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Lifetime Achievement Award from OC Superior Court Temporary Judge Program Recipient

A General Comparison of Mandatory Settlement Conferences Vs. Mediations

Michael G. Balmages, Esq. is an accomplished mediator and discovery referee with extensive experience as a trial lawyer, general counsel, and transactional lawyer. As a mediator and as a neutral, he has had great success in helping litigants resolve their disputes in more than 1,000 cases. His friendly nature and ability to find common ground both contribute to his easy rapport with litigants and their attorneys, while his determination to get cases settled is evident at each hearing. He is committed to exploring every option available to the parties to develop creative solutions to dispute resolution.

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​Michael G. Balmages,Esq.

Discovery Referee