200: David Kamanski of Law Offices of David D. Kamanski discusses becoming a full time Mediator of civil litigation cases with us.

DaveK_Headshot1David Kamanski of Law Offices of David D. Kamanski has been a civil litigation attorney in Orange County, California for over 30 years. He graduated from Foothill High School in Tustin in 1975 and then obtained a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1979. He obtained his law degree from the University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law located in Sacramento, California in 1983. David began working at Chase, Rotchford, Drukker & Bogust, a large insurance defense firm in Los Angeles, as a law clerk in 1981 and then as an associate attorney from 1984 to 1987. He then moved firms two more times landing at a firm in Orange County which was renamed to Sheehy, Kamanski & Ellis where he remained a partner until opening his own office, The Law Offices of David D. Kamanski in September 1993.

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Show Highlights

  • David tells us that the court system, especially in Southern California, holds mediation as an important aspect of the legal system.  The courts often prefer to have a case mediated rather than conduct what could be a time consuming and therefore expensive trial.
  • David relates that it takes time to build a mediation practice.  When you start out, no one knows that you are now a mediator and some parties, like insurance companies, may think of you as still being on the “other side.”
  • David explains that even after you have been a mediator for a while, you still have to be known and on the “Approved Mediator” list for the insurance companies and known by the plaintiffs attorney.

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