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May 1, 2024

Douglas K. deVries, Esq.

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Douglas deVries has earned a reputation as a “first-class” statewide mediator with a knack for leveraging creative approaches to break parties’ logjams and guide them to resolution. His skills are highly respected by both sides of the bar, as evidenced by the numerous glowing recommendations he receives from plaintiff attorneys and defense attorneys alike.

One attorney commented, “he makes both sides feel like winners - prodigious people skills, superb powers of persuasion, uncommon common sense, and keen insight into the thinking of plaintiffs and defendants alike.” Another attorney said, “He’s a direct, fair, and honest guy, and a quick study and deep thinker - he gets it.”

Mr. deVries became a full-time mediator in 2011, following 35 years of experience litigating complex cases at both the trial and appellate court levels in State and Federal courts. His areas of expertise include insurance coverage and bad faith, major personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, employment, commercial, and other complex cases. He has 30 years of experience as a mediator, arbitrator, and settlement conference Judge Pro Tem in various courts and programs across Northern California.

Mr. deVries is a longstanding member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he authored California Mediation Handbook in 2022. He was named a “Top Lawyer” by Sacramento Magazine in 2017. 916-394-8490


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