Ana Sambold is one of California's leading figures in the field of alternative dispute resolution. With over a decade of experience as a conflict resolution specialist, she has served as a neutral in over 1,000 cases across a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters. She consistently achieves outstanding results by virtue of her remarkable tenacity, commitment to each case, creativity, and extensive experience.
Ms. Sambold has been recognized as meeting the highest independent standards for neutrals established by the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the International Mediation Institute. She is fluent in Spanish and mediates and arbitrates regularly in both languages. Her unique civil and common law expertise and fluency in Spanish allows her to understand the cultural and legal nuances that facilitate the negotiation and resolution of disputes in multicultural settings and between parties of different nationalities.
Additionally, she has taught extensively in conflict resolution, cross-cultural communication and ADR in Europe, Asia and the Americas. As a devoted and proven leader in the field of ADR, Ms. Sambold serves an Executive Officer of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Advisor of the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section- ADR Committee, and Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association ADR Section.
Ms. Sambold received her training and credentials in dispute resolution from Harvard Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is proficient in conducting remote mediations and arbitrations via Zoom and other remote access means.