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Vondran ADR

Resolve your business, intellectual property (copyright, trademarks and trade secrets), real estate, right of publicity, elder abuse, breach of contract, and internet disputes through Vondran Legal Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) – Attorney Steve Mediation!

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Many people assume all disputes must go through the Courts and the litigation process which can be:

(a) time consuming (court cases can drag on for years);

(b) stressful,

(c) expensive (“the attorneys make all the money”),


(d) public in nature (embarrassing).

These things are not beneficial for most clients who are faced with the prospects of a long dragged out fight dealing with a business, intellectual property, privacy, internet dispute (ex. UDRP domain dispute), real estate or other dispute.  There must be a better way say most people, AND THEY ARE RIGHT!

Sometimes, it makes good sense to look at possibleALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (“ADR”) options, which normally refers to mediation and arbitration.  We can help both individual persons and businesses if you are involved in virtually any type of legal dispute including but not limited to software, copyright, intellectual property law, breach of contract, business or real estate matter including a C.A.R. mediation.

We handle cases in both California and Arizona with offices serving Maricopa county, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco areas and cases anywhere in the United States that deal with Federal Intellectual Property Law (Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets & Patents).

BONUS MATERIALS:  Click here to view our blog on Top tips to win at mediation!

Attorney Steve Mediation

The typical mediator handles a wide variety of legal disputes (from breach of contract, to right of publicity, deflation, construction, inheritance, etc.).  In a mediation, the parties typically submit a brief outlining their legal positions, setting forth the facts, and letting the other side know what they want.  It is the mediators job to read the briefs, understand the positions of the parties, research the legal positions, and then hammer both sides pointing weaknesses of both sides case (i.e. The risks of not settling the case, and highlighting the benefits of settling a case).  Many mediators I have dealt with are poor at the process and have charged 1,000's of dollars for a service that produces no results.  Thus, I believe it is IMPERATIVE that you have a strong mediator that is not LAZY and who can BRING THE PEOPLE TOGETHER by funding the COMMON GROUND and the HOT-BUTTONS that will compel people to settle their disputes and move on with life.  Disputes cause stress and prolonged stress can take a toll. We help people RESOLVE their disputes ONLINE and ON THE AIR.

To submit your case for consideration for an upcoming Attorney Steve Mediation, call (877) 276-5084 and tell us about your dispute. 

PODCAST: Basic overview of the difference between mediation and arbitration!

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Types of business, contract, insurance & intellectual property disputes we can handle:

 Software audits

 Copyright infringement disputes

  Right of publicity matters

  Entertainment law & royalty disputes

 Breach of Contract

 Insurance Claims (Bad faith insurance)

 Trade secret disputes

 Real estate law (commission disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, BRE complaints)

 Internet Law

 Defamation / First Amendment

Attorney Steve's Top Tips to Succeed at Mediation or Arbitration!

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About Us


Undergraduate School:Cal State Fullerton, B.S., Whittier Law School.  Extensive real estate education having earned real estate broker's licensed in both California and Arizona.


Steve Vondran, Esq. can serve as a conflict resolution consultant, mediator or arbitrator and he has over 10 years of civil litigation experience including experience with business, eminent domain, financial elder abuse, real estate licensing and other experience.


Mr. Vondran is a California (Lic. #232337) and Arizona licensed lawyer (Lic. #025911).  He is a member of Orange County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, American Bar Association, Phoenix Association of Realtors, Orange County Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and California Association of Realtors.  He is also a village planner appointed to sit on the prestigious Camelback West village in Phoenix Arizona being appointed by the Mayor.


In a dispute, each party things they are right. And in fact, both parties ARE right to a degree, but usually both parties are WRONG on important items (such as what the case law is, what the continued cost of litigation will be, and what the jury will think of certain pieces of evidence).  As your mediator, we will do whatever we can to explore common ground and solution settlements that both parties can live with.  Our goal is to help you resolve your dispute without “giving away the firm” or giving away more than you have to but while also keeping in mind the realities of the case.


Our typical fees for mediation range from $195-$395 per hour depending on the nature and complexity of the case, with a required initial retainer.  For the “more interesting” types of case, we may be able to mediate the dispute on a contingency fee basis to be aired online on our Youtube Channel as part of our Attorney Steve Mediation Series.  This involves submitting your dispute (and getting the other side to agree to appear on video to mediate their dispute).  All parties will be required to sign a release allowing us to use the videos (releasing all rights to privacy, publicity, and allowing us unlimited perpetual use of their name, image and likeness.

Sample Mediation Confidentiality Agreement

Here is a Mediation confidentiality agreement sample that can be used as an example of how to allow parties to a mediation to keep their communications, document exchanges, and settlement discussions confidential.  This is not legal advice but rather a sample document.  When you are discussing settlement offers particularly, you want to make sure these don't come back into evidence in Court.  For example, if you offered to settle a case for $50,000 (when you really wanted $250,000) you don't want your opponent to later come back to court and say “at mediation he admitted he knew his case was only worth $50,000 and he was willing to settle for that.”


We can handle you real estate mediations and arbitrations in the following areas:

1.  San Diego – serving LaJolla and Carlsbad

2.  Orange County – serving beach areas, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Santa Ana, Fullerton, Anaheim

3.  Beverly Hills – serving los angeles, Manhattan beach, Hermosa beach, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Venice and other cties and towns in Los Angeles County

4,  San Bernardino and Riverside Counties (we do not have an office here but can set up a meeting place)

5. San Francisco – servicing Bay area, Silicon Valley, Mountainv View, San Jose, Oakland, BerkelEy

6. Phoenix, Arizona – servicing Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale, Flagstaff, Maricopa, Buckeye, Paradise Valley, and other towns and cities in Yuma, Pinal, Coconino, Navajo counties.


Contact us to discuss Vondran ADR services

If you need help with responding to a demand letter, or hiring a law firm to help you with business, real estate, intellectual property, or insurance mediation, arbitration or litigation, we can help.  We are an experienced dispute resolution law firm and we offer flexible legal fees to help meet your needs.

To discuss your case in confidence give us a call at (877) 276-5084.  We look forward to helping your resolve your legal issues as we have done for many other people.  Check out our Avvo reviews here.

Contact us for an initial consultation!

For more information, or to discuss your case or our experience and qualifications please contact us at (877) 276-5084. Please note that our firm does not represent you unless and until a written retainer agreement is signed, and any applicable legal fees are paid. All initial conversations are general in nature. Free consultations are limited to time and availability of counsel and will depend on the type of case you are calling about (no free consultations for other lawyers). All users and potential clients are bound by our Terms of Use Policies. We look forward to working with you!