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Franciosa, Jeol P.

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Franciosa, Joel P.

Franciosa, Jeol P.
Current Occupation: Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
Employer: Law Office of Jeol P. Franciosa

1169 Testie Glen Road
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 645-5930

General Information

Accepted Panels Type of Case Referrals Preferred Conference Location



Unlimited Jurisdiction

Party or Counsel's Facilities

Hourly Rate: $200.00 / hr


Organization Degree Year Obtained
St Mary's College of California BA 1972
CSUH Graduate Studies in English 1977
JFK University of Law JD 1992

Legal Experience

Description Years
Both Plaintiff and Defense Representation 17
Complex Case Litigation 17
Total Active Litigation 18

Professional Licenses

Description Year Obtained License Number Active
California Bar License 1993 164639 Yes

ADR Training

Course Title Organization Hours Year Completed
Mediation Training Steven Rosenberg 40 2004
Advance Mediation Training Steven Rosenberg 16 2005
Mediation and Advance Mediation Training USDC 40 2006

ADR Affiliations

Organization Nature of Affiliation Years Affiliated
Alameda Bar Association Chair of ADR Section 13
Kaiser Panel Arbitrataor 12


Joel Franciosa has been a full-time neutral since 2004 and has mediated thousands of cases. He has been asked to mediate relatively straightforward personal injury cases as well as complex matters involving employment, construction, medical malpractice, business disputes, contract disputes, real estate development, petroleum exploration, child molestation, probate, intellectual property and neighbor disputes.

As a litigator for thirteen years, he participated in trials and scores of mediations and arbitrations throughout Northern California involving first and third party claims.

He has had hundreds of hours of formal intensive mediation training, including a basic and advanced training course with Steve Rosenberg's Mediation Training Program, business mediation training through University of California at Berkeley. He was also accepted to participate in basic and advance mediation training through the United States District Court, Northern California District. He participates in two mediation programs per month through the Northern California USDC.

Mr. Franciosa has been accepted by various courts throughtout Northern California as a mediator, including Alameda, Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Marin, Merced, Sacramento, San Francisco, Solano, Yolo, and Yuba Counties. He has been accepted on the Kaiser panel of Arbitrators. Because of his track record of helping parties reach mutually acceptable resolutions of difficult matters, he is regularly invited by various Bay Area courts to mediate pre-trial and morning of trial matters.

He was the chair of the ADR section of the Alameda Bar Association in 2008 and has been a member of the executive committee for the past five years.

Mr. Franciosa's mediation approach is to treat parties and attorneys with respect. He views mediation as an opportunity for parties to tell their stories and to be heard. He assists parties to efficiently explore their options to allow them to make informed decisions about resolving their case. He works diligently and keeps a positive attitude.

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