ABOUT ED OSTER

 

EDUCATION & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Stanford University, B.A., (1972)
  • University of California at Davis, King Hall, J.D. (1976)
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, “Mediating the Litigated Case” (6-day, 2013)
  • Negotiation Institute, Advanced Negotiations for Complex Litigation (2-day, 1988)
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Southern California Mediation Association 

 

CAREER &  EXPERIENCE

  • Mediator (2013-2016)
  • Partner, Barger & Wolen, specializing in insurance and commercial cases (1990-2013)
  • Partner, Cummins & White (1988-1990)
  • Partner, Kranz & Oster, subsequently Oster, Schubert & Rutten (1983-1988)
  • Partner, Bruck, Kranz & Perry (1980-1983)
  • Associate, Cummins, White & Breidenbach, Breidenbach et al (1976-1980)
  • Court-appointed Arbitrator, Orange County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem, Orange County Superior Court
  • Mediation Panel, Orange County Superior Court

 

As a trial lawyer for 38 years, Ed Oster handled insurance coverage, complex bad faith, commercial and real estate litigation at the highest levels. During that time he gained a lifetime of experience in all phases of civil litigation as well as an insider’s knowledge of the insurance industry.  More importantly, he earned the trust and confidence of both co-counsel and adversaries, now among his biggest supporters. 

Click here to read the September 30, 2016 Daily Journal profile of Ed Oster

 

 

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • American Conference Institute, “Alternative Dispute Resolution and Bad Faith Claims," San Francisco, July 29-30, 2014

 

MCLE CALIFORNIA STATE BAR APPROVED PROVIDER

     Most recent program Ed presented in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale and San Diego:

  • "Practice Tips for Better Mediation Results:  What Works and Why" - 1.0 Hour credit
  • "Mediation Ethics:  What You Need to Know"  - 1.0 Hour