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Robert M. Tessier, Esq. - Resume    

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Practicing law since 1986, Robert M. Tessier has represented defendants involving general negligence and product defect claims, in addition to representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters involving general liability, motor vehicles, 250bob103consumer products, and Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA) litigation. He has also developed particular expertise in orthopedic and neurological injuries, with continuing education focused on spine, knee, birth, brain injuries. Mr. Tessier began his ADR career volunteering as a mediator in the Los Angeles County alternative dispute resolution program. Having discovered a passion and talent in the field, he chose to pursue ADR full time both as mediator and faculty member of the Institute for Conflict Management as instructor in mediation. Mr. Tessier has resolved hundreds of disputes involving, personal injury, products liability and professional negligence. One attorney commented “Bob is extremely knowledgeable about the litigation process and is dead on in his analysis of cases. He has a wonderful way with people and uses his skills to cut to the heart of the case while at the same time giving everyone their say. Another client commented, “Mr. Tessier was fantastic on a complicated premises liability claim, he never gave up during the negotiations and continued to encourage and work the parties until the case settled. I will absolutely use him again.”


Legal Career & Prior Experience

    • Mediator (1994-Present)
    • Faculty, Institute for Conflict Management, Mediating the Litigated Case (2005-present)
    • Robert M. Tessier, P.C, (1997-06)
    • Partner, Rowell & Tessier, A Law Corporation (1992-97)
    • Associate, Paul & Stuart (1991-92)
    • Associate, R. Edward Pfiester, A Law Corporation (1990-91)
    • Associate, Greene, O’Reilly, Broillet, Paul, Simon & Wheeler (1988-90)
    • Associate, Murchison & Cumming (1986-88)

Professional Affiliations & Education

    • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, cum laude (1986)
    • B.A., Loyola Marymount University (1983)
    • Real Estate Broker, Department of Real Estate (2005)
    • Mediation Training, Pepperdine University, School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Specialized Mediation; Law, Faith and Peacemaking
    • Mediation Training, Los Angeles County Bar Assn., Enhancing Non-Verbal ADR Communication & Negotiation Skills
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Riverside County Bar Association; Desert Bar Association; Century City Bar Association; San Bernardino County Bar Association
    • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell

ADR Experience & Specialties

Serious Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Product Liability, Insurance Bad Faith, Lemon Law, Employment Law, Real Estate, Trust and Probate Disputes, Mobilehome Residency Law, Entertainment, Elder Law & Class Actions

Achievements & Interests

He has published numerous articles in the field of mediation for the various bar associations, publications and Pepperdine Law Review, including: “The Case for Alternative Dispute Resolution in International Business Disputes,” “How to Achieve Optimum Results at Mediation,” “Mediating an Auto Case: Steps to Success & Mistakes to Avoid in Mediating an Auto Case,” “Making Effective Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution for Small Businesses,” and “The Settlement Game in the Ballpark that Tech-Bilt.” Additionally, Mr. Tessier has presented at numerous speaking engagements including: “Ethics in the Small Office” (2008), “Workers Compensation and Governmental Liens” (2008), “Governmental Liens, Statutory Liens & ERISA” (2007), “Mediating the Litigated Case” (2006), “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” (2006) and “Seduction in the Art of Mediation” (2006).

His hobbies include music, classic automobile restoration, and athletics.

Available Hearing Venues

Throughout Southern California
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REAL ESTATE  l  CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS   l   BUSINESS & PARTNERSHIP DISPUTES  
PROBATE & TRUST DISPUTES   l   ELDER LAW   l   FAIR DEBT COLLECTION ACTIONS
 

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