Gayle L. Eskridge has been a litigation and trial attorney since 1988, representing plaintiffs and defendants.

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Eskridge Mediation & Arbitration

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 arbitration

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, a Senior Mediator and Arbitrator with Mediate.com, and is a Mediator with the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution.

As a experienced litigation attorney, Ms. Eskridge is an expert at analyzing complex facts and laws. Perhaps Ms. Eskridge’s greatest skill, however, is her ability to actually listen to attorneys, parties, and witnesses. Ms. Eskridge has been selected by the American Arbitration Association® for over 50 arbitrations to date, and has also conducted arbitrators through other dispute resolution providers.

Ms. Eskridge has conducted over 250 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

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.