"The best move you can make in negotiation is to think of an incentive the other person hasn't even thought of - and then meet it."
- Eli Broad

Mediator

For over 20 years Katherine Gallo has served as a mediator and Pro Tem Settlement Conference Judge in over 500 cases with a settlement rate of 90%. She has been asked to serve on the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Panels for the Superior Courts of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

Ms. Gallo has over 100 hours of specialized mediation training, which include over 25 hours of training for Pro Tem Judicial Officers and 24 hours at the ABA Dispute Resolution Conferences in 2008 and 2010. She has also completed the well regarded three day course programs in “Mediating Complex Construction Disputes” and “Mediating the Complex Case,” offered by the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University.

Types of cases Katherine Gallo has successfully brought to resolution:

  • Business Disputes (including commercial contracts and partnership dissolutions)
  • Class Actions
  • Construction Defect (including liens and construction operations losses)
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment (wrongful termination, discrimination and wage and hour claims)
  • Family Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Lemon Law
  • Mortgage/Foreclosure disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Property (including eminent domain, easements and commissions)