Nat Agliano

Hon. Nat A. Agliano (Ret.)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Kathleen Hanley
T: 415-774-2617
F: 415-982-5287
1255 Treat Blvd., Suite 700, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Nat A. Agliano is available to conduct cases virtually. JAMS is equipped to provide virtual ADR services on a variety of online platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and more.


Hon. Nat A. Agliano (Ret.) has been involved in the resolution of a variety of real property disputes for over 40 years: first in private practice and throughout his years of service on the Monterey County Superior Court and as an Associate and Presiding Justice of California’s 6th Appellate District.

For nearly the last 15 years as an ADR practitioner, Justice Agliano has mediated, arbitrated or served as a referee/special master in almost every kind of Real Property dispute. His emphasis on thorough preparation and knowledge of the law, combined with his patient and compassionate manner assist in diffusing even the most contentious family, neighbor, or business dispute where property is involved.

Representative Matters

  • Breach of real estate sales contracts; contractual and equitable remedies including specific performance, rescission, and/or damages
  • Determination of fair rents in mobile home park under rent control
  • Determination of interests in real property under claims of constructive trust
  • Determination of market rents for farmlands under lease renewal
  • Determining Fair Market Value of commercial and residential real estate based on comparable sales and/or capitalization of income
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation of commercial real property versus claim of improper exercise of Eminent Domain power
  • Flood damage to real property caused by governmental act or omission (Tort/Inverse Condemnation)
  • Homeowners’ Association disputes
  • Interpretation and enforcement of commercial real estate lease contracts; limitation on use of leased premises
  • Partition and related allocation of ranchlands, farmlands, and property with mixed uses—farming, cattle grazing, mineral and oil development; and accountings
  • Real estate broker’s right to commission under non-performed sales/lease contract
  • Sales of commercial and residential real estate: Non-disclosure/misrepresentation of construction and other defects, including water-well production, zoning, drainage, sewage systems
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Monterey County Bar Association, 2011
  • Monterey Peninsula College Hall of Fame
  • Justice Pro Tem, California Supreme Court, 1990
  • Presiding Judge, several terms, Monterey County Superior Court
  • Member of Sentencing Practices Advisory Committee, Judicial Council, 1976
  • President-elect, Monterey County Bar Association, 1962
  • Hastings Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 1958
  • Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, 1986-1992
  • Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, 1984-1986
  • Justice pro-tem, California Supreme Court, 1990
  • Judge, Monterey County Superior Court, 1972-1984
  • Private Practice, Monterey County, 1963-1971
  • Deputy Attorney General, CA, 1960-1963
  • J.D., Hastings College of Law, 1959 (Law Review 1958)
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, 1954

Counsel Comments

    • "All parties have great respect for Justice Agliano, and so his wise counsel facilitated a quick settlement." 
    • "Thank you for facilitating the settlement of the TCI case. You exerted a calming influence over personalities who were inclined to declare fixed-in-stone positions. Your consideration and hard work set an example for all of us. Without your involvement, I do not believe a satisfactory resolution would have been reached short of additional litigation. Thank you for helping us achieve a settlement which serves the needs of the public without resort to a discovery war."




Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Law
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee
Available nationwide


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