Robert L. Fairman, Esq.

Robert L. Fairman, Esq.


Bob Fairman has more than 40 years of trial experience in the Southern California courts. He also has more than two decades of experience as a mediator. He has handled 400+ cases for private parties as well as the Los Angeles Superior Court ADR and Judge Pro-Tem programs and the United States District Court, Central District of California’s ADR program. As a lawyer, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trials as lead or sole counsel. He approaches cases in a focused, efficient manner, working toward a prompt resolution. He recognizes the importance of meeting the needs and goals of the parties to the mediation. He has structured settlements in creative ways, achieving win-win settlements for all sides. Additional information is available on LinkedIn at “Bob Fairman.”


  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (Co-chair, Insurance Programs Committee; Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee)
  • United States District Courts: Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (AV- Peer Reviewed)


Bob Fairman has successfully resolved a wide range of matters, including business/commercial, employment, personal injury and property damage, insurance disputes (first and third party coverage questions and bad faith insurance claims – all lines), all types of ERISA matters, professional liability claims (legal and insurance broker/agent matters), construction claims (defects and contract disputes - general and subcontractor claims), and product liability cases.


   B.A., University of Southern California
   J.D., University of Southern California
   U.S. District Court, Central District of California ADR program (2013-2015)
   Dispute Resolution Service, Inc.: Basic Mediation Training Program (1994); Advanced Mediation Training Program (1996)
   Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law: Advanced Mediation Practice Program (1999); Overcoming Impasses (2007); Managing the Attorney/Client Dynamic (2007); Mediating Personal Injury Cases (2008); Ethical Quandaries for Court-Connected Mediators (2008); Sharpening Your Mediation & Negotiation Skills (2012)
   Los Angeles County Superior Court ADR Committee: LASC Neutral Orientation (2008)

Mr. Fairman is available throughout California.

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