Before joining ADR Services, Inc., Mr. Lombardi spent 46 years as a trial lawyer handling a wide range of civil matters, with particular emphasis in the fields of product liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, personal and catastrophic injury, and medical and legal malpractice. In addition to evaluating and settling, or otherwise disposing of, hundreds of cases prior to trial, he tried to verdict or judgment, or arbitrated to binding results, over 100 cases including catastrophic injury, wrongful death, automobile crashworthiness, design defect, medical and legal negligence, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith claims. His trial experience resulted in his election to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) as well as to fellowship in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also served as appellate counsel on numerous matters resulting in published opinions by either the California Courts of Appeal or the California Supreme Court.
Mr. Lombardi’s trial practice included substantial litigation for automotive, industrial equipment, and industrial machinery manufacturers, distributors, and retailers; representation of hospitals and healthcare providers in medical malpractice matters; and the handling of a variety of insurance coverage and insurance bad faith claims on behalf of both insurers and insureds. Since 1991, Mr. Lombardi has also devoted considerable time to developing his skills in alternative dispute resolution work, acting as a mediator or arbitrator in numerous disputes, particularly in insurance coverage, professional liability, personal injury/wrongful death, and insurance bad faith matters.
Since joining ADR Services, Inc. in 2018, Mr. Lombardi has mediated over 200 matters. He has successfully settled the vast majority of these matters, including multiple catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims.
“Ralph Lombardi did an excellent job working with the parties to reach a settlement. While the case did not resolve at the initial session, through subsequent efforts over the following two weeks, he was able to conclude the settlement.”
“Ralph Lombardi is an excellent mediator, one of the best, a miracle worker. I recommend him highly to anyone for any case at any time.”
“Mr. Lombardi’s style was a little different than other mediators we have used, but it was effective in resolving the matter. I appreciate his offer to continue assisting after we had completed a full day session, should we need it. He was very effective in assisting my young client in understanding all the issues involved in a complicated resolution.”
“Mr. Lombardi was very cordial and communicative. At no fault of the mediator the opposing side chose not to use the opportunity to resolve the case. Will return to Mr. Lombardi in the future .”
“Ralph is an exceptional mediator who was able to successfully resolve a case with calm professionalism in a setting of high emotions.”
“Ralph is a GREAT mediator!”