Mediation Panel Member

William C. Beall, Esq.
Beall & Burkhardt, APC
1114 State Street
Suite 200
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: 805-966-6774
Fax: 805-963-5988
Email: will@beallandburkhardt.com

Occupation:

Attorney (Bankruptcy)

Education:

J.D., Yale University, 1980 B.A., Reed College, 1976

Mediation Training:

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of the Pepperdine University School of Law, 30 hours, 1995

ADR Organization Memberships:

Superior Court of Santa Barbara County, CADRE Panel Member; U.S. District Court Attorney Settlement Officer

Description of Mediation Process/Approach:

"Although I originally intended to mediate in a facilitative manner, and still do at times, especially with sophisticated parties and counsel, over the years my mediation style has moved more toward the evaluative style. This is particularly true in bankruptcy mediations, since the evaluative style takes maximum advantage of my substantive knowledge in the area."

ADR Awards:

2018-2019 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Northern Division
2017-2018 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division
2016-2017 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division; Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Northern Division
2015-2016 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Entire Central District (4-way tie) and Northern Division; Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Northern Division
2014-2015 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division
2013-2014 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division; Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Northern Division
2012-2013 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division (3-way tie)
2010-2011 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division; Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Northern Division
2009-2010 Longest Mediation Conference Which Settled; Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division
2006-2007 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division; Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Northern Division
2001-2002 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division (7-way tie); Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Northern Division (2-way tie)
1999-2000 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division; Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Northern Division
1996-1997 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Northern Division; Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Northern Division (6 way tie)

Foreign Language(s) Spoken:

Counties Where Authorized to Serve:

  • Ventura
  • Santa Barbara
  • San Luis Obispo