Robert Andersen
Andersen Mediations

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6185 Magnolia Avenue #350
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 505-0357

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Bob has practiced law for over 35 years and done hundreds of mediations. He has worked in city and county government as well as legal work for special districts and holds a B.A. in Public Service and Economics and a M.P.A. in Public Administration. His success in settling cases no one thought could settle starts with his willingness to make both parties feel heard and then deal with the real issue--even in emotionally-charged situations. More than once, his perseverance obtained the settlement.

Bob looks for creative solutions that result in two satisfied parties rather than a winner and a loser. He has found solutions for disputes ranging from land swaps to family reconciliations. Bob's background makes him an excellent choice for faith-based disputes involving churches, non-profits, business partnerships, and families. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies. Above all, Bob wants to restore peace.

Bob's legal and mediation experience is in: eminent domain, real property (title, valuation, easements, neighbor disputes and water), business and commercial disputes, contracts, public entities, business partnerships, probate, wills & trusts, collections.

Professional Background

Attorney with over 35 years of experience in a wide variety of legal disputes including real property, eminent domain, contracts, public entity and governments, business partnerships, probate, wills & trusts, commercial transactions, collections, water law, quiet title, neighbor disputes and easements.

Mediator since 1991 having mediated hundreds of matters in eminent domain, business, real property, contracts, probate, will & trusts and commercial transactions and general civil law.


Mediator since 1991 having mediated hundreds of matters in eminent domain, business and commercial, real property, public entities, contracts, probate, will & trusts and general civil law.


1971 B.A. U.C.L.A. Economics and Public Service
1972 M.P.A. U.C.L.A. Masters of Public Administration
1977 M.A.T.S. Talbot Seminary; Masters of Arts in Theological Studies
1979 J.D. McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
June 2015    Pepperdine Straus Institute of ADR    Advanced Mediation--18 hours
June 2014    Riverside County Bar Association    Negotiations with Difficult People and Getting Past Impasse--3 hours
October 2013    Doug Noll    Negotiation Mastery for the Legal Pro -- 9 hours
October 2013    State Bar of California    Negotiations with Difficult People--1.5 hours
March 2012    Peacemakers Ministries    Certification Program in Mediation--3 days
October 2011    Peacemakers Ministries    Conflict Coaching--3 days
October 2011    Riverside County Bar Association    Impasse is a Fallacy, Advanced Mediator's Forum--2 days
April 2005    California Continuing Education of the Bar    Mediation and Arbitration Practice--6 hours
September 2002    California Continuing Education of the Bar    Advanced Negotiation Settlement Practices--6 hours
April 2001    Riverside County Bar Association    Mediation Continuing Education Program--3 hours
July 1996    Pepperdine Straus Institute of ADR    Mediation and Settlement Techniques--18 hours
April 1995    Lexcom    Negotiate to Win--6 hours
prior to 1991    Pepperdine Straus Institute of ADR    Mediation and Settlement Techniques--18 hours
Dec 2016    Lee Jay Berman--AIM    Mediating the Commercially Litigated Case--40 hours


Lawsuits consume money, waste time, destroy opportunities and increase stress. Spare yourself the lawsuit. Give mediation a chance to give the parties their lives back. Creative solutions are sought to bring a satisfactory settlement which will be a long term solution.

Permit the parties to tell their story and devise a win-win situation. An agreement put together by the parties is almost always better than a judgment. Can handle emotionally-charged matters.

Mediations are more likely to resolve the problem while spending less money, time and stress. Mediation can be creative and actually design a solution to the problem, while winning the litigation may not solve the problem.


$250 per hour. Travels out of Riverside, California.

Other Information

Member, California State Bar Standing Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution 2012-2015

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Faith Based
  • Government
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.