Mediation has a good chance of success when everyone wants to fix the problem. When anyone wants to fix the blame, or needs to be right, a successful mediation is more challenging but still possible. In either case, a skilled mediator substantially increases the likelihood of agreement.
Richard Hamlin is a passionate mediator and attorney whose practice involves real estate and business disputes, commercial mediation, and outdoor advertising (billboards). He is an accomplished mediator who consistently achieves outstanding results for his clients. Richard received his B.A. from UCLA in 1966 and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1970. He received a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University in 1972. Since then, he has taken classes in mediation, advanced mediation and negotiation from Harvard Law School’s Negotiation Project and from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine.
A member of California State Bar since January 1971, Richard is admitted to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Claims. He works closely with both attorneys and parties to achieve better outcomes than either would achieve in court. Richard Hamlin uses his years of experience as a mediator to guide clients through risk analysis and reach timely settlements.