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Barbara Reeves, Mediator & Arbitrator, Los Angeles, California.

Barbara Reeves

1925 Century Park East, 14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: (310) 309-6206
Cell: (626)695-4601
Fax: (310) 396-7576
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)1000
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)300
Current Practice


Barbara A. Reeves, Esq. is a highly regarded and well-respected mediator and arbitrator. She is a quick study, prepared, personable, creative, and flexible.

As an arbitrator, Barbara Reeves is known to be fair, practical, and not afraid to make tough decisions. As a mediator, she is strong, good at listening and reading people, and a tenacious closer. She is known for her ability to quickly establish rapport with parties and counsel and enable them to recognize their legal risks. She connects and communicates with clients emotionally involved with their positions and ushers parties toward mutually acceptable solutions. She is adept at working with parties to craft practical and commercially advantageous solutions to disputes at any stage.

Before becoming a full-time neutral, Barbara Reeves had an extensive and varied litigation practice, beginning with the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, then a partner at national law firms, and finally Associate General Counsel and Vice President for Southern California Edison and Edison International with responsibility for Procurement/Supply Chain, Real Estate and Transportation, before joining JAMS in January 2006.

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


Harvard School of Law, J.D. cum laude

Memberships & Affiliations

Barbara Reeves is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the College of Commercial Arbitrators (Secretary-Treasurer 2020-2021), an arbitrator on the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a certified mediator with the International Mediation Institute. She is also a certified e-discovery specialist.

Rates Information

Please call Case Manager for details. 310-309-6206.

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