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:
Wage and Hour (including class actions)
Purchase and Sale
ADA Construction Access
(Ms. Eskridge is a licensed real estate broker, so she is quite familiar with this area of the law.)
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.)
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.