ADR Neutrals

The members of GKHS are regularly retained by private parties to act as neutrals in mediation, and are known for their dedication to resolving matters in which they are retained.

Each of the partners of GKHS have acted as judicial arbitrators under the San Francisco Superior Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Jeremy Sugerman and Geoffrey Gordon-Creed were also for many years active panelists with the San Francisco Superior Court’s Early Settlement Program, acting as mediators for civil cases before trial. Mr. Sugerman and Mr. Gordon-Creed both have strong track records of getting cases settled.

For thirteen years Mr. Sugerman was also an arbitration panelist for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Attorney-Client Fee Dispute program, in which he often acted as chief arbitrator.  He is now Chair of the Attorney-Client Fee Dispute committee, which oversees the fee dispute program.  In the years that he was a panelist, Mr. Sugerman heard and resolved fee disputes with claims ranging in size from a few thousand to millions of dollars.