California's Top 50 Neutrals - Eleanor Barr
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"Eleanor Barr is unquestionably the best mediator I have worked with....She is one of the few mediators who is seen as fair and effective by both plaintiffs' and defense counsel. "

"When there is a significant emotional component involved in the underlying dispute, Ms. Barr is the most effective mediator that I have ever encountered."

"Eleanor is able to empathize, inquire, and strategize at such a high level that mediations are truly effective and – dare I say it – enjoyable."

"She's who you want for almost any case. And, if you have a complicated or difficult matter – especially if it's one that you believe can't be settled – she's who you need."

"A truly superb mediator – high energy and highly motivated to cause a fair settlement."

Settling cases is Eleanor Barr’s passion. She began her legal career over 30 years ago as a litigator of complex cases, and after 10 years, dedicated herself full-time to mediation. Over these last 21 years, she has successfully mediated over 1500 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, environmental and toxic tort, real estate, business, personal injury and insurance coverage. 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 has been named a Top 50 Neutral in California by the Daily Journal. She has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for the past 8 years and nominated to The Best Lawyers in America for five consecutive years. She 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.