Tenant, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Sports and Entertainment, Workplace

Since 1988 Rene Tovar has been representing Plaintiffs and Defendants, individuals and companies large and small, as in-house and outside counsel, in a wide variety of matters, including personal injury, construction defect, professional malpractice, class actions, business disputes, information technology, entertainment and employment disputes.  Throughout his career Mr. Tovar has negotiated settlements with and for almost every major insurance carrier in the country in connection with all different types of claims and actions. 

Over the past decade and a half, Rene Tovar has negotiated contracts for recording artists, record and music publishing companies, actors, directors, television and film production companies, and as a certified player agent with the Major League Baseball Player’s Association he has negotiated with every Major League Baseball organization.  His diverse career experience has exposed Rene Tovar to numerous negotiating styles, techniques, and personalities, all of which provide him with a wealth of experience on which to draw upon as a mediator.

Educated and trained at Pepperdine School of Law, home to the prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mr. Tovar was appointed by the Los Angeles Superior Court to serve as a court appointed neutral and has been assigned to resolve cases in many judicial districts, including, Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Van Nuys, Santa Monica, and Chatsworth.

Rene Tovar’s attention to detail and research on important issues, and his ability to get parties to focus, not only on the critical legal and factual issues, but important personal considerations, has enabled him to successfully mediate hundreds of cases.  Mr. Tovar’s trial experience helps him communicate the strengths and weakneses of each litigant’s case to the parties and their attorneys, and to competently and confidently discuss what each side might expect going forward if the matter does not settle.  This, and Mr. Tovar’s passionate and tenacious mediation style, and unstoppable willingness to push the parties to continue to work toward a settlement – even when a mediation session has not led to a final resolution, are but a few hallmarks of this mediator. 

Attorneys and adjusters alike describe Rene Tovar as an “Excellent neutral,” a mediator “we would be willing to recommend” and a “mediator I would use again.” And, one mediator, who as counsel on a case used Rene Tovar's services, described him as “a mediator’s mediator.”

Like all of InterMediate’sneutrals, Mr. Tovar serves the entire Southern California region, and upon adequate notice, travels anywhere convenient for the mediating parties.
InterMediate is a full service dispute resolution firm, whose  experienced, highly-skilled mediators help disputing parties resolve their differences in the most economical and efficient manner. Our mediatiors are not only experienced neutrals, but have extensive litigation experience in several state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. They have represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of areas of the law, including business, contracts, entertainment, personal injury, construction, First Amendment, employment, sports, professional liability, real estate, and products liability. Unless the parties jointly request a specific mediator from our group, we work with them to determine which of our neutrals is best suited for the particular case. Our neutrals are regularly appointed by the Los Angeles Superior Court to mediate pending cases at various stages of the proceedings.

InterMediate does not charge administrative, filing, or case management fees, so 100% of the fees for our services are applied towards resolving your dispute.  Although our fees are not dependent upon either the size or complexity of your case, we do offer special discounted and flat rates for limited jurisdiction disputes. 

InterMediate is headquartered in Los Angeles, and serves the Southern California area, but with litigation experience throughout the country, our neutrals are available for appointments outside our region as well. Moreover, our neutrals are available to serve as discovery referees, as litigation consultants, and to preside over binding arbitrations and private trials. 
A Dispute Resolution Group (IMDRG)

5525 Oakdale Avenue, Suite 350
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

P: 818-615-0770
F: 818-615-0777
E: [email protected]