Joe the Mediator


Joe has been asked over the years to act as an arbitrator in a variety of different disputes. Joe has seen arbitration become more and more cumbersome, turning it into an expensive court trial rather than what it was designed to be: quicker and cheaper. He has the insight to be an effective arbitrator at the same time giving parties the opportunity to work through the process in a much more efficient manner than is presently the norm.

Recognitions and Awards

Joe has been a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1986 and was the tenth lawyer in California elected to its State Bar Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. In 2001, he was named the Distinguished Lawyer of the Year by the Sacramento County Bar Association and in 2002 was the Alumnus of the Year for the Sacramento Chapter of the Hastings Alumni Association. Joe has been included in Best Lawyers of America since its inception, and in 2010 was named Best Lawyer of the Year for Commercial Litigation in Sacramento and in 2012 is named in four categories: Bet the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance and Litigation-Real Estate. He has also been included in the Northern California Super Lawyers since its inception. Joe also finished 5411th in the 83rd running of the Boston AA Marathon.

Joe has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in an extraordinarily wide range of disputes:

  • Accounting Malpractice
  • Anti-trust
  • Banking
  • Class Actions
  • Intellectual Property (copyright infringement, trademark and trade secrets)
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Commercial and Agricultural Lending
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Employment
  • FPPC Actions
  • Fraud
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate (environmental, development, lending)
  • Securities
  • Toxic Mold

For more about Joe see About and Case History.