Ralph Williams has completed almost 5,000 mediations and/or arbitrations. He specializes in disputes involving business litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith, employment, attorney and accountant malpractice and real estate.
Mr. Williams is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the International Academy of Mediators, the Southern California Mediation Association, and the California Dispute Resolution Council. He volunteers his dispute resolution skills to the Los Angeles County Superior Court and the Los Angeles County Bar Attorney’s Fee Dispute Panel.
He has completed the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Services Mediation Training Program and the American Arbitration Association’s Basic and Advanced training for arbitrators and mediators. He conducts alternative dispute resolution MCLE, mentors and guest lectures on ADR at Pepperdine and Loyola and has published an ADR e-newsletter.
Ralph Williams began his legal career in 1972 at Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman & Kuchel and co-founded King & Williams in 1975. He litigated cases in the above areas for 25 years before becoming a full time neutral in 1998. He received his B.S. (1970) and J.D. (1972) from Glendale University, College of Law.
“Ralph was great. Very difficult case to settle. Still not sure how he did it. Have worked with him in the past and will do so again in the future.”
“Ralph Williams was excellent and without question got us over the line to a reasonable settlement.”
“Ralph is the only person who could have resolved this matter. He has all the skills, and works so hard. I can’t say enough good things about him.”
“Been going to mediators for over 30 years. Ralph Williams was “on fire”. He was AWESOME!”
“Ralph was excellent. We could not have had a better mediator.”
“Mr. Williams is outstanding in all elements of the mediation.”
“Ralph Williams was the cause of this settlement. Ralph did an incredible job.”
“Ralphs was excellent! He got the job done making all feel good.”
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“I have experienced William’s coaching from the defense side and witnessed its results on the plantiffs’ side. He sets the mood and gets people where they need to go. He does that without pounding the table or bullying people.”
“Ralph’s style is more persuasion than confrontation. Coaching is a good phrase because it’s less obvious than ‘persuasion.’ He is singularly successful as a mediator due to his knowledge of psychology and human behavior in addition to his legal knowledge. He wins parties’ trust and confidence, so they agree to settle. Most importantly, he is extraordinarily adept at articulating the financial and liability risks of a particular case to both clients and carrier representatives. He focuses on what may not be obvious, such as the emotional, psychological and institutional drain of litigation.”