Sanford Kingsley

Mediation Offices of Sanford Kingsley

San Jose, California 95125

415-867-3819

Commercial, Consumer Protection, Employment, Inheritance Disputes, Insurance, Maritime, Partnership Disputes, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate, Unfair Competition


Before becoming a full time mediator, I was a litigator for 33 years. As a partner in in Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons) and LeBoeuf, Lamb Greene & McRae, two prominent national law firms, I handled a wide variety of complex civil matters in trial and appellate courts including employment and discrimination claims, real estate and business disputes as well as insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits. Several of these cases were resolved through mediation.

In addition to my mediation practice, my dispute resolution experience includes serving as a Settlement Judge Pro Tem in San Francisco Superior Court for more than ten years. I also am a Judge Pro Tem for settlement purposes in Marin and Santa Clara County Superior Courts and am a member of the Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Mediation allows you to resolve a dispute efficiently, economically and confidentially. But resolutions do not come easily. They must be negotiated with sensitivity to the parties' requirements and concerns. Each resolution must be tailored to the facts and dynamics of the specific case.

My goals in mediation are the same as yours: a fair proceeding and a satisfactory outcome. I work closely with all parties to achieve a negotiated end. I listen intently, communicate clearly, and bring patience, perseverance and neutrality to a case. All participants will be fully heard, and all positions considered. I absorb information quickly and know when to probe, and when to streamline the process.  When I schedule a day of mediation, I will devote the entire day to just your case and will stay as long as it takes to make sure that a mutually satisfactory resolution can be achieved.

Mediation Offices of Sanford Kingsley
5758 Geary Boulevard, #154
San Francisco, CA 94121

P: 415-867-3819
E: [email protected]