Richard D. Sigmund - Mediation & Law Offices of Richard D. Sigmund



Richard D. Sigmund
Mediation & Law Offices of Richard D. Sigmund
1001 N. Demaree St.
Visalia, CA 93291

559-636-2653

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Richard D. Sigmund
Mediation & Law Offices of Richard D. Sigmund

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559-636-2653


• EDUCATION: CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW: Juris Doctor, 1974, United States International University, San Diego, California. Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH: BA, 1971 Major: Political Science Honors: President's List; Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society) • CURRENT PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: NEUTRAL MEDIATOR | PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY Mediation & Law Offices of Richard D. Sigmund Offices in Visalia, California and Carmel, California Mediation Practice: Mediation Panel Member for Tulare County and Fresno County Superior Courts. Neutral mediation areas include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), business entities (corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships), general civil, collections (commercial, hospital and consumer), commercial, contract disputes, employment (including workplace disputes, retaliation and sexual harassment), entertainment, health care, insurance, landlord/tenant, legal malpractice, medical, personal injury and property damage, police (labor/management), real estate and victim/offender. Transactional Law Practice: Business formation and governance (including California stock and non-profit corporations, limited liability companies and general partnerships), drafting, review and advice regarding business and personal contracts (including employment, independent contractor, professional services, buy-sell, and asset and equipment purchase agreements), and leases (including ground, office, shopping center and equipment). Represent and advise Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital (a division of Kaweah Delta Health Care District), including habeas corpus matters and adult inpatient medication hearings. • FORMER PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: Private Law Practice 1979-2006: Visalia, California 1974-1977: San Diego, California Deputy District Attorney, Tulare County District Attorney's Office 1977-1979: Visalia, California • ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE: State Bar of California, 1974; Supreme Court of the United States, 1980; United States Courts of Appeals (Third Circuit, 1983; Ninth Circuit, 1981); United States District Courts (Northern District of California, 1981; Central District of California, 1980; Eastern District of California, 1979; Southern District of California, 1974); United States Tax Court, 1981 • CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS: American Bar Association Section Memberships: Dispute Resolution; Labor and Employment Law; Senior Lawyers Division Association for Conflict Resolution Section Memberships: Commercial; Workplace Association for Conflict Resolution, Central California Chapter Fresno County Bar Association LA Mediators Los Angeles County Bar Association Section Memberships: Litigation; Business & Corporations; Employment Law Monterey County Bar Association Southern California Mediation Association Tulare County Bar Association Former Board Member, 1988-1989 • CURRENT COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES: California Reserve Peace Officers Association Friends of Visalia Police K-9, a California nonprofit corporation: General Counsel, pro bono Rotary International: Visalia Sunset Rotary Club (Member): Paul Harris Fellow. (Former member of Rotary Club of Visalia and Visalia County Center Rotary Club) Stepping Stones Pre-School, a California nonprofit corporation: General Counsel, pro bono Tulare County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Counci (including the Restorative Justice Project) Visalia Police Department: Reserve Police Officer (Patrol Division) Visalia Reserve Officers Association, Inc.: President, fifth consecutive term; General Counsel, pro bono • HONORS AND AWARDS RECEIVED: AV Peer Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell) Pro Bono Legal Services Award: Tulare County Bar Association Public Services Award for Legal Services to the Disabled Community: Social Security Administration Reserve Officer of the Year: Visalia Police Department, 2004 Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 1994-1995 edition Wiley W. Manuel Award for Legal Services to the Poor: State Bar of California • FORMER JUDICIAL ACTIVITIES: Judge Pro Tem: Visalia Municipal Court and Small Claims Court; Woodlake Justice Court