Michael J. Ney

Michael J. Ney

Mediator

1211 Newell Avenue, Suite 120 · Walnut Creek, CA 94596 · michael@neymediations.com

Mr. Ney was born in Alameda, California on Nov. 20, 1943 and has lived in the East Bay his entire life.

A former partner at McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher LLP, (retired since 2007), Mr. Ney has an extensive background in litigation and mediation and handles disputes involving personal injury, construction defect, landslide and soil subsidence, business disputes, medical negligence, legal negligence, product liability, real estate disputes, agents and brokers negligence and wrongful death claims.

Experience

In 1972, Mr. Ney joined the Alameda County District Attorney’s office where he tried an assortment of criminal cases. In 1973 he joined the firm of Helzel, Leighton, Brunn & Deal handling a wide variety of cases ranging from plaintiff personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning and probate, family law, mechanics lien’s and business disputes. In 1975 he joined the firm of McNamara, Lewis & Craddick, now known as McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher LLP, becoming a partner in 1980. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem in Contra Costa County, was one of the original panel members serving on the Contra Costa County Bench Bar Program, has served as an arbitrator and mediator in cases venued throughout Northern California and served on the Contra Costa County Mediation Panel. He has participated as a guest participant on programs sponsored by the Consumer Attorney’s of California, The Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, Contra Costa County Bar Association litigation and mediation programs and been part of mock trial teams in programs sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and Contra Costa County. He is also a former member of the ADR Committee for the American College of Trial Lawyers and served on panels covering topics of handling wrongful death claims, personal injury and construction defect.




Education

JD John F. Kennedy School of Law, 1971
B.S.C. Santa Clara University, 1965

Honors & Memberships

  • CAL-ABOTA Board of Directors (2010 to present)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) President -- San Francisco Chapter (2009)
  • Civility & Professional Award – Recipient of the San Francisco Chapter of ABOTA (2011)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Northern California Association of Defense Counsel (former board member)
  • Judge Pro Tem – Contra Costa County
  • Contra Costa County Bar Fund Chairman (2006)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Northern California Super Lawyer (2004 to present in ADR and defense lawyer categories)
  • Listed in top 100 Attorneys in Northern California 2009 by San Francisco Magazine
  • Listed in East Bay Magazine as among 95 best lawyers
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • California State Bar
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient of the John F. Kennedy University Laureate 2007
  • Listed as one of California’s Top 50 Neutrals by LA/SF Daily Journal 2013
  • Professor of Trial Advocacy – John F. Kennedy University

Rates

Effective January 1, 2018

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE:

NO CHARGE

CASE COORDINATION SERVICE:

NO CHARGE

HALF DAY MEDIATIONS:

$2,500.00

FULL DAY MEDIATIONS:

$5,000.00

There is a 4-hour minimum fee for any mediation scheduled for a half day.
There is an 8-hour minimum fee for any mediation scheduled for a full day.

Rates are usually divided by the parties, either equally or otherwise. We shall be pleased to allocate the fees and bill accordingly, as directed by the parties.

Fees billed are due and payable upon receipt of the bill.

Cancellation Policy: If mediation or arbitration is cancelled less than ten (10) working days before the mediation date, a 50% payment is required. Every effort will be made to fill the time to offset the amount due for cancellation.

Contact

Michael J. Ney, ESQ.

1211 Newell Avenue, Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

Office: (925) 954-1113
Fax: (925) 448-2109
Email: michael@neymediations.com


Sara Hack

Legal Assistant
Office: (925) 954-1113
Fax: (925) 448-2109
Email: sara@neymediations.com