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About South Bay ADR

About South Bay ADR

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. Further, Mr. Sarni 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 volunteered to serve 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.  He was recently admitted as a panelist for the prestigious American Arbitration Association.

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 dogs, Walter and Cleo.

Mr. Sarni has completed formal coursework and training in the following areas:

  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Mediation Clinical Training
  • Transformative Mediation
  • Mediation Confidentiality
  • Online Mediation
  • Advanced Communication Skills for the Modern Mediator
  • Strategies for Success for the Mediator
  • Establishing Trust – The Cornerstone for Mediation
  • Mediation of Disputes under the California Association of Realtors Residential Purchase Agreement
  • Cultural Intelligence in Mediations
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Mediation Training Program – 36 Hours
  • Arbitration Law
  • Arbitration Practice and Advocacy
  • Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for AAA Arbitration
  • Arbitration Award Writing
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Psychology of Conflict
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation
  • Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution
  • Dispute Resolution in Education
  • Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • Small Claims Disputes and Resolutions
  • New Ethical Rules for the California Attorney
  • Mindfulness in and out of the Courtroom
  • Labor Disputes
  • Applied Behavior/Techniques in Resolving Employment Disputes
  • Applied Behavior/Techniques in Resolving Commercial Disputes
  • Small Claims Court Procedures and Practices
  • Small Claims Court Substantive Law
  • Unlawful Detainer Law and Mediation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Judicial Ethics for Temporary Judges
  • Judicial Bench Conduct and Demeanor
  • Ombudsmanship
  • Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy
  • SCMA Training “When Good Mediators Make Bad Decisions”