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Ira A. Freydkis

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Ira A. Freydkis


Ira A. Freydkis, JD, LLM, has 22 years experience in successfully resolving construction and real estate related disputes as an arbitrator, mediator and litigator.

Mr. Freydkis also serves an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, the California Contractors’ State Licensing Board and as a mediator for the Superior and Appellate Courts, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Department of Insurance.

In addition, Mr. Freydkis has a Legal Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Since 1984, Mr. Freydkis has successfully represented clients in over 1000 arbitrations, mediations, settlement conferences, negotiations and trials.

As a mediator, Mr. Freydkis has assisted parties in reaching resolution in over 300 cases. Every case involves both personal and professional issues and interests that need to be addressed and understood.  Mr. Freydkis takes the time to listen to, and communicate with, the parties in a manner that turns impasse into settlement. It is in recognizing the difference between personal and professional perspective that Mr. Freydkis is uniquely qualified to bring the parties together in resolution. Mr. Freydkis is committed to keeping the parties involved in the mediation process while guiding them to an effective resolution.

As an arbitrator, Mr. Freydkis has presided in over 200 arbitrations for the American Arbitration Association, the California Contractors’ Licensing Board and the San Francisco Superior Court. Mr. Freydkis brings his experience and expertise to bear in realistically evaluating cases so as to render decisions that provide both equitable and legal closure.


Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA
    LL.M. – Alternative Dispute Resolution – 2004
    Certificate – Advanced Divorce/Family Mediation – 2002
Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA
    J.D.,  1982
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
   B.A. – Business – 1977

Educational Related Experience

Contributing Editor – California Uninsured Motorist Practice - Continuing Education of the Bar – August 2005

Co-Author – Resolving Disputes with Tag Team Mediation – Consumer Attorneys of California Forum Magazine – June 2005

Speaker – Mold Insurance Litigation – Bridgeport Continuing Education – February 2004

Speaker – Mold Litigation Conference – Bridgeport Continuing Education – July 2003

Speaker – Mediating Mold Claims – Bridgeport Continuing Education – June 2003

Assistant Professor – Mediation – U.C. Irvine, Irvine, CA (2002)

Adjunct Professor – Legal Research and Writing – Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA (2000)

Project Outreach – ABA sponsored program providing peer mediation training to high school students (1998-2000)

Judge – Student Client Interview Competition sponsored by the American Bar Association (2000)

Judge – Student Trial Advocacy Competition sponsored by the American Trial Lawyers Association (1998)

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
Association for Conflict Resolution
California Academy of Mediation Professionals
Consumer Attorneys Association of California
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Los Angeles & San Francisco Bar Associations
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Northern & Southern California Mediation Associations