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Lavdiotis Mediation

A mediator who gets your case settled

Services offered via Zoom unless special accommodations are required


Chris was a founding partner of Lombardi, Loper & Conant, LLP, formed on September 1, 1999, serving as a partner until January 1, 2007, then as Of Counsel to the firm.  Prior to that, he was a partner at the former Oakland law firm of Hardin, Cook, Loper, Engel & Bergez.


Chris has mediated in excess of 5000 cases and has served as an arbitrator in excess of 500 cases.  He has dispute resolution experience in personal injury; products liability; premises liability; employment matters; uninsured and underinsured motorist; insurance disputes; legal malpractice; medical malpractice; broker errors & omissions; real estate matters; business and breach of contract matters; construction disputes; government tort liability; consumer protection/”lemon law” matters; environmental issues; landlord-tenant; and security and police cases.


In past years, Chris served as a panelist for the Alameda and Contra Costa Superior Courts’ arbitration and mediation services, including the Alameda Superior Court Early Disposition Program and SETL program; Contra Costa Superior Court EASE program; the San Francisco Superior Court Pre-Arbitration Settlement Conference Program; and the Alameda County Bar Association ADR program. 

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Mediation & Arbitration


$500 per hour*
4-hour minimum half-day
8-hour minimum full-day

No administrative charges
*as of January 01, 2022


Late cancellation fee of $2000
if canceled/postponed
14 days prior to session


"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chris for several years and have found him to be a remarkably effective mediator. He engenders trust, confidence, and comfort in clients who are unfamiliar with the mediation process.  I would not hesitate to have him serve as a mediator in any of my cases.” 

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