Stephen E. Haberfeld

8224 Blackburn Avenue Suite 100
Los Angeles, California 90048Office Phone: 310-666-8311Office Fax: 323-651-1946Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 1/31/03
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 491
  • Current As Of: 1/3/23

Areas of Practice:

  • Business (e.g., corporate, securities, partnership), Real Estate, Insurance: Intellectual Property: Entertainment, Employment, Civil Rights (e.g., EEO, fair housing)

Bar Memberships:

  • New York (1971)
  • Pennsylvania (1971)
  • California (1975)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1987)
  • Federal/Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit (1971)
  • Federal/Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1984)
  • Federal/USDC (CD CA) (1975)
  • Federal/USDC (ED PA) (1971)
  • Federal/U.S. Tax Court (1984)
University of CaliforniaLos Angeles19611965UndergraduateB.A. (1965)
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, New Jersey19651967GraduateM.P.A (1967)
Law Schools
Harvard Law SchoolCambridge, Massachusetts19671970J.D. (1970)
Professional Experience
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second CircuitNew York CityLaw Clerk to Circuit Judge Leonard P. Moore19701971
Harold E. Kohn P.A.Philadelphia, PAAssociate19711973
Watergate Special Prosecution ForceWashington, DCAssistant Watergate Special Prosecutor19731975
Agnew Miller & CarlsonLos Angeles, CAPartner & Associate19751978
Haberfeld & HaberfeldLos Angeles, CAPartner, Private Judge19781988
U.S. District CourtCentral District of CAU.S. Magistrate Judge19881992
Haberfeld & HaberfeldLos Angeles, CaliforniaPartner - Private Judge1992Present
City of Los AngelesCaliforniaPresident, LA City Special Committee on Investigative Oversight19981998
IP and entertainment arbitrators & practitioners--Guest lecturer on ADR and IP and Entertainment Law19992017
City of Los AngelesCaliforniaPresident, LA City Special Committee on Investigative Oversight20022002
City of Los AngelesCaliforniaPresident, LA City Special Committee on Investigative Oversight20032003
Mediation and Other ADR Training
American Arbitration AssociationLos Angeles, CaliforniaAdvanced Arbitration Institute (Lecture)1993
U.S. Postal ServiceSanta Clarita, CaliforniaBasic EEO Mediation Training1998
L.A. County Bar AssociationLos Angeles, CaliforniaBasic Mediation Training1998
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2007
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2008
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing & Breaking Impasse2010
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasRoundtable/Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2011
JAMSLos AngelesArbitration Award Writing2016
JAMSLas VegasArbitration Meeting The Needs of The Market2017
College of Commercial Arbitrators, Plenary & Breakout SessionsMinneapolis, MNVarious2017
JAMSLos AngelesArbitration Workshop2017
SafesportDenver, COSport Arbitration Training2017
The Seminar Group Effective Advocacy in Mediation (Speaker) 
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasThe Premediation Process:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges2018
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasImpasse and Ethics:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges2018
JAMS Remedies in Arbitration2018
JAMS Disclosures2019
Nevada Supreme Court     Las VegasImpasse is a Fallacy: An Advanced Mediator's Forum2019
Nevada Supreme Court Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques2020
Nevada Supreme Court Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation2020
Nevada Supreme Court Do Virtual Settlement Conferences Work? Mediating in the Times of Coronavirus2020
Nevada Supreme Court Tips & Techniques for Successful Results in Custody & Other Relationship-Based Settlement Conferences (Part 1)2020

Nevada Supreme Court

 Tips & Techniques for Successful Results in Custody & Other Relationship-Based Settlement Conferences (Part 2)2020
Westlaw Ethics2020
College of Commercial Arbitrators Arbitration Practicum2020
Beverly Hills Bar Association ZOOM: The Future of Virtual Dispute Resolution2020
JAMS Third Party Discovery Arbitration and More2020
JAMS COVID 19 and The New Workplace (Employment Law)2020
JAMS Virtual Arbitration and Arbitration Case Update2020
JAMS Managing Documentary Evidence in Virtual Arbitrations2020
JAMS International Arbitration Update and Practice Tips2020
JAMS Arbitration and Videoconferencing - Part 1, Part 2, and Part 32020
JAMS Implicit Bias2020
JAMS Third Parties and Non-Signatories in Arbitration2020
JAMS Annual ADR Updates - 20202020
College of Commercial Arbitrators 

Managing the Circus - Int'l v. Domestic

Prepare for the Future - Emerging Tech

The Business of Arbitration

Not So Uncommon Unexpected Happenings

Writing A Clear Award

Nevada Supreme Court Sanctions 1012021
Nevada Supreme Court The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 22021
Nevada Supreme Court Making the Most of the Pre-Mediation Process2021
Nevada Supreme Court Joint Sessions vs. Caucuses2022
UNLV-William S. Boyd School of Law Infinite Arbitration Clauses2022
UNLV-William S. Boyd School of Law 2022 Memorial Beecroft Lecture: Civil Public Discourse: Some Lessons from Psychology2022
Nevada Supreme Court Overview of Common Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2022
Nevada Supreme Court Online or In-Person, Psychological Insights for Supreme Court Settlement Judges2022
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
National Panel of Arbitrators, AAA--Commercial Panel - including corporate, business, real estate, insurance, entertainment, intellectual property rights, AAA "Blue Ribbon" & LCCP Panels--19722004
U.S. Postal Service--Mediator, USPS EEO Redress 1 & Redress II Programs1998Present
Los Angeles Superior Court--Mediator, Panel of Probate Mediators1998Present
Supreme Court Settlement JudgeLas VegasMediation of appellate cases2003Present
National Association of Securities Dealers--Neutral chair of 3-person panels, NASD "Blue Ribbon" PanelUnkUnk
JAMS Mediator & Arbitrator2004Present


  • Valedictorian, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kapp (1965)