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Mediator Information
Name Harry Carpelan
Location Riverside
Practice Areas
Contract, Discovery Disputes, Eminent Domain, Employment/Labor, Insurance, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Professional Malpractice, Real Property
Date of Admission to the California State Bar
  • Certificate, 40-hour training program, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University 
  • Juris Doctorate, University of California, Davis (1981)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Davis (1978)
Bar Memberships
  • California (1981)
  • U.S. District Court of California: Eastern District (1982), Northern District (1982), Southern District (1983), Central District (1988)
  • U.S. Tax Court (2002)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1982)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1992) 
Professional Association Memberships
  • State Bar of California    
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Past member, Shasta County Bar Association
  • Arbitrator, San Bernardino County (1988-present)
  • Arbitrator, Riverside County (1990-present)
  • Mediator, Riverside Superior Court Appointment Panel (2009-present)
  • Panelist, RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc. (2001-present)
  • Judge Pro Tempore, San Bernardino County, Small Claims
Additional Information

Representative Jury Trials

  • Whitlow v. Richardson and Lake Shastina Community Services District, Siskiyou County
  • Grabowski v. Jones, Riverside County
  • Boktor v. Buys and Bredelis, San Bernardino County
  • Nationwide Supply, Inc. v. Master Builders, Inc., San Bernardino County
  • Marez v. Desert Sun Newspapers, Inc., Riverside County
  • Hassanzadah v. SMW Seiko, Inc., Riverside County
  • Mojave Water Agency v. Kasner, San Bernardino County
  • Carroll v. Coachella Valley Water District, Riverside County
  • Citrus El Dorado, LLC v. Coachella Valley Water District, Riverside County 

Published Appellate Opinions 

  • Allen v. Toten and County of Shasta (1985) 172 Cal. App. 3d 1079
  • Miller v. American Honda (1986) 184 Cal. App. 3d 1014
  • Osborn v. Mission Ready Mix (1990) 224 Cal. App. 3d 104
  • Difko Administration v. Superior Court (1994) 24 Cal. App. 4th 126
  • Rotman v. Maclin Markets (1994) 24 Cal. App. 4th 1709