Carole H. Aragon, JD, LLM in Dispute Resolution
Aragon Mediation

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Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
A Member of the FINRA Roster of Mediators, and the FINRA Panel of Arbitrators, Aragon Mediation handles all forms of financial disputes and securities law mediations including customer disputes and employment disputes. Holding an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, with a Specialty in Mediation, from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine School of Law), and as an active member of the CA State Bar, I have handled over 250 mediations with a 97% success rate, and over 50 securities law mediations with a 92% success rate. I am an Expert Member of PIABA, and a member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association.

Professional Background

Member of the FINRA Roster of Mediators;
Member of the FINRA Arbitrator Panel;
Member of the SCMA (Southern CA Mediation Association);
Member of the ABA, Section of Dispute Resolution;
Member of PIABA, Expert Member designation;
Member of the State Bar of California;

Past association with Morgan Stanley as a Retirement Planning Specialist, holding Series 7, 61, 63, annuities, and insurance licenses, utilizing Balanced Portfolio Theories of Asset Allocation with a focus on Fixed Income investments.


Having handled hundreds of mediation cases in a wide variety of litigation matters in the areas of family law, entertainment law, landlord-tenant disputes, personal injury matters, civil harassment cases, and business litigation disputes, my primary focus is on all forms of financial disputes mediation, and securities law cases involving customer disputes and employment matters through FINRA.


LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, Specialty in Mediation, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine U. School of Law;
J.D., Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles, CA;
B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2011 - 2015    Various    LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, Straus Institute, 850
2012    Various    Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute, 40
2013    Various    Professional Skills Program, Straus Institute, 28
2013    Various    Office of the City Attorney, Los Angeles, 40
2015    Ken Cloke    Center for Dispute Resolution, 40
2011 - 2016    Lee Jay Berman & Others    Southern CA Mediation Association, 48
2015 - 2016    Various    American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, 15
2014-2016    Various    Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, 30
2010 - 2011    Various    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, 56


Evaluative using Facilitative Techniques to achieve a fair and durable result for all parties


$4,500 per 8-hour day, with no charge for an extra 2 hours, if necessary, and additional telephonic sessions to achieve a final resolution. I provide free parking, snacks and lunch if the parties choose to work through.

Other Information

I have been trained by the top mediators in our field including Ken Cloke, Max Factor III, Robert Logan, Zena Zumeta, Peter Robinson, Tom Stipanowich, Ken Feinberg, Lee Jay Berman, Joan Goldsmith, Josh Stulberg, Lela Love, Jeff Paquin and David Talbot

Areas of Practice

  • Animal
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community (2 collaborated)
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family (2 collaborated)
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Landlord - Tenant (5 collaborated)
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate (4 collaborated)
  • Restorative (Juvenile) (2 collaborated)
  • Securities (6 collaborated)
  • Sexual Harrassment (1 collaborated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Estate Planner
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.