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Phyllis Pollack, Mediator, Los Angeles, California.

Phyllis Pollack

PGP Mediation
865 S. Figueroa Street
Suite 1388
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 630-8810
Cell: 424-220-0649
Fax: 213 630-8890
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 22/6/24)2000
  • # of ARBS (as of 22/6/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


After 35 years as a senior attorney, Phyllis Pollack founded PGP Mediation in Los Angeles, California, to help clients work through conflict, finding viable solutions more effectively. Since 2000, Phyllis has mediated more than 2000 disputes in a wide variety of areas, and has received more than 800 hours of mediation training. Typically, she recieves approximately 50 hours of training each year. She is passionate about the benefits of mediation and stays up-to-date on trends and case law, writing about issues, approaches and news regularly on her mediation blog.

 Since 2017, Ms. Pollack has been a Lecturer in Law at the Gould School of Law, University of Southern California  teaching Mediation Ethics.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


Law School: Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana; Juris Doctor, May 1977. Academic Standing: Top 11%, Rank 21 of 184, Grade Point Average: 80.88

University: Newcomb College of the Tulane University of New Orleans, Louisiana – Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, May 1973. Academic Standing: Top 5%, Grade Point Average: 3.65 of 4.00

ADR Training: Mrs. Pollack has more than 800 hours of mediation training and continues to average more than 50 hours of Continuing MCLE each year


Memberships & Affiliations


  • District of Columbia, March 15, 1979;
  • State of Louisiana, October 7, 1977;
  • United States District Court, all Districts of California;
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • United States Court of International Trade;
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • State Bar of California;
  • California Lawyers Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association;
  • Louisiana State Bar Association;
  • Dispute Resolution Section American Bar Association-
    Dispute Resolution Section Louisiana State Bar;
  • United States District Court, Central District of California Settlement Officer Panel;
  • First Appellate District, California Court of Appeals (San Francisco, Ca) Mediation Panel (2005-2012 when panel was disbanded);
  • Second Appellate District Mediation Panel, California
  • Court of Appeal (Los Angeles, CA ) 2005-present;
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Mediation Panel (2000-2012 when it disbanded)
  • Offices: Past President of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) 2010;
  • Past President of the SCMA Education Foundation (2011 and 2012) and past Treasurer (2013);
  • Past Member of the California Dispute Resolution Council Board of Directors 2012-2013
  • Member (2011-2015) and past Chair of the State Bar ADR Committee (2014-2015)
  • Member- USC Law School ADR Programs Advisory Board (2015)

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