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Chris P. Lavdiotis, Mediator & Arbitrator, Oakland, California.

Chris P. Lavdiotis

Lavdiotis Mediation

Oakland, CA  
Tel: (510) 463-4744
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire
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  • Practice Commenced1994
  • # of MEDS (as of 22/6/24)6200
  • # of ARBS (as of 22/6/24)500
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mr. Lavdiotis has been involved in the successful mediation of more than 7,500 cases, and the arbitration of more than 600 cases involving many different kinds of legal disputes. 100% of his practice is now dedicated to mediation and arbitration work.

In recognition of his long and extensive practice as a successful mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Lavdiotis was honored as ADR Provider of the Month by the Alameda County Bar Association, in September 1996. He was frequently appointed to serve as a mediator or arbitrator by the Alameda County Superior Court, by the Contra Costa County Superior Court and by other state courts. Mr. Lavdiotis was in the past appointed as a mediator by the Alameda County Bar Association's ADR referral program and by the Contra Costa EASE program.

Mr. Lavdiotis has practiced law as a trial attorney since 1980. His private litigation practice emphasized a wide variety of general liability disputes, as well as insurance coverage litigation and professional negligence litigation.

Mr. Lavdiotis is no longer accepting Arbitrations, as of May 1, 2024, and is concentrating solely on Mediations.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Negligence
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1980 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1975 B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Memberships & Affiliations

Mr. Lavdiotis was a member of the Arbitration Panels of both the Alameda and Contra Costa County Superior Courts, and he has served as a participant and panelist in the Alameda County Superior Court's EDP and SETL Programs. He has also served as a panelist in the San Francisco Superior Court Pre-Arbitration Settlement Conference Program, in the Alameda County Bar Association ADR Referral Program, and in the Contra Costa Superior Court EASE program.

Rates Information

$500 per hour (as of January 1, 2022). 4 hour minimum charge for a half-day.  8 hour minimum charge for a full day. This fee is shared equally by the parties unless the parties have made another arrangement among themselves. There are no additional administrative charges. A deposit of $2000 is to be paid upon receipt of invoice. A late cancellation/postponement fee of $2000 (half-day) or $4000 (full-day) will be charged if the session is canceled within 14 days of the mediation or arbitration hearing date. 

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