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Douglas Barker

Firm: Barker Olmsted & Barnier, APLC
Phone: (619) 682-4801

Specialties / Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law


Doug Barker, a lawyer since 1980, was a litigator and partner at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) for the first 14 years of his legal career. In 1994 he became a principal in Barker Olmsted & Barnier. From 1984 through the late 1990′s, Doug worked in ADR as a court-appointed arbitrator and arbitrated hundreds of cases. Doug has trained as a mediator at NCRC (National Conflict Resolution Center), at Pepperdine University, and through the American Bar Association. He has been a mediator since 1999 and is a frequently published writer and seminar speaker on the subject of mediation. Doug has mediated over 2,000 cases involving a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters with a strong emphasis on personal injury, employment, real estate, construction defect, homeowners’ association and commercial contract disputes.

Education & Admissions

  • University of San Diego School of Law; San Diego CA
  • University of California Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, CA

Speaker Comments

  • "Excellent speaker, clear and concise. Pearls of wisdom regarding the Mediation game." - Paul T (Houston, TX)
  • "Liked instructors years of direct experience." - Michael (Leonia, NJ)
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