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Litigation & Arbitration

Nov. 8, 2017

Benchmark: Setting the New Standard for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Corporate Profile

Benchmark Resolution Group was founded on a simple concept: provide attorneys, their clients, and risk professionals with the most accomplished and consistently proven neutrals in the industry while raising the bar on the level of hospitality that alternative dispute resolution clients should expect. The firm's five principal neutrals are long-time veterans of the California bar, having served in private practice, as in-house counsel, on state court benches, and as mediators and arbitrators in resolving some of the most complex cases in Southern California and beyond.

The founding partners of Benchmark Resolution Group include: Hon. Michael A. Latin (Ret.), who served 8 years as a judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court, and another 16 years as a prosecutor in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office; Hon. Louis M. Meisinger (Ret.), a former Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Walt Disney Company, Senior Advisor at Sheppard Mullin, and judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court; Hon. Enrique Romero (Ret.), a neutral with 18 years of experience in alternative dispute resolution as well as a former Los Angeles Superior Court judge and federal prosecutor; Hon. James A. Steele (Ret.), who has over 35 years of experience, including several decades in private practice and 7 years as a judge with the Los Angeles Superior Court; and Hon. Richard A. Stone (Ret.), who served as a judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court for 15 years and served Los Angeles for another 14 years as a Deputy District Attorney.

With over 190 years of collective legal experience, the founding partners of Benchmark Resolution Group have the resources, sophistication, wealth of legal knowledge, and innovative, creative, and ultimately effective strategies for dispute resolution to assist parties and attorneys in resolving the most intransigent and complex disputes. Dealing with everything from high-stakes complex commercial disputes to probate matters, the neutrals of Benchmark Resolution Group have earned the respect of their peers, attorneys, and clients for their ability to master the underlying issues of the most technically challenging cases and reach beneficial and conclusive outcomes in a cost-effective manner.

Operating out of brand new, 18,000 square-foot office space in downtown LA's U.S. Bank Tower, Benchmark Resolution Group provides unrivaled mediation, arbitration, and other dispute resolution services to attorneys and parties across the spectrum of disputes and practice areas. The founders of Benchmark Resolution Group have learned from their many years of experience in alternative dispute resolution that a comfortable environment, client service, and convenience play a hugely significant role in promoting conciliation between parties. To that end, the firm's 18,000 square-foot office space will offer first-rate conference rooms, private client and attorneys-only lounges, and an onsite service professional, all in pursuit of making the resolution process as pleasant and effective as possible. The firm also soon offer 24/7 access by parties to a custom case management system hosted by the firm, providing centrally-located updates and information concerning their dispute.

The neutrals of Benchmark Resolution Group are committed to providing not just premier dispute resolution services, but also to helping foster legal knowledge and innovation both inside and outside the legal community that will create better access to justice and dispute-resolving solutions for all. As part of that effort, the firm has recently become sponsors of the Federal Bar Pro Se Clinic.

633 W. 5th Street
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 622-1002
Southern California


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