Settling cases is Eleanor Barr’s passion. She began her legal career 24 years ago as a litigator of complex cases, and after 10 years, dedicated herself full-time to mediation. Over these last 14 years, she has successfully mediated over a thousand disputes and has earned an extraordinary settlement rate of over ninety percent. She is now recognized as one of the premier mediators in California.
Ms. Barr mediates in the areas of employment, real estate, environmental, toxic tort, business, insurance coverage and personal injury. She is especially skilled at handling complex, multi-party matters—and any matters that include tough negotiations and difficult personalities. She brings exceptional people skills to even the most bitterly-contested disputes and is known for her sense of fairness and her tenacious commitment to reaching settlement.
Ms. Barr was recognized by the Daily Journal as a Top 50 Neutral in 2012. She has also been named by her peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America in mediation for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and has been chosen by Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Ms. Barr is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a frequent lecturer on mediation and negotiation, and has taught mediation as an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine School of Law.