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 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.



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-present



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, 2019-2022

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

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 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.”




Full Day  - $5,900*

Half Day - $2,950*

Full Day Rates consist of ten (10) hours inclusive of review and preparation time; additional time is billed at $590 per hour.

Half Day Rates consist of five (5) hours inclusive of review and preparation time; additional time is billed at $590 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 $375 per party, per session.

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




Puja LaQuay

Case Manager
(800) 488-8805

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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