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Jill Switzer

Firm: Jill Switzer Attorney Mediator
Website: arc4adr.com
Phone: (626) 354-2650

Specialties / Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law


As the former Assistant General Counsel for a large regional financial insttution, Jill brings to her mediation practice an understanding of internal corporate dynamics and politics and how they affect mediations in both process and substance.

Jill writes a weekly column for Abovethelaw.com (www.abovethelaw.com/author/jillswitzer) and contributes regularly to both online and print legal publications. She is a frequent MCLE speaker on various mediation, employment and banking topics.  Jill served as a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court party select and pro bono panels until their demise. She is a past chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Senior Lawyers Section.  She has served on a number of State Bar and local bar association committees over the years, and was a Phase I member of the State Bar’s Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform.

Jill is also a California certified volunteer long-term care ombudsman, advocating for residents in skilled nursing homes and residential care facilities.

Education & Admissions

  • Admitted to State Bar of California, December, 1976
  • Admitted to all district courts in California, 9th Circuit, and United States Supreme Court
  • Whittier College School of Law, J.D. May, 1976
  • University of California, Berkeley, A.B. December 1969

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Weekly columnist for Abovethelaw.com

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