David M. Karen, Esq.

Experience & Specialties

David M. Karen, Esq., Senior Partner of CDR Mediation, has successfully resolved over 500 disputes as a mediator and arbitrator since since 1985.  Since 1999, Mr. Karen has been appointed as Mediator for over 150 Los Angeles Superior court actions having now mediated over 500 matters. He periodically presides as Judge pro tem (Small Claims) as well as the Settlement Judge for trials pending in the Ventura County Superior Court, (Department 22).

Recent Accomplishments

David M. Karen was appointed Chair of the Ventura County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) section in 2013. Citations magazine interviewed DKLG senior partner David Karen, about his role as ADR Chairman. You can read the interview online on the Ventura County Bar Association’s website in the Citations  section for July 2013 issue under “New Section Leadership” and in the July 2013 issue of Citations magazine.


David M. Karen, Esq.

David M. Karen, Esq.

Creative Dispute Resolution
3155 Old Conejo Road – Box 7
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Tel (805) 498-9494
Fax (805) 498-3030
Email dk@cdrmediation.com

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