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Richard Huver has successfully 

helped parties resolve their disputes in an expeditious and professional manner. Richard will help you find the right path to resolution. 





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For three decades, Richard has been driven by a finely honed skill set, empathy, and the tenacity to achieve resolution. With his dedication to the legal field and commitment to ethical standards, it is no surprise that he has quickly become a highly sought-after mediator.

Richard specializes in business, employment, insurance, and all types of tort cases, with settlements ranging from five to eight figures. He was recognized as a Super Lawyer for ADR in Southern California in his third year as a mediator and has been honored as such every year since. As President of both the San Diego County Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, he further demonstrated his pragmatic leadership style, creativity, and integrity.

Throughout his career, Richard has garnered the experience, temperament, and wisdom to resolve disputes professionally and expeditiously. An attorney described Richard’s approach to mediation stating, "He was fully prepared, understood the complexities of the case and the client’s needs, and focused on resolving the matter to the satisfaction of both sides.”



Judicate West

Exclusive panel mediator - January 2020 - present

West Coast Resolution Group

Exclusive panel mediator - January 2016 to December 2019

San Diego County Superior Court

Member of the Civil Mediation Panel - 2016-2021

California Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing

Volunteer mediator - 2019

Southern California Mediation Association

Member since 2016

California Women Lawyers

Member since 2019


San Diego County Bar Association
President 2015, President-Elect 2014, Treasurer 2013,

Board of Directors 2012-2016

Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
President 2006, Board of Directors 1998-2009 

Louis M. Welsh Inns of Court

Master 2007-2014, Senior Master 2015-present,

Executive Committee, 2018-present

Lawyers Club San Diego

Fund For Justice Committee, member 2012-2021



Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution

Certificate Graduate of Mediating The Litigated Case

National Conflict Resolution Center 

Certificate Graduate of Introductory Mediation Skills Training

Southwestern Univ. School of Law, J.D.

University of San Diego, BBA



Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, San Diego, 2019-2023

Super Lawyers, Top 50 Lawyers, San Diego, 2018

Super Lawyers, Personal Injury, San Diego, 2012 - 2017

Top 10 San Diego Personal Injury Attorney, The Daily Transcript, 2011

Top 10 San Diego Insurance Attorney, The Daily Transcript, 2009

Top San Diego Personal Injury Attorney, San Diego Magazine, 2010 - 2018
Top San Diego Personal Injury Attorney, Our City San Diego, 2010 - 2012

Top San Diego Personal Injury Attorney, San Diego Metro, 2011, 2012
Outstanding Advocacy Award, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2011
Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2000

Martindale-Hubbell, Highest Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards

Avvo, Super Rated Attorney, Highest Rating Possible, 10.0



Richard will help you and your client find the path that will lead to resolution of your case.  Richard mediates cases in the following fields:



Individual or Partner Business Disputes, Dissolution

Real Estate

Lessee/Lessor, Landlord/Tenant

Insurance Bad Faith/Coverage:

Life, Health and Disability


Directors & Officers
Claims with underlying insurance coverage disputes

Employment/Workplace Disputes:

Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Discrimination and Harassment

Personal Injury (Soft Tissue to Catastrophic)/Wrongful Death Caused By:

Automobile, Motorcycle, Truck, Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Premises Liability

Governmental Entity

Products Liability

Foodborne Illnesses

Dog Bite

Elder Abuse/Neglect:

Skilled Nursing Facilities/Home Care

Financial Elder Abuse

Class Actions:



Wage and Hour

Professional Liability:

Medical Malpractice

Insurance Broker/Agent

Legal Malpractice



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Here is a sampling of what others have said about Richard:

"Richard is always a good listener, efficient and rapidly focuses the process on what it should be about v. wasting time on minutiae"
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto Dispute

"He was very well prepared and fully appreciated the facts, law, and both side's strengths and weaknesses."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Matter

"Clearly a big picture guy who knows how to take the little steps to overcome barriers which keep the parties apart. Highly recommend Richard for mediations should you need a closer."
- Attorney on a multi-party tort case

"Very complicated medical issues and extremely complicated client with big expectations. Richard was very business-like, direct, focused and result driven. Excellent mediation skills."
- Attorney on a personal injury matter

"Mediation went great. So far Mr. Huver has gotten it done for me each and every time despite some challenging facts."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury case

"Richard Huver was amazing. He had a really good handle on the concepts from start to finish. Very smart man. He did a great job. "
- Attorney on a Premises Liability case

"Thanks [to his] incredible efforts. I didn't get that deal done - [HE] DID. He's just been bumped up to #1 on our preferred mediator list."
- Attorney on a Real Property Breach of Contract Dispute

"A very good effort on a matter where both sides were claiming injury as a result of a single event, where each claimed the other was at fault. Keeping it all straight, with two separate insurers and two separate counsel for each side, took an effort that Mr. Huver was able to do with apparent ease."
- Attorney on a General Negligence case

"Richard was fully prepared, understood the complexities, understood the client and focused on resolving the matter to the satisfaction of both sides. Well done!!! 
- Attorney on a business/contractual dispute

Thank you for so professionally mediating our issues...we are relieved to have the dispute in our past. We certainly would recommend you to anyone needing mediation services. 
- Party in a business dispute

Richard's experience as a trial lawyer was extremely valuable. He was able to get the client and me to focus on the financial aspects of this case from the other sides' perspective, in a way we had not contemplated. With his assistance, we were better able to assess potential litigation outcomes, options, and resolution. 
- Attorney in a tort matter

Thank you so much for the fantastic results you accomplished at the mediation, and for taking the extra time to make it happen. ... I will definitely request you as my mediator on any future San Diego cases! 
- Attorney for subrogating party in multi-party case

Smart, a seasoned trial lawyer, with a great attitude, work ethic, courtesy, and respect.” 
- Attorney on a tort case

"Richard, I had a feeling you were the right person for this. Having had to deal with the myriad of special interest factions as our County Bar leader I was confident you would be up to the challenge of taking on rooms full of competing interests on the defense side of this one. Now the number of people I did not expect, nor the Friday evening negotiating hours (and likely not you either ) but my clients and I truly were fortunate to have you as our mediator. I can’t thank you enough for putting in the effort you put in. Truly a mediation that always will stand out for me. Thanks for making it happen. 
- Attorney on a Multi-Party Catastrophic Injury matter

Richard is definitely in my personal top 3 mediators in San Diego. He is always prepared, knowledgeable, and results-oriented. 
- Attorney on a General Negligence Matter

Very effective. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Huver. 
- Attorney on a Premises Liability case

Effective resolving the material issues needed to achieve a settlement. Doesn't waste a lot of time, and is obviously prepared to go to work when the bell rings. 
- Attorney on a Personal Injury case

Richard was amazing. Rolled up his sleeves and got it done. 
- Attorney on a Civil Rights case

Mr. Huver was patient, understood the issues, and communicated well. 
- Attorney on a Civil Rights case

Richard was great in dealing with all the claimants, including pro-per parties to get the case settled. 
- Attorney on an Insurance Policy Distribution case




Full Day  - $7,800*^

Half Day - $3,900*

Full Day Rates consist of ten (10) hours inclusive of review and preparation time; additional time is billed at $780 per hour.

Half Day Rates consist of five (5) hours inclusive of review and preparation time; additional time is billed at $780 per hour.

^Class Action/Complex/Multi-Party (4+ parties) - Full Day only $8,800, additional time billed at $880 per hour*

Excess time will be billed in increments to the nearest one-half (1/2) hour. 

There is a non-refundable administrative fee of $450 per party, per session.

*Additional terms and conditions are set forth on the Mediation Fee Schedule.

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Katie Haught

Case Manager
(714) 852-5188

Richard mediates cases virtually and in person exclusively through Judicate West, with offices located throughout California.  To determine Richard's availability, please contact his case manager Katie Haught, or submit a general inquiry below:


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