Eskridge Mediation

Gayle L. Eskridge has been a litigation and trial attorney since 1988, representing plaintiffs and defendants.  With broad litigation and trial experience, Ms. Eskridge has managed thousands of cases and now dedicates the majority of her practice to business, employment, and real estate mediation and litigation.

Ms. Eskridge is an experienced, professional mediator certified by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services, Inc.  Ms. Eskridge is also a Settlement Conference Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court, a Member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Mediator Panel, and a Professional Member of the Southern California Mediation Association.  Ms. Eskridge is also on the American Arbitration Association’s Mediator and Arbitrator panels, an Senior Mediator and Arbitrator with Mediate.com, and is a Mediator with the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution.

Ms. Eskridge has conducted over 175 mediations, including mediations in the following areas:

Employment Law
Discrimination
Harassment
Retaliation
Termination
CFRA/FMLA
Wage and Hour (including class actions)
Fraud

Real Property
Ownership Disputes
Partition Actions
Purchase and Sale
Disclosure Issues
Title Issues
Easement Issues
Tree/View Disputes
Fraud
ADA Construction Access
Broker/Agent Malpractice

(Ms. Eskridge is a licensed real estate broker, so she is quite familiar with this area of the law.)

Business
Contract Disputes
Corporate Issues
Shareholder Issues
Partnership Issues
Unfair Competition
Trade Secrets
Fraud

Legal Malpractice
Negligence
Conflicts of Interest
Trust Account Violations

(Ms. Eskridge is currently the chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, therefore, she is uniquely qualified to mediate or arbitrate attorney malpractice cases.)

Elder Law
Financial Elder Law Abuse
Physical Elder Law Abuse

Ms. Eskridge charges $500 per hour for all time spent in mediation, preparation, and travel.  The hourly rate is the same no matter how many parties and attorneys are involved.  There is never an administrative fee and never a cancellation fee.  Ms. Eskridge generally conducts mediations at her office in Torrance, but will travel, for a fee, if requested by the parties.  Ms. Eskridge’s facilities include multiple conference rooms, coffee and tea service, and free covered parking.