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About South Bay ADR

About Us

Mark J. Sarni is the owner of South Bay ADR.  In addition to his work as a mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Sarni also is an attorney

Mark Sarni with wife and daughter.

Mark Sarni with wife and daughter.

licensed to practice law in all federal and state courts of California. In addition to operating his own law practice, he has worked as Associate General Counsel for a nationwide commercial real estate brokerage firm, served as Vice President within the litigation department for an international insurance company, has been “of counsel” to an AV rated law firm in Southern California, has served as a volunteer mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court and has also served as a temporary judge.  Mr. Sarni also has served as a mediator for the California Academy of Mediation Professionals and the Center for Conflict Resolution.  He was recently engaged as an ADR consultant for Southwest SELPA, an agency comprised of 12 school districts and dozens of charter schools located largely in the greater South Bay area.  Mr. Sarni is a member of the Southern California Mediation Association and the Benjamin Aranda III Inns of Court.  He also serves in an “of counsel” role to Gore & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation in Torrance.


Mr. Sarni has a broad based background in civil litigation with experience in the areas of business law, insurance law, real property law, personal injury law, employment law and family law.  He is a graduate of the world renowned Pepperdine University Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution (LL.M.); Whittier College School of Law (J.D.); and, the University of Southern California (B.S. in Business Administration with emphasis in Real Estate).  Mr. Sarni is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker and has completed C.C.I.M. coursework.


Mr. Sarni lives in the South Bay with his wife, Karen, his daughter, Karma, and his dog, Walter.

Mr. Sarni has formal training in the following areas:

  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Mediation Clinical Training
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Arbitration Law
  • Arbitration Practice and Advocacy
  • Psychology of Conflict
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • Dispute Resolution in Education
  • Labor Disputes
  • Ombudsmanship
  • Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation