HCI Training/Speaker Info

John Edwards, JD

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John has been practicing law, primarily in civil litigation, since 1977. He specializes in commercial and residential real estate matters; and professional malpractice, personal injury, employment disputes, probate and business disputes. He has successfully mediated hundreds of cases including commercial and residential real estate matters, professional malpractice, personal injury, employment disputes, probate and business disputes. He is committed to helping people avoid adversarial contests which can be very costly, inefficient, painful and hard for many people to survive. John’s experience, training and insight provide him with a foundation that enables him to successfully work with high conflict personalities and mediate cases in which emotions run high.

John earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego Law School and received his mediation training at Harvard Law School. He is an in-demand presenter with the High Conflict Institute and co-taught the Psychology of Conflict with Bill Eddy at the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University where he is an adjunct professor. He frequently guest lectures at California Western Law School and Thomas Jefferson Law School. John also has taught both Introduction to Mediation training and Advanced Mediation training at the National Conflict Resolution Center and has participated as a panelist in numerous continuing legal education seminars.


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John brings his own laptop and slide clicker/pointer and can adapt to HDMI, VGA or lighting hookups.

He needs:

  • LCD projector & screen

  • Audio connection for sound (he will show videos from his laptop)

  • Lapel mic (hand-held or podium mic okay if lapel not available)

  • White board or flipchart w/ markers


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