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Mediator Information
Name Gregory G. Rizio
Law Firm Rizio & Nelson
Location Riverside County, Orange County
Practice Areas
Personal Injury, Catastrophic Injuries,Wrongful Death, Employment Law
Date of Admission to the California State Bar
1991
Education
  • Juris Doctorate, California Western School of Law, San Diego, Calif. (1991)
  • Georgetown University, ICPES, Washington D.C. (1987)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Point Loma Nazarene College, San Diego, Calif., cum laude (1988)

ADR-Specific Education

  • "Mediating the Litigated Case," 42-hour course, Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Orange County Bar Association Mediations and arbitrations (1997‑present)
  • Riverside County Court Appointed Arbitrator (1997‑present)
Bar Memberships
  • State of California (1991)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California (1991)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (1991)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (1991)
  • U.S. Federal Courts (1991)
  • Supreme Court of California (1991)
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California (1992)
Professional Association Memberships
  • Member, American Board of Trial Attorneys, Inland Empire Chapter (A.B.O.T.A.) (2010-Present)
  • President, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire Chapter (CAOIE) (2011-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire Chapter (CAOIE) (2008-Present)
  • Member, Riverside County Bar Association (1992-present)
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc. — Handling all aspects of fee disputes in various criminal cases or personal injury matters (1992-Present)
  • Court-Appointed Mediator, Riverside Superior Court (1992-Present)
  • Member, California Public Defenders Association (1994-Present)
  • Member/Fee Arbitrator, Orange County Bar Association/Trial Lawyers — Handling all aspects of fee disputes in various civil cases (1995-Present)
  • Member, CAALA (1998-Present)
  • Member, Italian American Lawyers Association (Orange County) (2006-Present)
Additional Information

Current Law Practice

Gregory Rizio practice personal injury, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and employment law. He’s completed numerous mediations/arbitrations/MSC's acting as both advocate and mediator, including the following well-publicized matters, which he personally handled as a litigator:

  • $9,000,000 dangerous condition/public property (Palumbo vs. San Dimas)
  • $5,312,878 class action (Mason v. Farmers Insurance)
  • $1,750,000 auto/PI (Nakamura v. Aguirre)
  • $1,200,000 empl/harr (confidential)
  • $1,100,000 wrongful death (Jones v. DelPietro)
  • $1,030,000 wrongful death (Flores v. Mullen)
  • $1,000,000 sexual assault (confidential)

Professional History and Other Licenses

  • Multi-year selection as Super Lawyer, Top Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine (2008-2010)
  • Member, Inland Empire Chapter, ABOTA (2010)
  • Board Member, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire (2009-2011)
  • Lincoln Club of California (2004)
  • Los Angeles Trial Attorneys, CAALA (1998-present)
  • Member, Italian American Lawyers Association, Orange County (20060present)
  • Member, Association of Southern California Defense Council (1992-1994)
  • Rizio & Nelson, personal injury, employment, general civil (19940present)
  • Adjunct professor, Simon Greenleaf (1994-1997)
  • Insurance defense, Bruggeman, Smith & Peckham(1992 1994)
  • San Diego District Attorney, Deputy D.A.P.T. (1991 1992)