A trial lawyer with more than four decades of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Dick Coleman has served as a neutral since 1996. Since 2000, he has taught Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy at Pepperdine’s Straus Institute, rated by US News & World Report as the #1 graduate program in Dispute Resolution. As his experience suggests, Dick is an excellent settlement officer and discovery referee. He is known for putting the parties at ease with his relaxed, affable style. His natural instincts for working with people enhance his ability to resolve all types of disputes.