Academy Member Inducted 2024

Steven Rottman, Mediator, Crested Butte, California.

Steven Rottman

Steve Rottman Mediation
495 Slate River Drive
Crested Butte, CA 81224
Tel: 310-751-0114
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Fact Finding
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  • Practice Commenced1999
  • # of MEDS (as of 13/6/24)3000
  • # of ARBS (as of 13/6/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Steve has an international reputation for his unique approach to the art of resolving commercial disputes. You may have to wait for a mediation date, but the odds of finding that elusive agreement are surprisingly high. Steve graduated from Harvard Law School with honors and is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University. He spent 20 years as a trial lawyer before committing full time to mediation. The Los Angeles Daily Journal named him one of the “top 50 neutrals in the state,” and he has been recognized consistently by “Best Lawyers in America” and the “Super Lawyer” publications as both a trial lawyer and mediator. Steve lectures and trains mediators internationally and is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. His courses have been described as “life-changing” and “frighteningly illuminating.”

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sports
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • Harvard Law School, with honors, 1990
  • Duke University, summa cum laude, 1985

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators Licensed as an Attorney in California and Colorado
  • Recognized by the Daily Journal as a Top 50 Neutral in California
  • Repeatedly named as a "Super Lawyer" of Southern California
  • Repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers
  • Elected Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for professional excellence and ethical standards

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