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Kathryn N. Richter, Esq.

Independent Arbitrator and Mediator

In-Person and Online Dispute Resolution




Kathryn Richter is an independent arbitrator and mediator, with over 30 years experience resolving complex commercial, construction, energy, energy, professional liability, real estate, employment, insurance, product liability, personal injury, product design and manufacturing, intellectual property interests, insolvency and tort matters. With a long history as both an advocate and neutral in domestic and international disputes, Ms. Richter focuses on managing the dispute resolution process to limit time, cost, and risk. Kathryn's history as an advocate, arbitrator, mediator, and special master includes resolution of disputes at the transaction, pre-litigation, litigation and appellate stages. With expertise in business and law, she brings a unique understanding of the risk paradigm that garners buy-in and facilitates resolution. Since 1988, Ms. Richter has successfully managed 1700+ high-stakes, multi-party disputes to resolution, with attentive preparation, a proactive style and dedication to the resolution process. Licensed in and admitted to all California courts. Also admitted to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, the Supreme Court of the United States, and numerous pro hac vice admissions. Ms. Richter is a contributor to the domestic and international ADR communities; she is available for appointment in any location.

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   San Francisco - Houston

 Richter ADR, LLC

Practice Areas & Case Experience

ADA Disability


Business/                                Commercial Disputes

Class Actions

Community Associations


Construction Disputes







Land Use/Planning

Municipalities &                    Special Districts


Personal Injury 

Premises Liability

Product Liability

Professional Negligence

Qui Tam

Real Estate


EducatioN and Training

 Past/Present Affiliations

* Distinguished Neutral,International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)

      *  Mediation Committee

       *  Transactions Committee

* Contra Costa County Bar Association ADR Executive Committee Board Member

* ABA: Forum on Construction Law; and, Section of Dispute Resolution 

* The Mediation Society

* Northern California International Arbitration Club

* Arbitral Women

* Licensed Real Estate Broker, California


JD, 1981, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

BA, 1977, University of California, Berkeley, CA, with Honors & Distinction

Basic and Advanced Mediator & Arbitrator Trainings


Licensed in California, 1981; Bar Registration #100129

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California 

Supreme Court of the United States

Bar and Court Admissions (current)


Located in the San Francisco Bay Area

Available for Engagement in

Any Location



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