Experience

Kenneth P. Strongman, Esq.

ADR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

As a professional Mediator and Arbitrator since 2004, Ken works to unite people into purposeful and unified directions, actions, and efforts by getting under surface appearances.

Ken’s overarching purpose is to leave the disputing parties in a better position than when they came to him. By doing so, he facilitates the parties in developing their unique solutions.

He believes that “Mediation is conflict at its best.”

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Business/Commercial

Securities

Estates/Probate/Trusts

Real Estate

Intellectual Property

Construction Defects

Construction Contracts

Employment

Environment

Energy

HONORS, MEMBERSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediation Society of San Francisco, Executive Board Member

Super Lawyer Honoree since 2020

Certified On-line Mediator

FINRA Arbitrator/Mediator A58669

Judge Pro Temp

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (federal)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (federal)

State Bar of California, Bar #215483

Robert G. McGrath American Inns of Court, Executive Board Member

Contra Costa Bar Assoc. Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Chair

John F. Kennedy University, Paralegal Advisory Board

Walnut Creek Planning Commission

Golden Gate Area Council of the BSA, Advisory Board member.

Silver Beaver Award. A distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America.

Course Director National Youth Leadership Training

BACKGROUND & EDUCATION

John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Pleasant Hill, CA

Bardinelli, Straw & Cavin, LLP, San Ramon, CA

Shapiro, Buchman, Provine & Patton, Walnut Creek, CA

McCutchen, San Francisco, CA

Congress of Neutrals, Walnut Creek, CA

California State Automobile Association, San Francisco, CA

Napster.Com, Inc., Redwood City, CA

Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, CA

Juris Doctor, John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Walnut Creek, CA; Editor-in-Chief, John F. Kennedy University Law Review.

Masters of Business Administration, Golden Gate University, emphasis in Information Systems/Computer Science, San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis, Environmental Planning and Management (Urban & Regional Planning), Davis, CA

Ken Strongman, MediatorKen Strongman, a private commercial mediator/arbitrator of complex, high risk litigated cases since 2004. Disputes addressed include business, securities, construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, employment, environment, energy, and trusts & estates.

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