Santa Barbara Superior Court
CADRe Program



Judge Elinor R. Reiner (ret.)


211 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101

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$400.00 per hour

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Cancellation Policy:

24 hours

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Counsel and Parties

Years as mediator:

Conducted mediation/settlement conferences as a judge for over 25 years and as a private mediator since retiring from the bench.

Number of mediations conducted:

Many hundreds of mediations and/or mediation-settlement conferences.

Subject matter of mediations conducted:

Mediations were conducted in the following areas of civil litigation: family law, including separation, divorce, equitable distribution, custody, child support and visitation; business/commercial disputes; employment;  contracts; real estate; environmental; personal injury; school and municipal law; wills and trusts. 

Areas of expertise:

Family law, employment law, commercial disputes, environmental and real estate.

Additional Information:

Judge Reiner served as a judge for nearly 26 years and has been a licensed attorney since 1974. She holds an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law. With her background in litigation, the judicial process and Alternative Dispute Resolution, she brings to the mediation a practical approach and the skills to   address the needs and interests of the parties, resulting in a high settlement rate.  

Panelist Information Updated: August 12, 2014
Biography: Elinor R. Reiner
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