On Deck Mediation
Kim Deck ESQ.


Meticulous Preparation. Innovative Solutions. Fierce Follow Up.

I work diligently every step of the way - from pre-mediation calls to post-mediation follow up To finalizing settlement documents.

Kim Deck Esq., a full-time mediator since 1998, specializes in resolving employment, entertainment, business and commercial matters. She has extensive dispute resolution experience and has served in a variety of ADR roles including mediator, neutral fact-finder, facilitator conflict resolution coach and trainer for a variety of organizations. Ms. Deck served as Associate General Counsel and Manager of the Employment Dispute Resolution Group at JAMS. Ms. Deck has resolved the majority of the approximately 4500 matters she has mediated, and has a broad understanding of the unique needs and interests of litigants in a diverse range of industries:

  • Food Industry
  • Grocery Store Chains
  • Cities & Government
  • Healthcare Companies
  • Medical Practices
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Companies
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • Airline
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • Celebrity Staff
  • Energy
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Financial Institutions
  • Hotel and Travel


Memberships & Awards

  • Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Distinquished Fellow of International Academy of Mediators
  • Recognized as a Top 40 California Neutral, Daily Journal
  • Member, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
  • Member, Southern California Mediation Society
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Member California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Employment Group
  • Board Member, Disability Rights Legal Center
  • Board Member, Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel
  • Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel Peacemaker of The Year Award


  • Managing Difficult Conversations and Getting to Yes—Train the Trainer, Vantage Partners.
  • Program on Negotiation and “Managing Difficult Conversations” course, Harvard Law School.
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • J.D., Whittier College School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., St. Mary’s College, Business Administration & International Relations, 1984
  • Gonzaga in Florence 1980-1981


Keeping Things Cool - Verdicts & Settlements

Making Conflict Productive - Vantage Partners