Cari Baum LL.M. Meidation in The OC

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  • Law Offices of Cari S. Baum, full-time professional Mediator
  • Mediator/Settlement Officer for the California, Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two
  • Mediator on the Orange County Superior Court Civil Mediation Panel
  • Mediator on the Riverside County Superior Court Civil Mediation Panel
  • Mediator on the Riverside County Bar Association's DRS Panel

Cari is a full-time professional mediator with an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Dispute Resolution. Cari provides mediation services for both litigated and non-litigated disputes. Cari focuses on providing mediation services for personal injury, business, real estate, and employment disputes. However, she has successfully mediated business, real estate, employment, personal injury, construction, intellectual property, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, insurance coverage, fraud, homeowners association, eminent domain, inverse condemnation and civil rights disputes.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution: LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Dispute Resolution (2006).
  • Southwestern University School of Law: Juris Doctorate (1990).
  • University of California at Riverside: B.A., Psychology (1983).
  • University of California at Riverside: B.S., Admin. Studies (1983).

Occupational History

  • Attorney/Principal
    Law Offices of Cari S. Baum, 2005 to Present         
    Full time professional mediator since 2007. 
  • Associate/Partner
    Borton, Petrini & Conron LLP, July 1996 to 2005
  • Associate
    Stockdale, Peckham & Werner, March 1991 to January 1996

Over twenty-five years of experience in California, practicing with both the plaintiff and defense bar. Handling a wide variety of matters to include employment, real estate, construction, unfair competition, unfair business practices, products liability, personal injury, fraud, professional liability and business and commercial disputes.

Admissions/Professional Associations

ADR Programs as Presenter

  • "Closing the Deal” (Orange County Superior Court, Temporary Judge Committee, 2011)
  • “How to Evaluate and Maximize the Settlement Value of Your Client’s Commercial Dispute” (Orange County Bar Association, ADR and Commercial Law Sections, 2011)
  • “Disclosure and Disqualification Issues in Mediation” (Orange County Bar Association, ADR Section, 2010)
  • “Closing the Deal – Mediator Influence and Ethics” (Orange County Bar Association, ADR Section, 2010)
  • “Closing Techniques” (Pepperdine University Law School/Straus Institute  / Fall Semester 2010) – guest speaker

ADR Training

  • What Commercial Neutrals & Advocates Need to Know (OCBA, 2018)
  • Recent Developments in Mediation & Arbitration (OCBA, 2017)
  • Recent Developments in Arbitration & Mediation Law (OCBA, 2014)
  • Putting Mediation to Work: Expanding Horizons, Expanding Opportunities (S.C.M.A., 2011)
  • Impasse is a Fallacy:  An Advanced Mediator’s Forum (DRS, 2011)
  • Communication in Employment Mediation (S.C.M.A., 2011)
  • Mediating in the Red Zone (Straus Institute Seminar, 2010)
  • The Business of Mediation (S.C.M.A., 2010)
  • Foreclosure/Loan Modification Training (Orange County Superior Court Temporary Judge Training, 2010)
  • Employment Mediation-The Next Generation (S.C.M.A., 2009)
  • Science of the Mind:  Tools for Negotiators (S.C.M.A., 2008)
  • The Many Facets of Employment Mediation (S.C.M.A., 2008)
  • Early Neutral Evaluation Training (O.C. Superior Court, 2008)
  • Advanced Business and Commercial Mediation (L.A.DRS, 2007)
  • Advanced Mediation Training (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2006)
  • LL.M. Seminar (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2006)
  • Communication and Conflict (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2006)
  • Social Psychology of Conflict (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2005)
  • Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2005)
  • Dispute Resolution Clinic (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2005)
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Labor Disputes (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2005)
  • Independent ADR Study (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2005)
  • Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Employment Disputes (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2005)
  • Commercial and International Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2004)
  • Arbitration Practice (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2004)
  • Basic Mediation Training (Pepperdine LL.M. Program, 2004)
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