Professional Resume

Professional Experience

Steven Rosenberg

  • 1992 – Present: Mediation Offices of Steven Rosenberg, Mill Valley, CA;
  • 1993 – 2004: Adjunct Professor, Mediation and Negotiation, University of San Francisco, School of Law;
  • 1976 – 1992: Law Offices of Steven Rosenberg, Mill Valley, CA;
  • 1987 – 1988: Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of San Francisco;
  • 1975 – 1978: Trecker, Rosenberg & Fritz, Kailua & Honolulu, Hawaii;
  • 1974 – 1975: Staff Attorney, Wounded Knee Legal Defense Committee;
  • 1972 – 1974: Rosenberg & Trecker, Heidelberg, Germany;
  • 1969 – 1972: Judge Advocate, U.S. Marine Corps.

Mediation Experience

Served as a mediator in more that 1,000 cases involving  commercial, real estate, employment, probate, personal injury, and family law matters. Formerly a member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Mediators. One of six individuals selected by the American Arbitration Association to develop and serve on their first Family Law Mediation Panel in the United States.  Has trained more than 800 professionals in mediation. As Chair of the Marin County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, was responsible for the development and implementation of Marin County’s extensive and innovative court-annexed ADR program.

Arbitration Experience

Arbitrator for the San Francisco Superior Court, the American Arbitration Association, and Marin County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel.  Appointed as a special master by the Marin Superior Court.

Litigation Experience

Trial and litigation practice from 1969 to 1992. Experience includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation, including personal injury, as well as criminal law, and family law. Obtained the highest slip-and-fall and second highest personal injury award in the history of Napa County.

EducationLaw Degree

JD, University of Iowa, 1969

Undergraduate Degree

BA, Political Science, University of Iowa, 1966

Post Graduate

Naval Justice School, Newport Rhode Island, 1970

Bar Membership

Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, and U.S. Court of Military Appeals. Admitted to practice in: California, Hawaii, Iowa, and the District of Columbia.


  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as a Diplomat Member of the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Panel of Mediators, U.S. District Court (N.D. CA.)
  • Panel of Mediators, California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
  • Panel of Mediators: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Superior Court
  • Panel of Mediators, National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD),
  • Panel of Mediators, U.S. Postal Service
  • Approved Consultant, Academy of Family Mediation

Teaching and Training

  • Principal/Trainer: Steven Rosenberg, “Mediation Training” (40 hour MCLE accredited training program), 1993 – Present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of California at Davis, 2006, 2016
  • Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco, MBA Program, Negotiation, 1993 – 1998
  • Adjunct Professor, Negotiation, Mediation, and  Dispute Resolution, University of San Francisco, School of Law, 1994 – 2004
  • California Court of Appeal (First District) Advanced Mediation Training, 2003
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Dispute Resolution Program Training, 1995
  • San Francisco Superior Court, Probate Department, Mediation Training, 1999
  • Nevada County Superior Court, Probate Department, Mediation Training, 2000
  • Judicial Council of California; Amador County, Mediation Training, 2001
  • California Judges Association, 2000
  • United States Postal Service, Advanced Mediation Training, 1998 – 1999
  • National College of Probate Judges, Mediation Training, 2000
  • United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Negotiation Training, 1998 – 1999
  • University of Buenos Aires, School of Law, Association Argentina De Arbitraje Y Mediacion, 1995-97
  • Udayana University; Bali, Indonesia Mediation Training, 2000
  • United States, Department of Education, Mediation Training, 1998
  • California Department of Education, Mediation Training, 1996
  • United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Conflict Resolution Training, 1997
  • Coopers & Lybrand, Dallas, Texas, Negotiation Training, 1997
  • Del Monte Foods, Negotiation Training, 1998
  • Pacific Union Real Estate Group Negotiation Training, 2001
  • American Pathology Foundation, Negotiation Skills, 2005
  • University of San Francisco Executive MBA Program, Negotiation Training, 1999
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Probate Mediation Training, 2004
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Mediation Training, 1997
  • San Francisco County Bar Association, Mediation Training, 2004
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Mediation Training, 1996 & 2000
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Mediation Training, 2001
  • Peer Mediation Training, Tamalpais High School, 1994; Piedmont Middle School, 1994
  • Marin County Office of Education, 1996; Santa Clara County Office of Education (The Foundry) 1997 – 1998
  • California Department of Real Estate, approved continuing education instructor

ADR Publications

  • ADR NewsAlert, Jan. 1993: “Marin County Embraces Court-Annexed ADR”
  • California Litigation News, Spring 1994: “Mediation Myths”
  • Marin Independent Journal, June 13, 1994: “A Way Out of Going to Court.”
  • SPIDR News, Spring 1997: ” What Would You Do?”
  • The Recorder, “Marin Mediator Looks Beneath the Economics”; 4/17/07


Frequent lecturer on ADR in general and mediation in particular. Has lectured for the National College & University Personnel Association (CUPA), International Diplomacy Council, American Corporate Counsel Association, Marin Assn. of Realtors, Judicial Council of California, Hawaii Bar Assn., California State Bar Assn., Marin County Chamber of Commerce, Northern California Mediation Assn., Southern California Mediation Assn., California Society of CPA’s and numerous other business and civic organizations.

Professional Associations

  • Founding Member, California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC)
  • Academy of Family Mediators (Practitioner Member & Approved Consultant)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, Advanced Practitioner
  • Diplomat, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Member, California State Bar Committee on ADR
  • Vice President, Northern California Mediation Association, 1996
  • Chair, Marin County Bar Association, ADR Section, 1992 – 1997
  • American Bar Association, ADR Section
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section and Family Law Section
  • Marin County Board of Realtors, Affiliate Member

Previous Professional and Civic Associations

  • Certificate of Distinguished Service, ACLU of Hawaii 1978
  • Member Board of Directors, Marin Suicide Prevention Center, 1978-79
  • Member of Board of Directors, Mill Valley Historical Society 1979
  • Director, Continuing Education, Marin County Bar Assn., 1979-83
  • Member, Board of Directors, Marin County Bar Assn., 1981, 1983-88