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David H. Fielding
In 2014 Mr. Fielding retired, is no longer on active status with the State Bar of California and is no longer associated with the firm. Mr. Fielding’s law practice encompassed both trial and appellate work in both state and federal courts and included the litigation and mediation of individual as well as class-wide claims and lawsuits. He worked as a mediator, he creatively resolving labor and employment law and other business related disputes. His approach to alternative dispute resolution was forthright, experienced, efficient and effective.

Mr. Fielding is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. degree) where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Georgetown Law Journal. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1969 and is a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and various federal district courts and state courts of appeal. Mr. Fielding served as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow and staff attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance Program in Calexico, California in the late 1960's. During his legal career, he has also served as an International Legal Center Fellow and Consultant to the Legal Aid Program of the University of Costa Rica School of Law and the Costa Rican Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (Municipal Development Institute). Mr. Fielding has also served as the California State Bar Appointed Board Member of the California Rural Legal Assistance Program and as an officer or board member on the Boards of Directors of other community non-profit organizations including the Bay Area Video Coalition and La Raza Legal Central. He has also served as Judge Pro Tem for the San Francisco Superior court and has been a frequent lecturer on employment law related subjects, including discrimination and wrongful discharge.

More recently, Mr. Fielding has brought his experience to the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Over the past ten years he has served as Mediator for the San Francisco Bar Association's Voluntary Early Mediation and Early Settlement Programs. He has also been a frequent Mediator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He was a past member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the Inter-American Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild, and the California Employment Lawyers Association, the State Bar of California and the San Francisco Bar Association.

Mr. Fielding served as an Urban Community Development Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Cuzco, Peru from 1964 to 1966. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks basic Italian.

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