JUDGE MICHAEL J. BERGER
HON. CARLA BONILLA
JUDGE RICHARD H. BREINER
HON. JEANNE MARTIN BUCKLEY
JUDGE MICHAEL B. DUFFICY
JUDGE JOHN J. GALLAGHER
JUDGE INA LEVIN GYEMANT
JUDGE VERNON F. SMITH
LARRY BASKIN, Esq.
CLAYTON E. CLEMENT, Esq.
W. GREGORY ENGEL, Esq.
DAVID F. FEINGOLD, Esq.
PERRY D. LITCHFIELD, Esq.
MARY MCLAIN, Esq.
BARBARA MONTY, Esq.
GARY T. RAGGHIANTI, Esq.
MICHAEL D. SENNEFF, ESQ.
ROBERT J. SHEPPARD, ESQ.
ERIC STERNBERGER, Esq.
MATTHEW N. WHITE, Esq.
W. BRUCE WOLD, Esq.
Deeply imbued with a sense of public service as evidenced by his almost 10 years of service as a San Rafael reserve police officer, Dave Feingold has the confidence of someone who is used to helping people in difficult situations. He also has the right mix of intuition, hard work and attention to detail to make him an effective mediator.
Feingold, who finds that many of the skills he honed working as a reserve police officer carry over to his work as a mediator, believes that intuition is one of a mediator’s most important qualities. “As a mediator you have to not only use your experience and training, but also trust your instincts and intuition if you are going to succeed at helping people locked in conflict,” Feingold says.
“I am a hard-working mediator,” continues Feingold. “I like the detail and I take pride in being up to date on the law and the practical issues facing the parties and their attorneys. My number one goal in the first thirty minutes of any mediation is to establish a workable rapport with the clients and their attorneys. From there, it is just a combination of creativity, patience, and hard work that gets the job done.”
Feingold also enjoys the detail involved in documenting the resolution of disputes. “If I sense we are close to a deal,” he says, “you will often find me at my laptop, working with the parties and counsel to craft a solid agreement that they not only can sign on the spot, but also one that will successfully guide them in the future if the relationship is a continuing one.”
A 1986 graduate of the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, Feingold is a partner with Ragghianti Freitas LLP. He is a recognized expert in common interest development law. Since the early 1990’s he has presented at law seminars statewide on the subject, and is a frequent contributor to common interest development law journals. He also has extensive experience in handling disputes involving construction and construction defects, as well as general real estate matters, ranging from non-disclosure cases to boundary disputes. He maintains an active litigation practice, and brings that up to date knowledge and real world experience to all the cases he hears.
Mr. Feingold served as President of the Marin County Bar Association in 2003. In every year since 2008, Mr. Feingold has been named as a Northern California “Super Lawyer,” a designation awarded to the top 5% of attorneys in Northern California.
MEMBERSHIPS AND SPECIAL HONORS
Director and Past President, Marin County Bar Association (2003); Northern California Super Lawyer (2005, 2008-2012); Reserve Police Office, City of San Rafael, (1999-2009); California Association of Community Managers (CACM) (Member, Legal Steering Committee);
CACM Vision Award for Excellence in Education (2001);
Community Association Institute (CAI);
Executive Counsel of Homeowners (ECHO);
Former Director, Marin School of the Arts;
Former Director, Twin Cities Little League
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law cum laude, 1986
B.A., California State University at San Francisco summa cum laude, 1983