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.
For three decades, Richard Huver earned the respect of colleagues, adversaries, and the courts for his intelligence, creativity, and high ethical standards. That success was matched only by his continued commitment to the legal community, including acting as President of both the San Diego County Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. Through those leadership roles, Richard developed a unique ability to build consensus among parties with varied and often competing interests with his calm leadership style, integrity, and credibility. Richard's 30-year career as a trial lawyer culminated with his recognition as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in San Diego County by Super Lawyers. Richard was recognized by San Diego Super Lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution just a few years after launching his mediation practice.
Richard mediates cases in a wide range of matters, from the simple to the complex, and from the cooperative to the contentious. With litigation experience in cases ranging from Aviation Accidents to Wrongful Termination, and with particular expertise in Insurance Bad Faith, Richard knows what it takes to get your case resolved. Whether you need a mediator with compassion or just the right amount of assertiveness, Richard is dedicated to helping the parties and their counsel find the right path to resolution.
Exclusive panel mediator - January 2020 - present
Exclusive panel mediator - January 2016 to December 2019
San Diego County Superior Court
Member of the Civil Mediation Panel - January 2016 to present
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
Master 2007-2014, Senior Master 2015-present,
Executive Committee, 2018-present
Lawyers Club San Diego
Fund For Justice Committee, member 2012-present
TRAINING AND EDUCATION:
Certificate Graduate of Mediating The Litigated Case
Certificate Graduate of Introductory Mediation Skills Training
Southwestern Univ. School of Law, J.D.
University of San Diego, BBA
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, San Diego, 2019, 2020
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 - 2016
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
Insurance Bad Faith/Coverage:
Life, Health and Disability
Directors & Officers
Claims with underlying insurance coverage disputes
Wrongful Termination, Retaliation
Discrimination and Harassment
Personal Injury (Soft Tissue to Catastrophic)/Wrongful Death Caused By:
Automobile, Motorcycle, Truck, Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Skilled Nursing Facilities/Home Care
Financial Elder Abuse
Wage and Hour
Here is a sampling of what others are saying about Richard:
“Richard, thank you for your assistance today. You are a true professional. I do not believe this case would have settled without you as the mediator.”
“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.”
“Richard was fully prepared, understood the complexities, understood the client and focused on resolving the matter to the satisfaction of both sides. Well done!!!”
“Very complicated medical issues and extremely complicated client with big expectations. Richard was very business-like, direct, focused and result driven. Excellent mediation skills.”
"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."
“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.”
"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!"
”Smart, a seasoned trial lawyer, with a great attitude, work ethic, courtesy, and respect.”
FEE SCHEDULE – Private Cases
Full Day - $4,500*
Half Day - $2,250*
Full Day Rates consist of ten (10) hours inclusive of review and preparation time; additional time is billed at $450 per hour.
Half Day Rates consist of five (5) hours inclusive of review and preparation time; additional time is billed at $450 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 $250 per party, per session.
*Additional terms and conditions are set forth on the Mediation Fee Schedule.
FEE SCHEDULE – San Diego Superior Court Civil Mediation Program – Unlimited
Initial Two-Hour Session: All fees for mediation will be paid directly by the parties, not by the Court. The first two (2) hours of the mediation session are charged at the rate of $250 per hour. No other charges or expenses apply to the first two (2) hours of mediation. Any time in excess of the first two (2) hours of the mediation session will be charged at the rate of $450 per hour. Excess time will be billed in increments to the nearest one-half (1/2) hour.
Fees and costs for any mediation, whether Private or through the Court’s Civil Mediation Program, are the obligation of the parties and their attorneys, jointly and severally.
Richard mediates cases exclusively through Judicate West, with offices located throughout California. To determine Richard's availability, please contact his case manager Puja LaQuay, or submit a general inquiry below:
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