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