Dana Curtis was among the first attorneys in the country to devote her career exclusively to mediation, beginning her full-time practice in 1991. Since serving for four years as a Circuit Mediator on staff with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Ms. Curtis has maintained her Sausalito-based practice, Dana Curtis Mediation. The Los Angeles Daily Journal has recognized her as one of the 50 “Best Neutrals” in California.
Ms. Curtis is experienced in a wide range of ADR processes (training, mediation, early neutral evaluation, special master and independent fact-finding), and has written widely on the subject of mediation. She has also been active in the mediation community, serving for ten years as Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco; as a member of the California State Bar ADR Committee; and as a member of the board of directors of the California Dispute Resolution Institute. She is a charter member of the San Francisco Mediation Society. Ms. Curtis serves on numerous Bay Area court and national mediation panels, including the Employment Mediation Panel of Boston Law Collaborative. She is the supplement editor for the California Arbitration and Mediation Practice Guide and can be reached at www.danacurtismediation.com.