"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


For over 25 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 well over 100 hours of specialized training in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, including Ethics and Fairness Training for Pro Tem Judicial Officers. She has also completed three-day courses in “Mediating Complex Construction Disputes”, "Mediating the Complex Case", and the two-day course “Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution” offered by the Straus 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 and Delay
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment (wrongful termination, discrimination and wage and hour claims)
  • Family Law
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Lemon Law
  • Mortgage/Foreclosure Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Property (including eminent domain, easements and commissions)