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Daniel Ben-Zvi (pronounced BenzVee) has mediated over 3,000 disputes with highly successful results. He brings a unique blend of persistence and creativity to ending bitterly fought lawsuits.
"Distinguished Fellow" with the International Academy Mediators and "Power Mediator" [Hollywood Reporter], Mr. Ben-Zvi draws on 20 years as a multi-state trial lawyer to resolve complex disputes. He's admitted to 5 State and Federal Bars. Mr. Ben-Zvi co-authored a book, "Inside the Minds-Alternative Dispute Resolution", writes articles and lectures on mediation. His creativity even led him to be a writer on the television show "L.A. Law".
His passion to be a Mediator and occasional Arbitrator was ignited the summer of 1977 when he was a Hearing Officer for a pilot program of New Brunswick, New Jersey Municipal Court. There he helped parties resolve minor criminal complaints. Since then, he's been an active proponent of adr.
Starting in 2004, Mr. Ben-Zvi has been Founder/Chair of the annual City of Los Angeles Mediation Awareness Week, which promotes public awareness of mediation. Annually, participants include the LA Superior Court's Presiding Judge, LA's City Attorney, leaders of CAALA, ASCDC, ABOTA and SCMA. This week has been expanded to include the annual State of California's Mediation Awareness Week.
Mr. Ben-Zvi's guiding principle: "The mediation opportunity should be effectively exhausted, with no stone left unturned."