Caroline Vincent is a highly successful professional mediator, arbitrator and neutral evaluator with the Los Angeles offices of ADR Services. She has handled over 2,700 disputes over her 26-year professional neutral career, in all types of matters, with focuses on employment, complex commercial, real estate, construction and construction defect, personal injury, professional liability, and family business disputes. Her perseverance, keen intellect, and ability to cut to the heart of the matter while moving parties toward settlement, allows her to deliver a high rate of closure in all types of cases.
As a practicing lawyer for 15 years, Caroline specialized in high end corporate, real estate and commercial transactions at multi-national firms Morrison & Foerster, Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) and Carlsmith Ball. In her own practice she continued in these areas and also employment, personal injury, estate planning and probate.
Caroline has been active in the development of the ADR field since 1983, including 10 years on the Operating Committee of the Neighborhood Justice Center, on the LASC's ADR Courts Committee, and as Presiding Arbitrator of the Santa Monica Bar Association's Attorney Client Fee Arbitration Program. A frequent speaker on ADR topics, she currently serves as adjunct professor with the USC Gould School of Law Advanced Mediation Clinic (DFEH employment & housing matters).
Helping lawyers and their clients resolve disputes is Caroline's passion. She also enjoys collaborative leadership and bringing people together to resolve institutional and community matters. She recently served as Chair of the LACBA Small Firm & Sole Practitioner Section, and for this work was selected for the LACBA President's Outstanding Section Leader Award in both 2019 and 2020. One of her proudest achievements is her 1994 role in designing and facilitating a dialogue on sexual harassment prevention training with 50 employees of the LAPD.