Judicate West Continues to Reinforce Southern California Neutral Line-up; Adds Mediator William J. Caplan to Roster

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Nov. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Judicate West, one of California’s leading providers of private dispute resolution services, welcomes experienced mediator William J. Caplan to its exclusive roster of neutrals.

“Bill has a proven track record in mediation, accentuated by hundreds of successful settlements.  He takes mediation very seriously and is rigorously prepared for sessions, where he really digs in with the parties until they reach a resolution,” said Var Fox, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Judicate West. “We are excited to work with Bill, and his diverse experiences in mediation and litigation make him a strong addition to our line-up in the region.”

A mediator since 2001, Caplan has successfully handled more than 1,500 civil matters, including real estate, business, construction and employment disputes. He draws upon 40 years of legal experience, including 22 years as a trial lawyer with Rutan & Tucker LLP. Caplan has served as a temporary judge for the Orange County Superior Court since 1988. He also taught mediation courses as an adjunct professor at the Chapman University School of Law.

Caplan has been a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) for nearly two decades and a member of the Orange County Bar Association since 1979. He received a mediation certificate from Harvard University, Program of Instruction for Lawyers as well as formal mediation training at Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Caplan received his J.D. (1978) and his B.A. (1975) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

About Judicate West
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Judicate West is one of California’s leading providers of private dispute resolution services with a distinguished roster of proven neutrals, including retired state and federal court judges plus attorney mediators and arbitrators from a wide variety of practice areas. Founded in 1993, the firm prides itself on maintaining the utmost integrity in delivering innovative solutions to all types of civil cases. The firm’s successful formula involves top-tier neutrals and an experienced staff who is dedicated to being the gold standard in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Judicate West has offices in Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco.

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