Harris E. WeinbergMediator
Harris Weinberg is a full time commercial mediator. He has been engaged in mediation since 1972 when he established a mediation program for troubled juveniles as part of the Vermont Juvenile Justice System. He commenced his practice of commercial mediation in 1989, and has since served as the mediator to assist in resolving in excess of 4,000 disputes. During his career, Mr. Weinberg has presided over cases of every type, from international, environmental and public policy disputes to corporate, insurance, construction, employment, real estate, contract, maritime and negligence actions.
Mr. Weinberg practiced law in Burlington, Vermont from 1972 until moving to San Francisco in 1978, and continued the practice of both law and mediation until 1996, when mediation became his exclusive field of practice. His legal career involved extensive representation of a broad spectrum of commercial and litigation matters, including contract, corporate, real estate, employment, insurance coverage, business torts, personal injury, medical jurisprudence and banking, including case management and adjudication. He enjoys an AV rating as an attorney and mediator from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Weinberg has both national and international experience as a mediator and speaker. He has traveled frequently to Italy at the request of the U.S. State Department and the invitation of the Italian government, where he has addressed conferences on mediation in Florence and Perugia, as well as the Italian Justice Ministry and leaders of Italy’s legal and judicial communities at the U.S. Embassy in Rome. He continues to serve as a consultant to Italy’s implementation of ADR into its judicial system. He has traveled to Jerusalem to work with Israeli, Arab and Palestinian government leaders, diplomats, industrialists and academicians to examine the uses of mediation in resolution of their conflicts. Mr. Weinberg has spoken at conferences of corporate general counsel, bar associations, risk managers, insurance companies and trade and professional groups engaged in the negotiation and representation of legal disputes throughout the United States.
As a teacher and trainer, Mr. Weinberg has served on the faculty of the Harvard University Law School’s Mediation Workshop. He has trained panelists for the American Arbitration Association; has participated in the University of San Francisco Law School’s training of mediators for the Argentinean judiciary; has lectured at University of California School of Law at Boalt Hall and Golden Gate University, and has, since 1991, served as trainer to the San Francisco Community Boards.
Mr. Weinberg was named the American Arbitration Association's Northern California Mediator of the Year in 1996, and, until resigning his affiliation with AAA in 2003, served on the select Employment, Insurance and Commercial/ Business panels of the AAA’s Center for Mediation. He has served as Mediator and Special Master to the United States District Court, Northern District of California, and as Mediator and Judge Pro Tem to the San Francisco Trial Courts. Mr. Weinberg was named 2005 Distinguished Mediator of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and has been recognized by San Francisco Magazine in its annual listing of Northern California’s Super Lawyers.
During his tenure in Vermont, Mr. Weinberg served as Professor of Business Law at the University of Vermont. From 1982 until 1997, he held the position of Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the California College of Podiatric Medicine.
Harris Weinberg is the father of three children. He lives in Piedmont, California, and is married to businesswoman Dana Corvin. He and his wife are involved in numerous civic, religious and charitable organizations.
For scheduling matters with Mr. Weinberg, please contact his assistant, Linda Frost, at (415) 674-8884 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org