Michael G. Ornstil, a full time mediator and arbitrator since 1994, has mediated in excess of 4,000 cases in seven western states and arbitrated in excess of 400 cases, specializing in matters involving personal injury or wrongful death. He has conducted binding arbitrations since 1991 and has arbitrated cases for all local courts. Moreover, he serves as a Special Master in complex litigation.
Prior to joining JAMS, Mr. Ornstil’s 12-year litigation career at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold included representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters, ranging from straightforward two-party personal injury disputes to complex multiparty claims. Mr. Ornstil’s balanced perspective, coupled with his extensive legal and dispute resolution experience, helps parties facilitate an amicable resolution to their disputes.
A representative list of companies involved in personal injury/wrongful death mediations and arbitrations with Michael Ornstil includes: Aetna, Albertson’s Stores, Amtrak, Allied Insurance Group, Allstate, Bechtel, BMW Motors, Calfarm, California State Automobile Association, Caltrans, Chubb, CIGNA, City Taxi, Daimler-Chrysler, Delta Airlines, DHL Express, City and County of San Francisco, City of Napa, Federal Express, Fireman’s Fund, Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Golden Eagle, The Hartford, Home Depot, Kaiser, K-Mart, Liberty Mutual, Matson Navigation, Maytag, PG & E, Port of Oakland, Safeco Insurance, Safeway Stores, State Farm Insurance, Sunbeam, Toyota, Travelers Insurance, Tutor-Saliba, University of California, USAA Insurance, Walgreens and Whole Foods.
- Air crash cases
- Asbestos exposure cases
- Automobile and trucking accidents cases
- Construction site accident cases
- Crane accident cases
- Drowning cases
- Electrocution cases
- Explosion and fire cases
- Medical malpractice cases
- Medical product and device cases
- Mold exposure cases
- Pharmaceutical product cases
- Product liability cases
- Sports accidents (skiing, horseback riding, softball, etc.)
- Toxic exposure cases
- Trip and fall cases
- Water slide accident cases
- Wrongful death cases