Ames, Claude

Law Offices of Claude Ames
3776 Shafter Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: 
(510) 652-1300
Fax: 
(510) 652-1227
Occupation: 
Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator
Education: 
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1974; J.D., University of California, Hastings, 1977
Advocate Location(s): 
Oakland
San Francisco
ADR Training: 
American Arbitration and Mediation Service; Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service; National Academy of Arbitrators; annual required training (20 hours); plus 100+ hours of prior training in mediation, fact finding dispute resolution
ADR Style: 
Informal and informative process of mediation procedure, setting forth mediator's role, duties, expectations, authority and lack thereof. Will caucus separately with parties when necessary to clarify positions, offer suggestions, confidentiality, create fair objective environment for resolution of dispute.