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Mediator Information
Name John A. Babcock, Esq.
Law Firm Babcock & Cappelli
Location Laguna Niguel
Practice Areas
Commercial transactions and litigation, business and corporate, real estate and common interest development, estate planning, wills and trusts, farm, dairy and agricultural litigation and transaction. Representative clients include: business, corporate, manufacturing, real estate, homeowners associations, farm and dairy industry.
Date of Admission to the California State Bar
1972
First Year Mediation Experience
2000
Education
  • Juris Doctor, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (1972)
  • Bachelor's Degree, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business (1969)

ADR-Specific

  • "Mediating the Litigated Case," Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 42 hours (2009)
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar - dispute resolution and arbitration courses, 30-40 hours (1985 - 2013)
  • Annual continuing education with RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc., 15-20 hours (2000 - 2011)
  • Annual continuing education with Orange County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 25-30 hours (2010 – 2013)
  
Bar Memberships
State of California (1972)
Professional Association Memberships
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Riverside County Bar Association
  • Panelist, RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc.
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
Additional Information

Current Law Practice
Partner, Babcock & Cappelli, LLP (Oct. 1990 – 2012; Babcock & Cappelli, 2012 to present). Senior Partner with AV rated firm. Practice areas: commercial transactions and litigation, family law, business and corporate, real estate and common interest development, estate planning, wills and trusts, farm, dairy and agricultural litigation and transaction. Representative clients include: business, corporate, manufacturing, real estate, homeowners associations, farm and dairy industry.

Mediation Experience
Panelist of RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc. from its inception; original member Riverside County Dispute Resolution Panel - monthly mediations; numerous private mediations and arbitrations in general civil, agriculture, family law, general business litigation.

Arbitration Experience
Forty One years general civil, business, family law litigation and business transactional, wills and trusts, farm and agricultural transactional and litigation; arbitrated in all areas in 41 years of practice. Continuing education emphasis in dispute resolution. Additional courses through RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc. and the Orange County Bar Association's ADR Section; yearly mediation and ADR training. RCSC Mediation Panel Court Ordered Mediations; 10 - 15 per year.

Professional History
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubble (current)
  • Partner, Butterwick, Babcock, Cappelli & Bright (Oct. 1981 - Sept. 1990) — Senior partner in AV rated mid-size law firm. Practice area: family law, supervision and trial of complex business and civil actions, commercial transactions and litigation, debtor-creditor issues, resolution and litigation, bankruptcy, agriculture, farm, ranch and dairy litigation and transactional.
  • Partner, Swarner & Fitzgerald (Oct. 1972 - Sept. 1981) — Partner with AV-rated mid-size law firm. Practice areas: trial work in family law, business and corporate transactional, general civil actions, law and motion. Tried and arbitrated: contract, family law, real estate and commercial matters.