Laura
Kass-Moreno
,
Esq.

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Ms. Kass-Moreno began practicing law in 1982. Her vast experience includes civil litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex business, employment and real estate matters, as well as handling a variety of insurance matters and claims. Ms. Kass-Moreno has been a credentialed mediator since 1999 with expertise in contract disputes, employment/workplace issues, personal injury/insurance claims, real estate and homeowner’s association matters and has conducted numerous, multi-party facilitations involving a wide range of challenging issues. She is also a mediation/conflict management trainer for NCRC and the mentor for NCRC’s Credential Program. She has trained and/or provided customized workshops for many mediators currently practicing in San Diego. Laura Kass-Moreno’s years of experience provide her with the creative, strategic bandwidth to successfully mediate cases to resolution.

Ms. Kass-Moreno believes that as long as the parties are talking, there is hope for resolution and has built a reputation for being persevering yet patient, insightful and creative. Clients appreciate the fact that she uses every effort to settle a dispute. She also successfully mediated the controversial matter between representatives for the Children’s Pool in La Jolla and the Animal Rights Protection League. Unwilling to be discouraged, Ms. Kass-Moreno was able to assist the parties to reach a detailed, concrete resolution which made it possible for such highly opposing interests to co-exist in peace.
 

Rates: 

Superior Court

  • Civil Limited $150 per hour for each of the first two hours and $350 per hour thereafter.
  • Civil Unlimited : $250 per hour for each of the first two hours and $350 per hour thereafter.

HOA: $750/3 hours + $350 per hour thereafter. Effective November 1, 2014 there will be a $100 per party administrative fee. $750 flat rate for up to three hours. $350 per hour thereafter.

All Other Cases: $350 per hour, $175 administrative fee per party

Legal Career & Prior Experience: 

  • Friedemann & Menke, Orange, CA – 1981 – 1986
    • Business and Real Estate Litigation
  • Murchison & Cumming, Los Angeles, CA – 1986 - 1988
    • Professional Malpractice and Real Estate Litigation
  • Corporate Counsel and Consultant Los Angeles, CA 1988 - 1991
  • NTN Buzztime, Inc., 1993 - 1998  
    • Corporate counsel responsible for all aspects of the Company’s business including litigation, transactions, regulatory matters, employment issues, and the licensing, protection and enforcement of proprietary intellectual property rights.

Education & Professional Affiliations: 

  • Member, California State Bar – 1982 through Present
  • San Diego Superior Court Temporary Settlement Judge
  • San Diego Superior Court Civil Mediation Panel
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • New England School of Law, Boston, MA 1978 – 1981
  • Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA 1974 - 1978
  • American University Washington Semester Program, Washington, D.C., January – June 1976

ADR Experience & Specialties: 

Has mediated hundreds of cases in a variety of areas, including

  • Employment and Workplace Disputes
  • Military Employment Cases
  • Homeowner’s Association Issues            
  • Business Contract Disputes
  • Intellectual Property and Transactional Entertainment Law Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury and Insurance Claims
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Cases
  • Professional Liability
  • Community/Neighborhood Matters
  • Mediation and Conflict Management Trainer for University of San Diego Law School, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Navy and Marines, City and County of San Diego and Jobcorp
  • Trainer of Communication and Intercultural Diversity Skills - San Diego State University

Achievements & Awards: 

  • Selected Mediator of the Month, San Diego Attorney Journal, December 2014
  • Mentor for National Conflict Resolution Center Credential Candidates

Hobbies & Interests: 

Laura Kass-Moreno enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, beach walks, hiking and jazzercise.

Recent Articles: 

“What Makes Mediation Work and Why Everyone Benefits”, Trial Bar News, December 2010

“Keep Them Talking”, California Lawyer Magazine, August 2012
 

Recent Press: 

San Diego Attorney Journal, December 2014 – Featured Mediator of the Month

To schedule a mediation please call Case Manager Kathy Purcell at
619-238-7282