Karen G. Andres

Arbitrator and Mediator

Attorney at Law


1990-Present     Arbitrator and mediator in a variety of public and private contexts and jurisdictions in such matters as labor and employment, business, and health care.

Panels and Rosters (Partial list): American Arbitration Association, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, California State Mediation & Conciliation Service, Los Angeles Police Commission. (Extensive experience with Boards of Rights).

Subject Areas Handled (Partial list): police discipline, other employee discipline, contract issues and interpretation, discrimination, sexual harassment, business dissolution, personal injury, medical malpractice.

Past Experience Administrative Law Judge, California State Personnel Board and Office of Administrative Hearings; Dispute Resolution Attorney, Maxicare Health Plans, Inc.; Founder and Director, Legal Services for the Elderly, Alameda County, California and Jerusalem, Israel; Trainer and training coordinator, National Paralegal Institute, San Francisco; Legal Counsel, Children’s Dependency Court, Los Angeles; Legal Counsel, California Agricultural Labor Relations Board.

Extensive training experience in collaborative mediation as a participant and teacher.

Education:   Juris Doctor, University of San Francisco School of Law.  Admitted to the State Bar of California. B.A., Psychology and Education.

References: Recommendations from parties and attorneys and former ALJ supervisors available upon request.