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Jerold S. Sherman, Esq.

Before becoming a fulltime neutral, Jerold S. Sherman, Esq., had extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants. He retired in 2005 after 12 years as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company, where he was involved with the defense of attorneys sued for malpractice, insurance coverage and bad faith issues, and general corporate law. Legal malpractice cases involve virtually every area of the law. Mr. Sherman has conducted more than 125 mediations.



Attorney Malpractice, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith,
Corporation and Corporate Securities, Personal Injury
and other Torts, Real Estate, Probate/Trusts, Breach of


“We believe Jerry Sherman is well qualified to conduct
mediations and arbitrations because, during more that 35
years of practice, he has represented both plaintiffs and
defendants (including plaintiffs in attorney malpractice
actions), he has no bias in favor of or against either side, he
is very knowledgeable in many areas of the law, especially
attorney malpractice, insurance coverage and bad faith
issues. Mr. Sherman has excellent people skills and he is
diplomatic, fair, dedicated, creative and cost-conscious.
As an attorney representing plaintiffs, defendants and/or
insurers, Mr. Sherman has participated in 100+ mediations,
settlement conferences and arbitrations.”
— Bruce A. Friedman, Partner, Bingham, McCutchen
(specializing in representing policyholders as plaintiffs in
coverage disputes); Scott A. Marks, The Marks Law Firm
(specializing in representing plaintiffs in tort actions). He is
a Member of the Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys
Association of Los Angeles. Wayne B. Littlefield, Partner,
Musick, Peeler & Garrett (specializing in insurance coverage
and defense); Richards D. Barger, Senior Partner, Barger &
Wolen (specializing in representing insurers) and a former
California Insurance Commissioner; Raoul Kennedy,
Skadden, Arps, et al (specializing in insurance coverage and
bad faith defense); Alan D. Croll, Partner, Katten Muchin
Zavis Rosenman (specializing in representing both plaintiffs
and defendants in major civil litigation).



Member, L.A. Superior Court Mediation Panels

Member, State Bar of California; Los Angeles County
Bar Association; American Bar Association (Tort, Trial
Insurance Section)

Member, Board of Trustees, California Womens’ Law
Center, 2003 and 2004

Author, "Judicial Review in Arbitration," California Lawyer Magazine (2009); "What Happens in Mediation Stays in Mediation," Verdict Magazine (2009)


Mediation Training: American Bar Association 9th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute (2011); Los Angeles Superior Court-ADR (2008); California Academy of Mediation Professionals (2006)

J.D., California Western School of Law, 1968

B.S., University of Southern California, 1962

Mr. Sherman is available throughout California.

Read Jerold Sherman's Article from California
Lawyer Magazine

Judicial Review in Arbitration

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