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Mediator Information
Name Dennis H. Sapire, PhD
Law Firm Law Office of Dennis H. Sapire, Esq.
Location Palm Springs Rancho Mirage,
Practice Areas
Business, Contract, Family Law, Insurance, Landlord/Tenant, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Probate, and any matter in which my skills as a Licensed Psychologist may be helpful.
Date of Admission to the California State Bar
First Year Mediation Experience
  • LLB (JD equivalent), Witwatersrand University (1978)
  • PhD, California School of Professional Psychology (2001)
Bar Memberships
  • State of California (since 1986)
  • Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa (since 1982)
  • Advocate of the High Court of Lesotho (since 1982)
Professional Association Memberships
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member, Desert Bar Association
  • Panel member, RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc.
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Former Panel Member, LA County Bar Association, DRS
  • Former Panel Member, Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate Circuit, Los Angeles
Additional Information
I have a broad litigation background, having practiced as an associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, and Rosen, Wachtell & Gilbert (both in Los Angeles), and having run trials and argued appeals all the way up to the Supreme Court of South Africa. My expertise in Clinical Health Psychology (I have staff privileges at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage) and Psychosexual Therapy (being a Consultant at the Desert Center for Sexuality Awareness, Rancho Mirage and CEU lecturer) make me an ideal choice for PI cases involving head injury and/or sexual sequelae, as well as custody or disputes in which mental status is an issue. My PhD dissertation on court-referred PI mediation was sponsored by the LA County Bar Association.