STEVE G. MEHTA, ESQ. CURRICULUM VITAE

C.V. 2017-03-13T10:14:07+00:00

ADDRESS:

27200 Tourney Road, Suite 265
Valencia, CA 91355

1055 West 7th Street, 33rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

(661) 284-1818
(213) 986-3113 fax

 

EXPERIENCE:

MEHTA & MANN/MEDIATION OFFICES OF STEVEN G. MEHTA
Partner

Downtown Los Angeles & Valencia, California

January 2002 through present

McNICHOLAS & McNICHOLAS, LLP
Senior Associate

Los Angeles, California

September 1999 through January 2002

KUSSMAN & WHITEHILL
Associate

Los Angeles, California

September, 1994 through September, 1999

RUSHFELDT, SHELLEY & DRAKE
Associate

April, 1994 though September, 1994

ADAMS, DUQUE & HAZELTINE
Associate

August, 1992 through April, 1994

EDUCATION:

UNIVERSITY OF PACIFIC, McGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor 1992

*Order of the Coif (top 10% of graduating class)
*Dean’s List

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication, 1989
*Magna Cum Laude
*Dean’s List (8 semesters)

ADMITTED:

  • California State Bar — December 1992
  • California State Trial and Appellate Courts
  • United States District Court – Central District of California
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals — Ninth Circuit

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Inns of Court, George McBurney Inn of Court
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association (1992-1994, 2004-2006)
  • California State Bar Association, Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Section
  • Professional Networking Group
  • Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce
  • American Bar Association
  • Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • International Academy of Mediators
  • American Health Lawyers Association

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS:

  • Asst. Professor, California State University, Northridge,
    Department of Speech Communications
  • Professor, Los Angeles Valley College
  • Paralegal Training Program

APPOINTMENTS/COMMITTEES:

  • President,
    San Fernando Valley Bar Association,
    Barristers (past)
  • Education Committee,
    Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Internet Committee,
    San Fernando Valley Bar Association (past)
  • Co-Chair Networking Committee,
    Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2000
  • Resolutions and Legislative Committee,
    Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Small Firm and Technology Section,
    Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2001
  • Minorities in the Practice of Law Committee,
    Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1993
  • Executive Committee,
    Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Section,
    California State Bar Association
  • Chair, Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Section,
    California State Bar Association
  • Newsletter Committee,
    Professional Networking Group
  • Treasurer, American Inns of Court,
    George McBurney Inn of Court, 2000
  • Membership Chair, American Inns of Court,
    George McBurney Inn of Court, 2001
  • Co-Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section,
    San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Board Member,
    San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 2006-2008
  • Website Committee,
    San Fernando Valley Bar Association

AWARDS:

  • Lawyer of the Year, The State Bar of California,
    Solo and Small Firm Section, 2004
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator, SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2005.
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator, SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2006.
  • 40 Under Forty – San Fernando Valley Business Journal, February, 2007.
  • Best Lawyers In America, A.D.R. 2008.
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator, SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2009.
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2009
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2010
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2011
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2012
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2013
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2014
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2015
  • SuperLawyer – Mediator SuperLawyer Magazine,
    published by Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2016

SERVICE:

  • Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Courts
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles County Superior Courts
  • Community Outreach Program, George McBurney Inn of Court
  • Board Member, WISE Senior Services
  • Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Board Member, Canyon High School Business Program
  • Santa Clarita Symphony, Century Circle Member
  • Fee Arbitrator, San Fernando Valley Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel
  • Soccer Coach, AYSO

PUBLISHED DECISIONS:

  • Fraker v. Sentry Life Insurance Co., 19 Cal.App.4th 276 (1993)
  • Kibbee v. Blue Ridge Ins. Co., 69 Cal.App.4th 53, 81 Cal.Rptr.2d 294 (1999)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

1997 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• PACIFIC LEGAL INSTITUTE,
January, 1997
“Spoliation of Evidence”
“Insurance Practices”

2000 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS INC.,
January, 2000
“Elder Abuse Litigation”

• CAALA 18th Annual Convention –
2000
“Demystifying Medical Records”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
October, 2000
“How To Negotiate Effectively in Mediation”

2001 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS INC.,
January, 2001
“Nursing Home Litigation”

• JUDICATE WEST, INC.
April, 2001
“Mediation In Elder Abuse Litigation”

• CAALA,
August 5, 2001
“Tort Litigation Practice and Procedure For the Staff-At-Law”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
September, 2001
“Tips and Traps in Elder Abuse Litigation”

• CAALA, 19th Annual Convention,
September, 2001
“De Mystifying Scientific Evidence”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
September, 2001
“Negotiation Strategies in Mediation – What Works and What Doesn’t Work To Get the Best Settlement For Your Client”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
September, 2001
“How Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Can Use the Web To Enhance Their Practice”

2002 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS INC.,
January, 2002
“Nursing Home Litigation”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR SECTION EDUCATION INSTITUTE,
January, 2002
“How to Get The Best Results in Mediation – Helpful Negotiation Strategies”

• CULVER MARINA BAR ASSOCIATION,
March 2002
“Tips and Traps in Elder Abuse Litigation”

• LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT ADR COMMITTEE & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIATION ASSOCIATION,
May 7, 2002
“Mediating Elder Abuse Claims”

• CALIFORNIA CPA EDUCATION FOUNDATION,
October, 2002,
“2002 Employment Practices Conference”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
October, 2002
“Advanced Trial Preparation”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
October, 2002
“Negotiation Strategies in Mediation: What Works and What Doesn’t Work To Get the Best Settlement For Your Client.”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
October, 2002
“Tips and Traps in Elder Abuse Litigation”

• LORMAN EDUCATION GROUP,
November, 2002,
“Employment Law Update”

• CALIFORNIA CPA EDUCATION FOUNDATION,
November, 2002,
“2002 Employment Practices Conference”

• NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE,
November, 2002
“Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management From Investigation to Trial”

2003 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR SECTION EDUCATION INSTITUTE,
January, 2003
“How To Not Leave Money On The Table And Get The Best Results In Mediation”

• PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS INC.,
January, 2003
“Nursing Home Litigation”

• AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION,
August, 2003
“Negotiation Skills – How to Get the Best Results”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
September, 2003
“How to Ethically Get The Best Results in Mediation”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
September, 2003
“From Stone to Chisel to the New Era in Information Technology”

• PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS INC., NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE CONFERENCE V,
September, 2003
“Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Litigation”

• PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS INC., NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE CONFERENCE V,
September, 2003
“Preliminary Discovery”

• SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS INTERINDEMNITY EXCHANGE,
November, 2003
“Elder Abuse Litigation, An Issue For All Healthcare Providers”

2004 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS INC.,
January, 2004
“How to effectively use Written Discovery”

• PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS INC.,
January, 2004
“How to Use the Regulations in Nursing Home Litigation”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR SECTION EDUCATION INSTITUTE,
January, 2004
“Advanced Trial Preparation and Advocacy Practice”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR SECTION EDUCATION INSTITUTE,
January, 2004
“Advanced Mediation Strategies for the Sophisticated Negotiator – 10 Guaranteed Ways to Get Better Results for Your Clients in Mediation”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR SECTION EDUCATION INSTITUTE,
January, 2004
“From Stone and Chisel to a New Era in a Paperless Information Technology”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
October, 2004
“From Stone to Chisel to the New Era in Information Technology”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
October, 2004
“10 Guaranteed Ways to Get Better Results for Your Clients in Mediation”

• LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW SYMPOSIUM,
October 2004
“More Than Compromise: Confronting Mediation Process Misconceptions”

• SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BAR ASSOCIATION,
November, 2004
“Ten Mistakes Made By Attorneys to Kill Any Mediation”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, SMALL FIRM AND SOLO SECTION,
November, 2004
“Big Business Solutions for Small Firms”

2005 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• SAN FERNANDO BAR ASSOCIATION,
January, 2005
“Mars and Venus in the Mediation.”

• VALENCIA BUSINESS ASSOCIATES,
July, 2005
“How to Build Rapport.”

• SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIATION ASSOCIATION,
October, 2005
“Principles of Persuasion and Science Applied in Mediation”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
October, 2005
“Breakthrough Mediation Strategies: A New Program For Understanding the Theory and Practice of Negotiation Techniques That Really Work.”

• SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIATION ASSOCIATION, 17TH ANNUAL INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE,
November, 2005
“The Attorney’s Role In Mediation”

2006 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR SECTION EDUCATION INSTITUTE,
January, 2006
“Breakthrough Mediation Strategies”

• HR NETWORK,
July 2006
“Dispute Resolution Strategies in Employment Cases”

• ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION,
July, 2006
“Mediating Elder Law Cases”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
October, 2006
“Breakthrough Mediation Strategies: A New Program For Understanding the Theory and Practice of Negotiation Techniques That Really Work.”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
October, 2006
“Everything you want to know about negotiations, you can learn from the Movies.”

• SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BAR ASSOCIATION,
November, 2006
“Negotiating in the Dark: Lessons from the Movies”

2007 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
September, 2007
“Negotiating in the Dark: Learn about Deal Making From the Movies”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
September, 2007
“Landmines in Settlement Agreements”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
September, 2007
“Ready or Not: Preparing Your Practice for Unpredictable Events”

• WARNER BROTHERS ANNUAL RETREAT,
October, 2007
“Negotiating in the Dark: Learn about Deal Making From the Movies”

• GEORGE MCBURNEY BUSINESS INN OF COURT,
October, 2007
“Ethical Traps in Settlement Agreements”

2008 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
October, 2008
“Negotiating in the Dark: Learn about Deal Making From the Movies”

2009 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• HART SCHOOL DISCTRICT, ADMINISTRATICE ACADEMY,
November, 2009
“Conflict in the Schools: A Mediator’s Approach to Solutions”

2010 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CONVENTION,
August 5, 2010
“Culture and Negotiations”

• CAALA, 21st Annual Convention,
August 5, 2010
“The Basics of Elder Abuse”

• SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS INTERINDEMNITY EXCHANGE,
August 5, 2010
“Elder Abuse: An Issue For All Healthcare Providers”

• PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS INC., NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE CONFERENCE V,
August 5, 2010
“How OBRA is Used”

• CONSUMER ATTORNEYS OF LOS ANGELES,
August 5, 2010
“Convening Mediations”

• ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION,
August 5, 2010
“Starting Your Own Law Firm Seminar”

• STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA SOLO AND SMALL FIRM SUMMITT,
January, 2010
“Top Ten Reasons Why Cases Don’t Settle At Mediation and How to Avoid Them”

• WARNER CENTER ESTATE & TAX PLANNING COUNCIL,
February, 2010
“Top 10 Mistakes made in Mediations”

• SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIATION ASSOCIATION,
February, 2010
“112 Ways to Succeed in Your Mediation Practice”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR,
Webinar March, 2010
“Settlement Traps”
“Facebook and Other Social Media”

• ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DEFENSE COUNSEL,
March, 2010
“Negotiating in the Dark: Learn about Deal Making From the Movies”

• ORANGE COUNTY OCBA SOLO SMALL FIRM SECTION LUNCH MEETING,
May 20, 2010
“21st Century strategies For Making It in Your Law Practice during a Bad Economy”

• RESOLUTIONS, ROUND TABLE, NEWYORK.
August 5, 2010

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR ANNUAL MEETING, MONTERREY
September 23, 2010
“Surviving the Economy: Tips on How to Make Your Practice Most Cost Efficient”

September 25, 2010
“Navigating Facebook, Linkedin & Social Media for your Law Practice”

• CANHR ELDER LAW CONFERENCE, MONTEREY
November 19, 2010
Moderator “Point/Counter Point”

2011 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR WEBINAR
January 13, 2011
“Cost Cutting Strategies to Reduce Your Budge and Overhead”

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAY CYBER INSTITUTE
January 18, 2011
“The Legal Pandora’s Box called Facebook & Social Networking”

• SANTA CLARITA VALLEY BAR ASSOCIATION
March 17, 2011
“Navigating Facebook, Linkedin & Social Media for your Law Practice”

• SEQUOIA CHARTER SCHOOL – CAREER DAY
April 01, 2011
Keynote Speaker

• CALIFORNIA STATE BAR SOLO & SMALL FIRM SUMMIT, Anaheim
June 23, 2011
“Dealing with Difficult Clients & Opposing Counsel – Successful Strategies & Tactics”

• STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA, ANNUAL MEETING, Long Beach, CA
September 16, 2011
“Ethical Malpractice – Traps in Settlement Negotiations”.
“Dealing with Difficult Clients & Opposing Counsel –
Successful Strategies & Tactics”.

2012 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA, “SKILL BUILDERS WEBINAR”
March 21, 2012
“Mediation Strategies – Ten Tips for Negotiating”.

• STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA, “SKILL BUILDERS WEBINAIR”
April 11, 2012
“Effective Presentation Skills”

• CONTINUING EDUCATION OF THE BAR (CEB) CONFERENCE. – Santa Monica, CA
September 14, 2012
“Dealing with Difficult Clients and Opposing Counsel: Successful Strategies and Tactics”

• ARAB AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFONRIA (AALASC) MCLE DINNER – West Los Angeles, CA
September 20, 2012
“10 Reasons Why Cases Don’t Settle”

2013 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA, ANNUAL MEETING, San Jose, CA
October 12, 2013
“Negotiations with Difficult People”

2014 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, 2014 – Ojai, CA
May 02 2014
“How to get the Mediator to see it your way: Mediators Insights into successful Employment Advocacy”

• STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA Convention, San Diego
September 13, 2014
“Dealing with Difficult People”

2015 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association Dinner
April 16, 2015
“Dealing with Difficult People”

• STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA CONVENTION, 2015 Anaheim, CA
October 10, 2015
“Improve Your Mediation Skills”

2016 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• CALIFORNIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
February 10, 2016
“Storytelling Techniques in Mediation and Litigation”

PUBLICATIONS:

Products Liability in Medical Device Cases,
Can David Beat Goliath?, Forum, May, 1995

Products Liability in Medical Device Cases,
after Medtronic, Inc. v. Lohr, Advocate, November, 1996

Section 364 – The 90 Day Blunder,
Forum, January/February, 1998

Trusted Texts – Cross-Examining Medical Experts on Learned Treatises,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 3, 1998

Risk Assessment: — Contractor Liability for Employee Injuries,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 2, 1998

Mountain or Molehill? Defective 90-Day Notices in Medical Malpractice Actions,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 2, 1999

How the Litigation Privilege Has Been Litigated,
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, October, 1998

Jurassic Tort? Third Party Spoliation Survives, For Now.
Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 31, 1999

Periodic Inequity,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 5, 1999

At Risk Elders: Enhanced Remedies Only Available For Egregious Abuse,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 2, 1999

Expertise, Verdicts & Settlements,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 4, 1999

Discovery – Many New Lawyers Want Trial Experience Immediately After Passing The Bar,
But This Ignores the Importance of Careful and Thorough Discovery,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements, June 18, 1999

Beyond Limits: Elder Abuse Claims Not Subject to MICRA,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 2, 1999

All Intents: Supreme Court Limits Expansion of Proposition 213,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 30, 1999

Unbinding Binding Arbitration: Has the Defendant Waived the Right to Compel Arbitration?,
Forum, September, 1999

Tough Fight: Avoiding Mandatory Arbitration Clauses,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 28, 1999

First Aid for Third Parties, Verdicts and Settlements,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 22, 1999

Tricky Trial, Understanding Dangers That Arise in Medical-Malpractice Litigation,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 3, 1999

Harmful Homes, Despite Heavy Regulation, Many Patients Are Still Being Abused,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 4, 2000

Laying Out the Proof, New Technologies Make Demonstrative Evidence Easier to Use in Settlement Negotiations,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements, March 31, 2000

Patient Evaluation, Analyzing An Elder-Abuse Case Requires a Systemic Investigation,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 7, 2000

Procedural Hurdle, Pleading Requirements of Section 425.13 Apply To Elder-Abuse Cases,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 5, 2000

Busy System,
Elder-Abuse Appellate Cases Are Increasing, July 7, 2000

Rising Sun, Los Angeles Daily Journal,
Verdicts & Settlements, August 18, 2000

Essential Expert, Overcoming the Inherent Hurdles in Medical-Malpractice Cases,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 6, 2000

Free Fall,
Los Angeles Daily Journal,
Verdicts & Settlements, November 10, 2000

Light of Day,
Los Angeles Daily Journal,
Verdicts & Settlements, December 8, 2000

Swallowing Neglect,
Los Angeles Daily Journal,
Verdicts & Settlements, December 22, 2000 (Case in Focus)

Picture Perfect,
by Leonard Novarro,
Los Angeles Daily Journal,
Verdicts & Settlements, December 22, 2000 (Litigator in Focus)

Respecting Our Elders,
Los Angeles Lawyers, December, 2000

Elder Abuse Litigation,
California State Bar Association, Small &
Solo Firm Newsletter, April, 2001

Think Ahead, Summary Judgment and Adjudication Motions Require Careful Study,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 17, 2001

All On Board, Each Chapter Of The American Inns Of Court Helps Its Members Become More Effective Advocates And Counselors And Gain A Keener Ethical Awareness,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements, June 20, 2001

Disadvantaged Class – Section 425.13 Motions Not Necessary In Elder Abuse Cases,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 2, 2001

Age Enlightenment,
Los Angeles Daily Journal,
Verdicts and Settlements,
Ringside Debates Series, September 5, 2001

How to Stay Out of the Frying Pan —
Foundation for Scientific Evidence,
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Association,
19th Annual Convention, September, 2001

The Graying of America,
Law Enforcement Technology, October, 2001 (contributor)

Byte the Bullet – Small Firms And Solo Practitioners May Be Scared Off By the Steep Prices, But Buying High-tech Gadgets Will Pay Off In the Long Run,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements, October 24, 2001

Elder Abuse Law,
California Lawyer, November 2001

Father Time, Determining the Statute of Limitations in Elder-Abuse Cases,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 3, 2001

Going Too Far,
Los Angeles Daily Journal,
Verdicts & Settlements Magazine, April 12, 2002

How To Win Friends and Influence People in Law (Original Title),
Los Angeles Daily Journal,
Verdicts & Settlements Magazine, July 19, 2002

Nonverbal Cues Can Give Counsel Vital Information,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 8, 2003

Negotiations and Mediation, Tort,
Trial and Insurance Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association, Winter, 2004

How to Calculate an Opening Offer,
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, March, 2004

Hostage Negotiations Secrets in Mediation,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 5, 2004

Mehta’s Magic, Big News,
The Magazine of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California, May/June, 2004

The Bottom Line on the Bottom Line,
Bar Notes, A Publication of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association,
October, 2004

Five Fatal Flaws —
Common Mistakes Made By Negotiators in Mediation,
Advocate Magazine, January, 2005

Schmooze Power,
Bar Notes, A Publication of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association,
January, 2005

This is a Hold-Up! Using SWAT Hostage Negotiation Techniques To Overcome Barriers in Mediation,
Big News, The Magazine of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California,
Spring, 2005.

Three Essential Traits of a Highly Successful Mediator: How to Develop Trustworthiness, Creativity, and Persistence,
SCMA News, October, 2005.

Negotiations: A Battle of the Sexes,
Advocate Magazine, January, 2006

MICRA and beyond: Preparing your client and yourself for medical malpractice mediation,
Advocate Magazine, July, 2006

He Says, She Says: Gender Differences in Negotiations,
Bar Notes, A Publication of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association,
September 2006

Homeruns aren’t just for Ballplayers: Using Baseball Arbitration Techniques To Get Great Results For Clients,
Bar Notes, A Publication of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association,
April, 2007

Lasting Agreement,
Los Angeles Lawyer, September, 2007 (Cover Featured)

Enforcement Enigmas: Settlement Agreements are Enforceable When Counsel Observe Important Formalities,
Big News, The Magazine of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California,
September, 2007.

Born Negotiator Thrives on Toughest Cases,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, Verdicts and Settlements (Profile), September 28, 2007

Enforceable Settlement Agreements,
California Bar Journal, November, 2007

Mediation Technology,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, March, 2008

Fairness,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, May, 2008

Mediation: Will your settlement be lost to taxes? And what if defendant doesn’t pay?
Advocate, July 2008

Stages of Grief,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, August, 2008

It’s Not Just Fair, It’s Favorable To You,
The Signal, September, 2008

Sticky Settlement Agreements,
Valley Lawyer, September, 2008

The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office, “Finding Office Space and Location – Facilities Manager”
Published by The State Bar of California, Contributing Author, 2008

The Raisin and the Negotiator, V
alley Lawyer, March, 2009

The Clause Come Out,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, May, 2009

112 Ways to Succeed in any Negotiation or Mediation, June, 2009

Six things that you must know about Medicare reimbursement rights,
The Advocate Magazine, July, 2009

Mediate when the time is Right, Big News for smaller firms,
The Magazine of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California, June/July, 2009

Why some cases settle and other do not,
The Advocate Magazine, October, 2009

22 Ways for Attorneys to Use Twitter,
Valley Lawyer Magazine, November, 2009

Reimbursing Medicare,
California Lawyer, January, 2010.

What Are The Parties’ Real Goals in Medical Injury Lawsuits?,
Big News, The Magazine of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California, December 2009/January 2010

The Art Of Apologizing,
Daily Journal, February, 2010

Why Do We Procrastinate?
Daily Journal, March, 2010

Let a Global Audience Decide Your Dispute,
Daily Journal, March, 2010

Lessons From Hostage Negotiation,
IndUS Business Journal, March, 2010

Negotiating Know-How, Working Mother Magazine, J
une/July, 2010 – interview with M.R. Kylis

Regulations for Elderly Care are a Tangled Web,
Daily Journal, San Francisco, November, 2010

Eight Listening Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People, News for Smaller Firms,
The Magazine of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California, October/November, 2010

The Talented Mr. Khell, Daily Journal,
Los Angeles, November, 2010

Negotiating Know-How, Working Mother Magazine,
June/July, 2010 – interview with M.R. Kylis

Regulations for Elderly Care are a Tangled Web,
Daily Journal, San Francisco, November, 2010.

The Talented Mr. Khell, Daily Journal,
Los Angeles, November, 2010

When There Is a Possibility of Conflicting Rulings, Is Arbitration Appropriate?
Daily Journal Verdict and Settlements, December 2010.

Eight Listening Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People – And What Not To Do About It,
Valley Lawyers, January, 2011

Bottling Up Happiness,
Los Angeles Daily Journal, January, 2011

Anger in Mediation – Tool or Tactic?
Big News, January, 2011

Think Outside the Box: Working Towards a Resolution,
Daily Journal, July, 2011

Red-flag clients can put the black flag on your practice,
The Advocate, May 2013.

Walk This Way,
Daily Journal, March 2014.

Note – Taking Apps to Save the Day,
Valley Lawyer, June 2014

Ping-Pong and Negotiating Settlements,
Daily Journal Verdicts and Settlements, August 01, 2014

Procedures and Applications for Obtaining Electronic Signatures,
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, September 2014

Daily Journal, “Underwood House of Negotiations”, March 27, 2015

The Art of storytelling (in mediation),
Daily Journal, September 18, 2015.

The Power of Metaphors,
Valley Lawyer Magazine, November, 2015