Forrest Mosten

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Forrest (Woody) Mosten has been in private mediation practice in Los Angeles since 1979 and teaches mediation as Adjunct Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. He trains professionals in mediation from basic to advanced courses and is in constant demand worldwide as a conference keynote speaker and expert witness on mediation.

Mr. Mosten serves as a mediator in the following practice areas: Business and Partnerships, Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Family Law, and other disputes involving complex legal and financial issues and high conflict of the parties.

Mr. Mosten is the author of four books and numerous articles on mediation and other dispute resolution topics.

Mr. Mosten was a 2009 ABA Frank Sander Co-Lecturer and has been recipient of the ABA Lawyer as Problem Solver Award, ABA Lifetime Legal Access Award, Los Angeles County Bar Louis M. Brown Conflict Prevention Award, and was named by the Southern California Mediation Association as Peacemaker of the Year. He is the founding Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Dispute Resolution Section and has received two major awards for his work in mediation from that organization.

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