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IMI Certified Mediator
United States
Commercial, Copyright and IP, Entertainment, Franchise, Insurance
AAA - American Arbitration Association
Mediation Profile

Owner, Louise A. LaMothe, A Professional Corporation, private mediation and arbitration; Also, since 2014 United States Magistrate Judge, Central District of California (part time); formerly associate and partner, Irell & Manella, Los Angeles, CA, 1974-1992; senior litigation principal, Riordan & McKinzie (now Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP), Los Angeles, CA, 1992-1996; of counsel, Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert & Matz, Los Angeles, CA, 1996-1999

Mediator beginning in 1993; has mediated hundreds of cases, including many under both California state and federal court programs, as well as international disputes.

My mediation style is fitted to the circumstances of each case. I am usually fairly facilitative, but am evaluative where it is necessary

Commercial and employment, domestic and international; intellectual property; partnerships; franchises and joint ventures; entertainment; real estate and insurance.

In California Central Coast area, $800/ hour; elsewhere, $900/ hour; no charge for travel within 100 miles of Santa Barbara; video conferencing available on request

College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA); American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, Section of Litigation, former Chair, Section of Litigation (1992-93); California State Bar; Santa Barbara and Ventura County Bar Associations; California Women Lawyers (life member), Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Women Lawyers Associations

Louise LaMothe +1-310-503-9867
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Training and Education

Strauss Institute (Pepperdine University School of Law) Mediating the Litigated case, 1997; AAA training programs annually; other mediation training periodically

College of Commercial Arbitrators, Evolving Roles: The Appropriate Role of Arbitrators in the Continuum of Dispute Resolution (2015); ABA Webinar, Representing Clients in Mediation: A Master Class in Mediation Advocacy (2015); ABA Section of Litigation, Mediation with the Masters (2010)

Mediating Multi Party Cases, ABA Section Of Dispute Resolution, April 2018


"Med-Arb: Yes or No?" NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer (Spring 2012); "Want to have More Successful Mediations?" ABA, Section of Litigation, Mediation with the Masters (2010)


IMI Code of Professional Conduct; California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC) Standards of Practice for California Mediators

IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process

Complete Equity Markets, Inc. (in CA d/b/a/ Complete Equity Markets Insurance Agency, Inc. SL# OD44077, Arbitrators and Mediators Professional Liability Insurance, $1 MM

Louise LaMothe
U.S. Magistrate Judge/mediator and arbitrator
American Arbitration Association
United States