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Kenneth M. Byrum, Mediator & Arbitrator, Bakersfield, California.

Kenneth M. Byrum

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Dowling Aaron Incorporated
5080 California Avenue, Suite 340
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Tel: (661) 716-3000
Fax: (661) 716-3005
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  • Practice Commenced: 2001
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2021): 1500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2021): 300
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Ken is a highly experienced neutral. His professional experience includes litigation and contract issues in construction, real estate, general business, oil and gas, probate and estate planning/trust administration. He has successfully mediated numerous large and complex disputes. He believes that the mediation alternative should be explored as soon as practicable in all disputes, large and small. In the last 10 years, Ken has also accepted and skillfully handled numerous arbitration assignments in medical cases as well as special master and referee assignments in complex business and construction disputes.  Ken has attained Martinedale-Hubbell's A+ preeminent rating and has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell and American lawyer Media as a top rated lawyer in alternative dispute resolution. 

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Title Disputes
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of California at Los Angeles, 19622;
  • Juris Doctor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965;
  • Advanced Mediation Training, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2000;
  • Advanced Mediation Training, Pepperdine University, 2003;
  • Continued courses, American Bar Association

Memberships & Affiliations

Chairman, Kern County Bar Association; Chairman, Superior Court Mediation Committee; Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States; United States District Court, Eastern District of California; United States Tax Court; Founding member, Bakersfield College Foundation; Rotary International

Rates Information

$425.00 per hour. Please call for details.

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