The firm has a well-respected reputation among their peers as experienced and effective practitioners in all areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

The firm’s attorneys encourage clients to explore the possibility of preserving a positive relationship with the opposing party in a dispute particularly when future business relationships are involved. ADR procedures, particularly mediation, have come to be an effective way of containing costs and achieving resolution of disputes in the earliest stages. It has become a viable and reasonable alternative to both the adversarial court atmosphere and overcrowded court calendars that cause burdensome delays and additional expense in resolving issues. Northrup Schlueter provides effective advocacy in the mediation process and its partners are trained neutrals who are committed to an equitable and dignified result for the participants in matters that come before them.

Practicing law since 1983, Mr. Schlueter has extensive experience representing clients in the fields of Construction Law, Construction Defect, Real Estate, Business Litigation and Personal Injury.  In addition to his extensive experience in both mediation and arbitration, he is well versed in negotiating settlements and trial practice.  Mr. Schlueter leads the firm's practice in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

David is a skillful risk manager who, by taking into account the strengths and weaknesses of a case, strategically positions stakeholders for maximum resolution opportunities early in the litigation process.  His experience and training in mediation benefits Parties throughout the dispute resolution process, often leading to early settlements.

As a trained neutral, Mr. Schlueter has honed his skills, developed through decades of litigation practice, for ascertaining the sometimes complicated agendas in a dispute, whether they be financial, emotional or, as is often the case some combination thereof.  He assists Parties in finding common ground and reaching compromises that provide for resolutions consistent with their litigation objective while preserving the dignity of all involved.

Areas of focus include:

  • Mediation

  • Arbitration

  • Risk Analysis & Evaluation

  • Private Trial Options

  • Private Individuals or Commercial Entities

  • Professional Partnership Dissolution

  • Construction & Construction Defect Issues

31365 Oak Crest Drive, Suite 250 

Westlake Village, CA 91361

P: (818) 707-2600   F: (818) 707-2675

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