Muñoz Dispute Resolution (MDR) provides individualized, personal Mediation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution Services for lawyers and their respective clients and principals that national firms cannot provide. MDR drills down on key issues and potential obstacles that may impact the efficient resolution of each case.
MDR can comfortably accommodate multi-party cases and are available to travel both within and outside California. They also have the expertise to confidentially and privately accommodate any resolution using virtual technology.
Professional Liability - Lawyers (legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and attorney-client fee disputes), Real Estate Brokers /Agents / Appraisers, Architect and Engineers, Accountants, Medical, Fiduciaries
DISCOVERY REFEREE - MDR provides discovery referee services for all civil litigation matters, offering the parties an avenue to informally resolve their discovery disputes before resorting to law and motion. If the issue cannot be resolved informally, MDR will entertain discovery motions and make rational and thoughtful findings and recommendations to the court.
William A. Muñoz, Esq., is a Civil Trial Attorney Legal Ethics Expert, and Third-Party Neutral with over 20 years of experience defending attorneys, and other professionals such as architects and engineers, real estate agents/brokers, real estate appraisers, and insurance brokers, as well as defending personal injury, toxic torts, products liability, defamation, wrongful termination / harassment, wage and hour and discrimination claims.
Mr. Muñoz is currently a member of the California State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (“COPRAC”) where the Committee interprets and issues opinions regarding legal ethics and the California Rules of Professional Conduct. Mr. Muñoz also serves as an arbitrator for the State Bar’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration program.
Mr. Muñoz previously served as the Chair for the Legal Malpractice Law Advisory Commission for the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization responsible for preparing and grading the legal malpractice law legal specialization examination as well as assessing the qualifications of potential applicants seeking the legal malpractice specialization designation and recertification.
Let's face it, as attorneys, the last thing that we want to deal with is a legal malpractice claim by a disgruntled former client who has gone the extra mile and sued us claiming that our conduct fell below the applicable standard of care and they were damaged as a result. If you have the misfortune of facing a legal malpractice claim that could conceivably be brought in either jurisdiction, the odds are that California is the more favorable venue.