Hon. Joseph R. Grodin (Ret.)

Case Manager: Christopher Schuster


Justice Grodin brings his vast legal experience to ADR Services, Inc. where he serves as a mediator, arbitrator and discovery referee. Having served on the California Supreme Court and the California Court of Appeal, in addition to teaching experience at the Hastings College of Law, Justice Grodin draws a broad spectrum of experience to assist counsel and their clients achieve resolution.

Judicial Experience

  • Associate Justice, California Supreme Court, 1982-87
  • Presiding Justice, Division Two
  • Associate Justice, Division One, California Court of Appeal, District One, 1979- 1982

Work History

  • Professor, Hastings College of the Law, 1972-1979, 1987-present
  • Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School, 1995 and 1996
  • Partner/Attorney, Brundage, Neyhart, Grodin & Beeson, 1955-1972


  • University of California at Berkeley (BA, cum laude-1951)
  • Yale University (JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif-1954)
  • London School of Economics (PhD-1960)

Mediation & Arbitration Experience

  • Employment:
    • Wrongful terminationEmployment discrimination
    • Severance pay, bonus pay, stock options, and defamation
    • Wage and hour disputes
  • Commercial Contract:
    • Breach of sales contract
    • Fraud
    • Land purchase
    • Insurance
    • Partnership disputes


  • American Law Institute
  • California State Bar
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section, Past Secretary)
  • International Society for Labor Law and Social Legislation
  • Industrial Relations Research Association

Authored several books and journal articles.

Representative Cases