A Legacy of Experience

Mediation – ADR Services

About Thomas Feher

Thomas Feher serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the Kern County Bar Association, serves on the KCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, is a Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Kern County Superior Court. As a trial lawyer since 1990, he has successfully litigated hundreds of cases on behalf of clients ranging from individuals to large businesses and public entities bringing a wealth of experience in virtually all areas of the law and dispute resolution. Mr. Feher has been recognized as an experienced litigator earning membership with the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell and selected to the list of Super Lawyers.

Mr. Feher specializes in negotiating the settlement of litigated cases and pre-litigation matters. Mr. Feher is available for matters ranging from simple to complex and no matter is too small or too big. Every matter is unique and Mr. Feher prides himself at being dedicated to finding a path to resolution.

Practice Areas

Having a thorough knowledge of the needs of all parties to a dispute, Mr. Feher has repeatedly developed creative approaches to resolve difficult matters and thrives on the challenge. Mr. Feher has been a speaker and moderator on a variety of topics covering civil practice, employment law, wage and hour, law management and professional liability.

Mr. Feher has had a broad-based litigation practice including:

  • Simple to complex employment disputes (employment discrimination, retaliation sexual harassment, labor, wage and hour, class action and PAGA)
  • Corporate and partnership disputes
  • Probate and trust litigation
  • Personal injury
  • Commercial litigation
  • Professional liability and health care-related litigation
  • Real estate disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Disputes involving public entities (civil rights and employment claims)
  • Agriculture litigation

Arbitration/Mediation Training

  • Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court Resolve Program (both Plaintiff and Defense)
  • Arbitrator for the Kern County Bar Association (fee disputes)
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution 40-hour course, Mediating the Litigated Case, Pepperdine School of Law
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution – Advanced Mediation Class
  • KCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 1990
  • San Diego State University
    • B.A. – 1986
    • Majors: Political Science and Speech Communication

Professional Associations

  • San Joaquin Valley Chapter of ABOTA -Office: Treasurer (Present) and Membership Chair (Past)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court Resolve Program (both Plaintiff and Defense)
  • Judge Pro Tem for the Kern County Superior Court (Past)
  • Kern County Bar Association, Office: Treasurer (Present) and Secretary (Past)
  • Kern County Bar Association, Director (2019 to 2020)
  • Kern County Bar Association, Member (1990 to Present)
  • Kern County Bar Association Charitable Foundation, Director
  • Kern County Bar Association- Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (Director, Chair Law Management Committee and past Co-Chair of Employment law Committee)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Active Supporter

To learn more, view Mr. Feher’s full profile.

Fees 

The current cost for a one-day session of mediation is a minimum of $3,500. Half-day sessions are a minimum of $2,000. Fees include administrative setup and preliminary work up and preparation. For in-person mediations that require special accommodations, out of town or out of jurisdiction matters involving travel may require additional costs and fees. Please call for a quote.

Advance payment or retainer is required based upon time estimates and other issues identified. There may be charges for extra preparation, hearing time, conferences and follow-up time. After the mediation has concluded, a supplemental invoice will be sent for the additional fees and/or costs which is due and payable upon receipt. Once payment is received, dates will be confirmed.

Each participant’s share of the total amount due must be deposited immediately upon receipt of the invoice to guarantee the reservation. Mr. Feher reserves the right to offer the date to other potential mediation participants until the deposit is paid. The deposit is a true retainer guaranteeing the time scheduled.

All payments are subject to the following cancellation policy: If a matter is canceled at least 7 days prior to scheduled services, a full refund is available, less a $150 administrative fee (unless a new date is agreed upon). For cancellation within 6 to 2 days before scheduled services, a 75% refund is available. If a cancellation occurs within 2 days of scheduled services, a 50% refund is available.

Contact

To scheduled in-person or virtual mediation services call 661-325-8962 and ask for Thomas Feher or Jennyfer Utt.