Mediation Experience and Training:
Jean-Paul Menard began his mediation practice in 2008. Since then, Mr. Menard has dedicated a significant amount of his time mediating business, commercial, real estate, employment, partnership, unfair competition, and personal injury disputes. Mr. Menard is certified to conduct mediations by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and is a mediation panelist for the United States District Court, Central District, and the California Association of Realtors. He was also a panelist for the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program. Mr. Menard is a member of the Southern California Mediation Association, and has participated in numerous mediation training courses and seminars, including the basic and advanced mediation training programs offered by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and programs presented by SCMA, the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, and the United States District Court.
Mr. Menard has had over 30 years of complex litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts involving a variety of disputes including breach of contract, business torts, fraud, unfair competition, trade secrets, partnership and real estate matters, trademark and copyright infringement and environmental and government contract/qui tam related claims. In addition, Mr. Menard’s legal practice has included negotiating and documenting a variety of business and commercial agreements, and providing general legal advice to clients on their day-to-day business operations.
Employment, Education, and Professional Affiliations:
Before establishing his own firm in 2008, Mr. Menard was a partner at the law firms of McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP, in Los Angeles (1997-2008) (now part of Dentons US), and Stephens Berg & Lasater, in Los Angeles (1986-1997); and an associate with the law firm of Munns Kofford Hoffman Hunt & Throckmorton, in Pasadena (1984-1986). Mr. Menard received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1984 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree graduating magna cum laude from the California State University, Northridge in 1981. Mr. Menard is a member of the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Southern California Mediation Association.