Academy Member Inducted 2005

Download PDF
Louise A. LaMothe, Mediator & Arbitrator, Santa Barbara, California.

Louise A. LaMothe

Louise A. LaMothe, A Prof. Corporation

Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Tel: (805) 563-2800
Cell: (310) 503-9867
Fax: (805) 563-1270
Send Email
Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Arizona, Nevada, Oregon

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Med-Arb
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1993
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Ms. LaMothe's experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) spans over twenty five years, and includes service as a mediator, arbitrator and settlement judge. She has presided over a wide variety of cases and has published and taught extensively.  She works in a wide variety of subject matter areas.

Since January 2014, Ms. LaMothe has been a United States Magistrate Judge, Central District of California.  Since the position is part-time, she continues to maintain her private ADR practice.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Contract Disputes
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes


STANFORD UNIVERSITY - J.D. 197l Palo Alto, California
Activities: Note Editor, Stanford Law Review, Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Defender Project, and indigent criminal representation.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY - A.B. 1968: History (with distinction)

Memberships & Affiliations

Bar Memberships:

  • Los Angeles and Santa Barbara County Bar Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers

Ventura County Bar Association

Rates Information

Please call for details.

Academy Members Only