Doug deVries

Doug deVries

Bio as of September 2013:

Doug deVries, a mediator with Judicate West, conducts mediations throughout California with a focus on complex cases; he can be reached at doug@dkdmediation.com. Prior to becoming a mediator he was a trial and appellate lawyer handling a wide variety of cases in state and federal courts, including primarily insurance coverage and bad faith, personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability and employment, and also state and national class actions. He is a longtime member of ABOTA and a former President of CAOC. In addition to his own extensive experience and independent reading, this article draws from the teachings of Pepperdine University School of Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Dana Curtis Appellate Mediation Training Program.

Articles written by this author:

Mediation: Three ways of getting to “yes”

Understanding facilitative, evaluative and directive approaches to a negotiated settlement

Doug deVries

2013 September


Mediation dynamics

The roles played by negativity and positivity, and the mediation techniques used, in money negotiations

Doug deVries

2017 August


Improved client preparation leads to better money negotiations in mediation

The client who understands how this mediation thing works is more likely to be satisfied with the result of the negotiation

Doug deVries

2018 November