Bassis Mediation


Lynne Bassis, Esq. harmonizes the legal, business and human emotion issues such that settlement occurs.

Her style, technique, instincts and impartiality leave counsel and parties pleased with the outcome.


  • Full Time Mediator with over 20 years of experience.
  • Super Lawyers (2007-2011, 2015-2017)
  • Mediation Instructor (beginning and advanced training), Los Angeles County Bar Association.
  • Negotiation, International Academy of Mediators Seminar co-sponsored by Harvard.
  • Practicing Lawyer and Litigator with 24 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. General civil, employment, municipal defense, labor, governmental tort liability, professional ethics and personal injury.
  • Director & Adjunct Professor, Disability Mediation Center at Loyola Law School.
  • ADR Professor: Southwestern University School of Law, University of California at Riverside, and UCLA Education Extension.
  • Negotiation Trainer: United States Air Force, California State Department of Rehabilitation, United States Postal Service, Seminar for Pacific Enterprise.
  • Employment
  • Disability & Disability Access
  • Business
  • Healthcare
  • Government Tort Liability & Peronal Injury
  • Pre-Litigation Mediation
  • 2001-Present Mediator
  • 1999-2001 Adjunct Professor and Director of the Disability Mediation Center at Loyola Law School
  • 1989-1998 Counsel to the California Supreme Court’s State Bar Court
  • 1988-1989 Litigation Attorney, Gartner & Young
  • 1986-1988 Litigation Attorney, Barbosa & Vera
  • 1984-1986 Trial Counsel, State Bar of California
  • 1980-1984 Litigation Attorney, Legal Services
  • 1977-1980 Peace Corps


  • 2011 Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School
  • 1995 Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School
  • 1977 Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974 University of California, Irvine & Berkeley, A.B. Criminology


  • Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Symposium, “How to Win at Mediation”
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, “Simulated Mediation Panel Presentation”
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Basic & Advanced Mediation Training
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Disability Legal Rights Center, Disability Law
  • American Bar Association, The Decline of the Joint Session (webinar)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, “Go Boldly Where No One Has Gone Before: How to Improve Your Mediation Outcome”
  • Southern California Mediation Association, “Mediating Disability Cases”
  • Ethics in Mediation – What’s That? (MCLE)
  • Navigating the Minefield of Implicit Bias (MCLE)
  • UCLA Extension, “Dispute Resolution Through Communication”
  • UC Riverside Extension, Advanced Mediation
  • Various Associations, “Tips Involving Successful Resolution of Employment Disputes”
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • LA County Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Law Section
    • Healthcare Law Section
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Attorneys
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • California State Bar
    • Labor & Employment Executive Committee (Term:  2005-2008)
    • Ethics Subcommittee, State Bar Committee on ADR (1998)
  • International Academy of Mediators (Distinguished Fellow, since 1999)
  • Southern California Mediation Association


  • Presenter, National Guardianship Association, “Resolution Matters:  Managing Conflict With Early Mediation (2007)
  • Panelist, Annual State Bar Labor & Employment Conference, “Discuss It With the Mediator” (2007)
  • MCLE Panelist, “Navigating Ethically in Mediations: Avoiding Those Rocks and Sandbars,” Annual State Bar Labor & Employment Conference (2006)
  • Presenter, Lorman Education Seminars, “Employment Law from A to Z in California,” (March 2005)
  • Presenter, The Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement “Mediating Disability Cases” (2004)
  • Presenter, “The Art of Peacemaking ~ Beyond Mediation: Dealing with Difficult Cases [Seminar to Undestand Why Those Other Mediations Did Not Work] (June 2004 & May 2005)”
  • Presenter, SCMA Conference, “Cutting Edge Issues in Disability Mediation” (Oct. 2004)
  • Presenter, “Beyond the Basics Employment Mediation,” International Academy of Mediators (May 2003)
  • Presenter, Lorman Education Services, “Disability Discrimination in California: Managing & Mediating Disability Issues in the Workplace” (Oct. 2002)
  • Presenter, Employers Group Annual Law Update, “Interactive Reasonable Accommodation Process” (2001)
  • Presenter, Lorman Education Services, “Ethical Responsibilities When Representing A Client in Mediation” (2001)
  • Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Services, Los Angeles County Bar Association & Chair, Mediation Subcommittee (2000-present)
  • Faculty Coach, Loyola Law School, American Bar Association’s Mediation Advocacy Competition (2000)
  • Presenter, Southern California Mediation Association, “Mediating Workplace/Employment Disputes” (2000)
  • Presenter, Southern California Mediation Association, “A Walk Through the Landscape of Disability Issues Facing the Mediator (1999)

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