Marc D. Paisin Mediation Law Offices

Medical/Dental Malpractice
Art Law/Copyright



Marc Paisin

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Aviation Mediation
Tired of mediating aviation cases with a mediator who thinks a "stall" means the engine stopped running or that it refers to a place where a horse sleeps? Mediate with Marc Paisin, a well respected, highly experienced mediator, and pilot with over 36 years of experience in aviation litigation. Mr. Paisin's current practice is devoted 100% to mediation and arbitration. He is a dedicated, motivated, well-trained and effective mediator whose aviation experience promotes a full understanding of the facts. His philosophy of dispute resolution starts with ensuring that all parties have a mutual and complete understanding of the other's position, followed by constructive and critical exploration of each party's viewpoint and their underlying needs and values. This leads to increased cooperation and full facilitation of settlement.

Aviation and Legal Expertise
Mr. Paisin has over 2000 hours as an instrument rated pilot and is an aircraft owner (Cessna P210N). His law practice included handling aviation cases ranging from aircraft disaster litigation to aviation property damage and or wrongful death, products liability, defective repair, aircraft buy/sell transactions, FBO cases, Chevron fuel contamination and FAA certificate actions. Mr. Paisin also serves as an AOPA Lawyer Referral panel attorney.

ADR Training
Over 300 total units mediation training:
  • The Center for Mediation In Law
  • Harry Sloan Fellows of The Center for Mediation in Law
  • San Francisco Community Boards
  • ADR Association of Northern California
  • East Bay Community Mediation also known as S.E.E.D.S.
  • California Lawyers for the Arts
  • B.S., Engineering/Psychology, Cal. State Univ. at San Diego, June, 1968
  • J.D., Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley, June, 1971
  • M.F.A., Design, University of California at Berkeley, June, 1973 - Metal/Glass
Memberships - Qualifications - Appointments
  • Panelist, Arts Arbitration and Mediation Service of California Lawyers for the Arts
  • ADR Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Neutral Arbitrator, Office of the Indipendent Administrator (Kaiser)
  • State Bar of California (Admitted 1971); Alameda County Bar Association
  • Lawyer-Pilot's Bar Association; NTSB Bar Association; AngelFlight
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • Co-Founder, California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Appointed Judge Pro Tem., Alameda County Limited Jurisdiction Courts
  • Member, Superior Court arbitration/mediation panels for Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution of Northern California
  • Harry Sloan Fellow at The Center for Mediation In Law
  • Coach law students at Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley, course #244.8, Mediation
General Mediation Experience
Mr. Paisin has mediated personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, construction defect, fire cause and origin, copyright infringement, business, contract dispute and fraud cases. He has extensive experience specializing in mediation since 1993 in both "caucus" and "non-caucus" models. Three decades litigation experience with high value insurance subrogation ranging from fire to products liability to premises liability, personal injury. Mr. Paisin's engineering and construction background allows a specialization in mediation of construction defect matters. Extensive general business and commercial litigation. M.A. in Art and Design. Co-founder of Calif. Lawyers for The Arts, (Arts Arbitration & Mediation Service) representing artists/guilds on legal issues ranging from copyright to contracts.

Prior Litigation Experience
  • 36 years at bar in California and Federal Courts
  • Represented both plaintiffs and defendants
  • In excess of 100 Superior Court civil trials
  • Hearings before NTSB, FAA, EEOC, EDD
Compensation Rates (as of 08/01/2007)
  • Two parties - $350.00 per hour
  • Three parties - $400.00 per hour
  • $50 per hour for each additional party
  • Three hour minimum
Administrative Fee - Advance Policy
No administrative fee. However, after all parties have agreed to mediate or arbitrate and after a hearing or conference date has been scheduled, each party shall submit its $200.00 advance deposit toward hourly fees.

Cancellation Policy
In the event the mediation is cancelled with less than 48 hours prior notice and is NOT rescheduled, a $200.00 fee shall be charged to each party. In the event the advance fee has already been paid, it shall be applied to the cancellation fee. In the event the advance has not been paid, an invoice for the cancellation fee shall be forwarded to each party for payment to be made within ten days.

Facilities - Locations
Main offices located at Oakland, California include conference rooms, separate caucus rooms, telephone, internet connection, and refreshments. Mediations can also be held at your offices or alternatively in neutral locations in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Sacramento.

440 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA - Phone: 510.893.2338 - Fax: 510.893.2355