Southern California Mediator has Unique Expertise with Difficult, High Conflict Personality Parties.
Paul Fisher has resolved many hundreds of disputes as Mediator since 1985, and has heard hundreds of cases as Arbitrator since 1978. Paul has been a full time mediator since 1991. Previously, he was in a litigation practice specializing in complex real estate, business and construction disputes.
He was an adjunct professor of law at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University 2002 – 2012. Paul was named to the Distinguished Panel of Neutrals of New York’s CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. He has received the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Award for Case of the Year.
Paul is a nationally published author, and frequent speaker at the national level. He is Co-Vice Chair of the ABA Trust and Fiduciary Litigation Committee and immediate past Co-Chair of the ABA Committee on Emotional and Psychological Issues in Estate Planning. He has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the area of dispute resolution from 2007 through 2017.
Paul has a special talent for highly emotionally driven disputes and managing high conflict personality parties and their attorneys. These difficult personality types (histrionic, narcissistic, borderline and antisocial) drive disputes more than the perceived “facts” and “the law” do and can be managed.
Attorneys have commented, “Fisher was amazing in settling two extremely contentious cases. He was smart, intuitive, tough and fair.” “Paul Fisher is a first class mediator with an ability to understand the legal issues, and more importantly, the emotional and psychological issues, of any case. I strongly recommend Mr. Fisher as a mediator on any case.” “You really did walk on water in our case.” “Paul projects a Solomon type wisdom. He tenaciously works to soften the most stubborn litigant, and has a knack for boosting their self esteem as a reward for their compromise to achieve resolution.” “Paul, I thought you had just the right approach on this. Great job.” “My assessment of you as a mediator is A+.” “Paul is experienced not only in his knowledge of the law, but in understanding the relationship dynamics that are often at the heart of the dispute. Our mediation successfully settled at 3:30 a.m. due in large part to Paul’s perseverance.” MORE»