Arnold R. Levinson Esq. draws on nearly four decades as one of San Francisco’s leading trial attorneys to amicably mediate and arbitrate a broad assortment of highly complex cases, often achieving what attorneys have described as “the insurmountable.” His approach to resolving disputes emphasizes his extensive preparation and his keen ability to listen to each party.
As a trial lawyer, Mr. Levinson was a strong proponent of settlement, assisting over 1,000 clients in resolving their cases. He started his career working for a large insurance defense firm in San Francisco before launching his own practice in 1979. His firm grew quickly, handling real estate, commercial, insurance, and employment cases as well as a variety of other complex litigation.
In 1992, Mr. Levinson co-founded Pillsbury & Levinson and focused his practice primarily on representing policyholders in disputes against insurance companies. His firm rapidly gained national recognition as one of the nation’s top insurance firms. He has broad and extensive trial experience, serving as President of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and as a member of the statewide Task Force developing the CACI jury instructions. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Available statewide, Mr. Levinson’s reach as a neutral extends far beyond his expertise in insurance coverage and bad faith. He has handled a wide-variety of cases inclusive of complex business/commercial and real estate, employment disputes, and personal injury and medical malpractice claims.
“Mr. Levinson is one of the most effective mediators I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”
“Arnie Levinson is my go to mediator. Same for my firm. He really has a gift.”
“Levinson is the best mediator in Northern California, bar none. He dives deeply into the facts of the case and is relentless in attempting to achieve a fair resolution.”
“It was a big plus to have an in-person mediation, rather than doing it by Zoom. Arnie Levinson was truly phenomenal; no one else could have settled the case.”
“DAMN EFFECTIVE! Without the advice and participation of Mr Levinson this matter would not have settled.”
“Arnie, as usual, was very professional and got the job done.”
“The parties appreciated that mediation was successfully scheduled on very short notice. Arnie’s staff was extremely competent and professional. I would rate him 10 stars, but am limited to 5. This was a very difficult case that few mediators could have successfully mediated. Kudos to Arnie for his efforts and effectiveness.”
“Arnie knew the issues, was able to hone in on them and get the sides to talk about really resolving the case. Was able to get both sides to agree to a number they didn’t like which means it was a successful resolution”
“Mr. Levinson is one of the best mediators. Did a good job on a tough case”
“Arnie did a great job on a difficult case. Not much more needs to be said. I booked another mediation with him immediately.”