May 27, 2019

Mediation

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

                                                                        –Abraham Lincoln

Mediation Areas Include:

  • Personal Injury/Torts
    • Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death, Auto & Motorcycle, Products Liability,  Medical Negligence
  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Family Law

Oleander Partner, Neda Mansoorian‘s, personal and big-picture approach to problems has allowed her to not only successfully settle her own cases, but has also made her a go-to resolution consultant on outside matters in need of a fresh perspective.  A litigator and trial lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience in state and federal courts, Neda has a unique ability to study all sides of a case and uncover hidden issues that hold parties captive in turmoil.  She has litigated complex cases and has first-chaired jury and bench trials.  Neda understands the issues that keep litigators and their clients up at night.  

Neda gets to the heart of a conflict by studying its background and its people, and by actively listening and tailoring her style to the needs of the parties.  Her unique experience in crisis and threat management has honed Neda’s skills as a calm and trusted problem-solver for high-profile companies, law firms and individuals facing volatile situations.  Believing there is a solution to every problem, Neda creates a clear path toward resolution out of seemingly “unfixable” circumstances.  She has diverted conflict in sensitive matters well on their way to reputational damage, destruction of important relationships or a PR frenzy. 

Neda’s leadership and business roles throughout her life have informed a keen understanding of the intersection between human behavior and beneficial outcomes.  Prior to her career in law, Neda founded and operated a successful restaurant that remained in her family for 25 years.  Before co-founding Oleander Law Partners and becoming its Managing Partner, Neda served as a Senior Partner and Chief Legal Officer at the Silicon Valley trial firm, McManis Faulkner.  She has served as President of California Women Lawyers, which provided a rare opportunity to represent over 32,000 lawyers in California and to be an effective consensus-builder in leading CWL’s 23-member Board of Governors.  These richly diverse experiences have given Neda a practical, insightful and tenacious spirit in all she tackles today.