Viggo Boserup

Viggo Boserup, Esq., CEDS*

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer

Case Manager
Hanna Ahn
T: 714-937-8237
F: 714-939-8710
5 Park Plaza, Suite 400, Irvine, CA 92614


Viggo Boserup, Esq. is an accomplished neutral of employment disputes who is widely respected by counsel for his impartiality in treating all parties fairly, and his ability to quickly identify critical issues.

His exceptional listening skills and sensitivity toward each party make him particularly well suited for resolving emotionally charged, complex cases. Known for his fortitude in obtaining a productive result and going the extra mile, Mr. Boserup follows up with parties to effect a settlement, even after the mediation or arbitration session is over.

As a mediator and arbitrator of employment matters, Mr. Boserup has designed dispute resolution systems in both mid-sized and major institutional environments. He has resolved hundreds of wrongful termination claims based on age, race, and gender discrimination; constructive terminations; sexual harassment; failure to accommodate; retaliation; wage and hour disputes; whistle blower; hostile work environment; and breach of employment contracts.

Representative Matters

  • Gender discrimination/harassment at a law enforcement agency
  • Retaliatory termination of a whistle-blower 
  • Wage and hour dispute regarding employee’s exempt status 
  • Wrongful termination for allegedly failing to follow cash handling procedure 
  • Hostile work environment for suggestive cartoons, drawings, and pictures 
  • Alleged failure to pay prevailing wages on public project 
  • Dispute related to age and gender discrimination for failure to promote 
  • Retaliatory termination claims against employee for Department of Human Services filing 
  • Wrongful termination based on complaints for failure to pay commission to salaried employee 
  • Dispute related to improper employee classification 
  • Discrimination and relations claims for taking FMLA leave 
  • Sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims against a country club and the “good ole boys” environment 
  • Discrimination and retaliation claims following employee’s stint in a rehabilitation facility for drugs and alcohol 
  • Misclassification of employees as independent contractors instead of employees to avoid providing benefits, including penalties for failure to pay wages 
  • Wrongful termination and retaliation for refusing to prepare false financial statements 
  • Failure to accommodate worker with service dog for stress-related illness 
  • Wrongful termination in violation of public policy against property management firm doing building renovation without permits and not to code 
  • Claims against dental assistant for allegedly fondling a patient 
  • Defamation and wrongful termination claims against employer by jewelry salesperson following an accusation of theft 
  • Wage and hour claims of six employees for overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and wrongful termination against employer
  • Sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims against employer using infra-red cameras capable of seeing through clothing 
  • Internal wage dispute constituting a protected activity 
  • Wage and hour claim for gratuities withheld by employer, including compensation for overtime and meal breaks
  • Failure to accommodate by not hiring interim worker
  • Dispute related to employer’s failure to accommodate disabled employee
  • Gender discrimination amongst partners at law firm
  • Constructive termination by adding duties and lowering pay
  • Sexual harassment claims by six women against restaurant manager
  • Age and sex discrimination resulting from efforts to change corporate image
  • Wrongful termination following extensive medical leave
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Certifications
    • Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists
  • Honors
    • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2014
    • California Top Neutral, Daily Journal, 2013
    • Recognized as one of the top 50 mediators in the state of California, Daily Journal, 2004
  • Memberships
    • Diplomat Member, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
    • Member, California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Lawyers-Pilots Bar
  • Professional Activities
    • Instrument rated licensed private pilot
    • A native of Denmark and fluent in both Danish and English, Mr. Boserup has taught mediation to hundreds of lawyers, judges, students, teachers, and mental health professionals in both the United States and Europe
    • Authored articles in both domestic and international publications on the benefits of mediation for attorneys and clients alike
  • ADR Profiles
  • Full-Time, Mediator in Private Practice, 1992-present
  • Private Law Practice, 1970-1992
  • J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1969
  • B.S., Princeton University, 1966



Practice Areas

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