West Coast Resolution Group, a division of the National Conflict Resolution Center, has one purpose: to provide exceptional and affordable mediation services to the legal community. To achieve that goal, we have assembled a core group of experienced neutrals with extensive experience mediating a variety of cases.
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    Rich Paul addresses the question of whether, or to what extent, a bona fide medical condition or religious belief preventing vaccination can, or should, allow the applicant relief from mandatory vaccination rules and just how an employer should go about assessing the bona fides of those claimed exemptions. Read It Here
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    Robert J. Hanna, Esq.

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    David S. Bright, Esq. examines some of the potential yet foreseeable disputes arising out of the current frenzied sellers’ market.

    Kristin Rizzo was once again selected as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Super Lawyer by her peers. Less than 5% of lawyers are selected for this honor. See the 2021 issue of San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine for the full list.

    Richard A. Heller provides tools and tips for settling your case in your next mediation.

    Kristin Rizzo's timely article highlights the new laws and novel legal issues defining workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities, and explores how COVID-specific claims can benefit from mediation resolutions.
  • Important Update

    West Coast Resolution Group is pleased to announce that we are now scheduling in-person and hybrid mediations, in addition to virtual mediations. We remain committed to the physical and emotional safety of our staff, mediators, and clients. If you believe your mediation would benefit from taking place at our offices, rather than via Zoom, please note our health and safety protocols: Non-vaccinated clients and visitors must wear a mask at all times. Fully vaccinated clients and visitors are welcome to wear masks if they wish. To schedule your next mediation, call Kathy Purcell at 619-238-7282.

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Practice Areas

West Coast mediators understand the complexities of litigation and are skilled at resolving a wide variety of disputes, including:
  • Employment, Workplace
  • Insurance/Personal Injury/Property Damage
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Business
  • Construction Defect
  • Commercial Disputes, including disputes related to COVID-19 eviction moratoriums
  • Superior Court
  • Homeowner Association
  • Healthcare
  • Civil Rights
  • Design Professional and Environmental Claims
  • Probate/Conservatorship/ Trust Disputes
  • Will/Trust Contests
  • Elder Abuse
  • Professional Liability
  • Environmental/Land Use
  • Community


NCRC maintains a qualified roster of experienced neutrals for you to choose from. Standards for being selected to NCRC's neutral roster are high and are maintained through ongoing training, evaluation and feedback.

NCRC's neutral roster includes mediators from over 50 different occupations. Occupations represented include: education, law, law enforcement, real estate, business, mental health, medicine and engineering.