Rosenberg, Steven

Steven Rosenberg, Esq.

A state and national leader in the field of mediation, Steven Rosenberg turned to mediation as an alternative to the present justice system and its frustrations after realizing that by combining his legal and interpersonal skills as a mediator, he could better serve the ends of justice. Rosenberg has mediated more than 1,200 disputes involving commercial, real estate, employment, probate, personal injury, and family law matters. Prior to becoming a full-time mediator, Rosenberg served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps before opening his own private practice in Heidelberg, Germany and later in Kailua, Hawaii. Ultimately Rosenberg settled in Mill Valley, California where he ran his private practice for nearly two decades specializing in civil litigation and domestic relations. Today, Rosenberg is dedicated to the field of mediation as evidenced by his role as professor and his commitment to various ADR and legal committees. Rosenberg is also committed to helping others become skilled mediators, having trained more than 1,000 ADR professionals. In mediations, Rosenberg primarily utilizes a facilitative model to help the parties create their own solutions. By understanding not only the legal and financial issues facing the parties but the emotional barriers, Rosenberg is able to help the parties craft a durable resolution of their dispute.


  • Distinguished Neutral with the Agency for Dispute Resolution (2013-Present)
  • Mediator at Mediation Offices of Steven Rosenberg (1992 – Present)
  • Adjunct Professor at University of San Francisco, School of Law (1993 - 2004)
  • Attorney at Law Offices of Steven Rosenberg, Mill Valley, CA (1976 - 1992)
  • Adjunct Professor at University of San Francisco (1987 - 1988)
  • Partner at Trecker, Rosenberg & Fritz (1975 - 1978)
  • Staff Attorney at Wounded Knee Legal Defense Committee (1974 - 1975)
  • Partner at Rosenberg & Trecker (1972 - 1974)
  • Judge Advocate at U.S. Marine Corps (1969 - 1972)
  • Admitted to United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, and U.S. Court of Military Appeals.
  • Admitted to practice in California, Hawaii, Iowa, and District of Columbia.
  • Advanced Practitioner at Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Founding Member of California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC)
  • Practitioner Member & Approved Consultant at Academy of Family Mediators
  • Member of the State Bar of California, ADR Committee
  • Member of the American Bar Association, ADR Section
  • Member of the Marin County Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • Member of the Marin Association of Realtors
  • Naval Justice School Graduate from Newport Rhode Island (1970)
  • J.D. at University of Iowa (1969)
  • B.A. in Political Science at University of Iowa (1966)
  • Recognized as a Diplomat Member of the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney;
  • Marin County Embraces Court-Annexed ADR, ADR NewsAlert;
  • Mediation Myths, California Litigation News;
  • A Way Out of Going to Court, Marin Independent Journal;
  • What Would You Do? SPIDR; Vol. 21, No. 2;
  • Marin Mediator Looks Beneath the Economics, The Recorder (2007);
Speaking Engagements
  • ADR Topics, California Judges Association;
  • ADR Topics, National College & University Personnel Association;
  • ADR Topics, International Diplomacy Council;
  • ADR Topics, Marin Assn. of Realtors;
  • ADR Topics, Hawaii Bar Association;
  • ADR Topics, State Bar of California;
  • ADR Topics, Judicial Council of California;
  • ADR Topics, Marin County Chamber of Commerce;
  • ADR Topics, Northern California Mediation Association;
  • ADR Topics, Southern California Mediation Association;
  • ADR Topics, California Society of CPA’s

“I enjoy empowering people to resolve disputes without loss of dignity or compromise of their real interests. I seek to facilitate resolution without emotional damage, delay or financial burden often part of litigation.”

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Michele T. Pfeiffer