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Successful mediations require someone who understands the legal and practical issues at play, who appreciates the nuances of the process, who listens, and who is cognizant of the myriad of personalities and interests at play. For nearly 30 years, Richard developed the skills and expertise necessary to serve as a successful mediator. Richard brings these skills and expertise to the cases he mediates in a variety of fields and specialties, including business and contract disputes, employment, real estate, insurance, and personal injury. From the simple to the complex, and from the cooperative to the contentious, Richard has the experience, the temperament and the skills that are needed to help parties resolve their disputes in an expeditious and professional manner.

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Private Cases

  • $1,600 Half-Day
  • $3,200 Full-Day
  • The amount charged includes pre-mediation consultation and e-mails, one (1) hour of review time for briefs, and up to four (4) hours (Half-Day) or eight (8) hours (Full-Day) of mediation on a single calendar day.  Excess time will be billed in increments to the nearest one-half (1/2) hour at the rate of $400 per hour. 
  • $175 per party nonrefundable administrative fee
  • Richard is available to mediate cases throughout Southern California and does not charge for travel time
Superior Court-Ordered Civil Mediations:
  • Civil Unlimited:  $250 per hour for each of the first two hours and $400 per hour thereafter
  • Civil Limited:  $150 per hour for each of the first two hours and $400 per hour thereafter
HOA Mediations:
  • $750 Flat rate for up to 3 hours. $400 per hour thereafter
  • $100 per party administrative fee

To schedule a mediation please call Case Manager Kathy Purcell at


Legal Career & Prior Experience: 

  • The Huver Law Firm, Owner and Founder, 2009-2017
  • Levine, Steinberg, Miller & Huver, Partner, 1998-2009
  • Levine, Steinburg, & Miller, Associate, 1994-1998
  • Law Offices of Ned Good, Law Clerk and Associate, 1982-1994

Education & Professional Affiliations: 

  • San Diego County Bar Association, President 2015, Treasurer 2013, Board of Directors 2012-2016
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, President 2006, Board of Directors 1998-2009
  • Louis M. Welsh Inns of Court, Master 2007-2014, Senior Master 2015-present
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • University of San Diego, B.B.A., 1982
  • Certificate Graduate of Mediating The Litigated Case, offered by Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution at Washington, D.C. campus of Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Certificate Graduate of Introductory Mediation Skills Training, offered by National Conflict Resolution Center

ADR Experience & Specialties: 

Richard is available to mediate a wide variety of cases, including:

  • Business Disputes (breach of contract, partnership/corporate dissolutions, lessee-lessor)
  • Employment (wrongful termination, discrimination, whistle blower, retaliation)
  • Personal Injury (from soft tissue to catastrophic)
  • Insurance Bad Faith/Coverage
  • Real Estate (ownership disputes, landlord tenant)
  • Elder Abuse/Neglect

Achievements & Awards: 

  • Los Angeles Daily Journal ADR Profile - 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Personal Injury, San Diego - 2012-2017
  • Top San Diego Personal Injury Attorney, San Diego Magazine - 2010-2016
  • Top San Diego Personal Injury Attorney, Our City San Diego - 2010-2012
  • Top 10 San Diego Personal Injury Attorney, The Daily Transcript - 2011
  • Top San Diego Personal Injury Attorney, San Diego Metro - 2011-2012
  • Top 10 San Diego Insurance Attorney, The Daily Transcript - 2009
  • Outstanding Advocacy Award, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego - 2011
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego - 2000
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Highest Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Avvo, Super Rated Attorney, Highest Rating Possible, 10.0


  • “Clearly a big picture guy who knows how to take the little steps to overcome barriers which keep the parties apart. Highly recommend Richard for mediations should you need a closer.”
  • “Very complicated medical issues and extremely complicated client with big expectations. Richard was very business-like, direct, focused and result driven. Excellent mediation skills.”
  • “Richard’s experience as a trial lawyer was extremely valuable. He was able to get my client and me to focus on the financial aspects of this case from the other sides’ perspective, in a way we had not contemplated. With his assistance we were better able to assess potential litigation outcomes, options and resolution.”
  • “Richard was fully prepared, understood the complexities, understood the client and focused on resolving the matter to the satisfaction of both sides. Well done!!!”
  • “Smart, a seasoned trial lawyer, with a great attitude, work ethic, courtesy, and respect.”
  • "Thank you for so professionally mediating our issues...we are relieved to have the dispute in our past.  We certainly would recommend you to anyone needing mediation services."

Hobbies & Interests: 

Richard enjoys playing golf, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and sushi.