About Us

Michael H. White

Mediator • Lawyer • Arbitrator

Phone: (818) 268-9275
Email: info@lamediationlawyer.com

Professional Background

Mr. White has practiced law since 1974 in the California and Federal courts. His extensive trial practice has included real estate litigation, commercial transactions, medical and psychological malpractice, estates and trusts, bankruptcy and administrative proceedings. Prior to that time, he began his initial legal work as a Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force during the years 1972 to 1974. He is a past president of the Beverly Hills Bar Association; a former member of the Executive Committee of the California Conference of Delegates, now the California Conference of Bar Associations, as well as numerous other professional organizations. He is a member of the Beverly Hills and Ventura County Bar Associations. Currently, his law practice focuses on estate planning, while his mediation practice includes disputes in a great variety of disciplines.

Professional Mediation Practice

Mr. White was an active supporter of the Los Angeles Superior Court Mediation Panel and its predecessor settlement programs beginning in 1985. For a decade, he also supported the mediation panels of the Ventura County Superior Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. He has recently joined the panel for the California Court of Appeal. He has generally administered on average 40 mediations per year in support of courts. In addition, he has maintained his private mediation and law practice primarily in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with occasional work throughout California. His mediation training includes the Mediation Skills Training, both basic and advanced, by the Los Angeles County Bar Association/Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., and the Intensive and Advanced Mediation Training by the Center for Mediation in Law. His mediation experience includes Family Law, Probate and Estate litigation, personal injury, real estate and business disputes.


Mr. White obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.)degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of law in 1971. He obtained his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma, attending its school of Journalism. He began his college education at Occidental College which he attended for 2 and 1/2 years.


2001 LACBA/Dispute Resolution Services, Inc – Mediation Skills, 40
2002 LACBA/Dispute Resolution Services, Inc- Advanced Mediation Skills, 40
2002 Gary Friedman, Jack Himmelman – Intensive Mediation Training, 48
2003 Gary Friedman, Jack Himmelman – Advanced Mediation Training, 40


Mr. White’s hourly rate is $400.00, generally shared equally among the parties. A retainer of $1,000.00 is generally required, which is refundable on cancellation if five days notice of cancellation is provided, and thereafter, with a cancellation fee of $400.00.

    Areas of Practice
  • Adult Family
  • Autism
  • Automotive
  • Bioethics
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Labor – Management
  • Landlord – Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lesbian – Gay
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Postal Service
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Special Education
  • Trust Management
  • Victim – Offender
  • Workplace
    Professional Services
  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Estate Planner
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Ombudsperson
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator