Robinson, Peter

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is managing director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and associate professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. He has presented advanced negotiation and mediation skills courses in more than 39 states and foreign countries. Serving on the board of the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles, Robinson mediated more than 300 disputes and pioneered how a religiously based mediation center could serve public agencies through governmental grants. Robinson serves a wide range of clients from government agencies and various private sector companies in the legal, real estate, consulting, manufacturing, and insurance industries.

  • Mediator at the Agency for Dispute Resolution (2012-Present)
  • Managing Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Present)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University School of Law (Present)
  • Past President and Board Member of Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles
  • Staff Attorney with Pensions Benefit Guaranty Corporation (1980-1985)
  • J.D. at Hastings College of Law (1980)
  • B.A. at University of California (San Diego) (1977)
  • Member of the California State Bar.
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.
  • Secretary of the Southern California Mediation Association.
  • Member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Member of the American Bar Association ADR Section.
  • Board Member of Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, Dispute Resolution Serivces of the LACBA, Southern California Mediation Association, and California Dispute Resolution Council.
  • Southern California “Super Lawyers” in Mediation category (2006).
  • Southern California Mediation Association “Peacemaker of the Year” (1999).
  • Settlement Conference Judge- Legal Lion or Problem Solving Lamg: An Emprical Documentation of Judicial Settlement Conference Practices and Techniques, 33 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 113 (2009).
  • Adding Judicial Mediation to the Debate about Judges Attempting to Settle Cases Assigned to Them for Trial, 2006 J. DISP. RESOL. 335 (2006).
  • Peter Robinson et al,. Encouraging “Dynamic Adaptive Dispute Systems” in the Organized Workplace, 10 HARV. NEGOT. L. REV. 339 (2005)
  • Centuries of Contract Common Law Can’t Be All Wrong: Why the UMA’s Exception to Mediation Confidentiality in Enforcement Proceedings Should be Embraced and Broadened, 2003 J. DISP. RESOL. 135 (2003).

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