John Drath

John Drath

John Drath is a mediator with Judicate West in San Francisco, and has conducted over 700 mediations. With 40-plus years of experience defending personal injury and professional liability claims, he is a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice, a Fellow with the American College of Trial Attorneys, a member of ABOTA since 1983, and a past president of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California.

Articles written by this author:

Making lemonade out of lemons

When the defense shows up without authority for a reasonable settlement, you can still make the day worthwhile

John Drath

2014 May


Appellate mediation

An appealing prospect when you receive defendant’s notice of appeal

John Drath

2015 September


“Make mediation great again!”

Strategy comes with experience, but even without experience there are rules you can follow for better results

John Drath

2016 August


Doubling down. Two mediators for one case?

Doubling down. Two mediators for one case?

If case value is over $500K, there may be value in hiring two mediators to work certain types of cases

John Drath

2018 August