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Mediator Information
Name Cari S. Baum, LL.M.
Law Firm Law Offices of Cari S. Baum; The Shortcut to Resolution (SM)
Location Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties
Practice Areas
Specializes in Business, Employment, Personal Injury and Real Estate but has successfully mediated Intellectual Property, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Coverage, Eminent Domain and Civil Rights disputes.
Date of Admission to the California State Bar
First Year Mediation Experience
  • LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2006)
  • Juris Doctorate, Southwestern University School of Law (1990)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California, Riverside (1983)
  • Bachelor of Science in Administrative Studies, University of California, Riverside (1983)
Bar Memberships
  • State of California (1990)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Professional Association Memberships
  • Member, State Bar of California (1990)
  • Member, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Member, Southern California Mediation Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member, San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member, Women Lawyer’s Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court
  • Chair, Orange County Bar Association ADR Section (2010)
Additional Information

Cari S. Baum is a full-time professional mediator and has extensive training and experience in mediation. She has an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law’s prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Baum has successfully mediated business, real estate, employment, personal injury, intellectual property, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, insurance coverage, eminent domain and civil rights disputes. She specializes in providing mediation services for business, real estate, employment and personal injury disputes.

Baum provides The Shortcut to ResolutionSM, a mediation service tailored to the needs of the parties and their counsel. There is no single model of mediation that is appropriate for every dispute. Baum’s approach is flexible, creative and effective. She evaluates each case individually with the assistance of the parties to determine whether a joint session or private meetings will provide the greatest opportunity for successful resolution at the mediation. Whether utilizing a joint session or private meetings it is crucial for the parties to feel that they have been heard and understood.