About Conflict Resolution Blog
Linda C. Fritz is the principal of Conflict Resolution (ConflictResolution.com & ConflictResolutionBlog.com) and is a former attorney, educator, mediator, and arbitrator. Fritz was an attorney for over three decades as well as arbitrator and mediator for 20 of those years.
In the role of sole or panelist arbitrator, Fritz has presided over many hundreds of cases in the areas of business, real estate, construction, personal injury, franchise, health care, and other areas of law. Additionally, Fritz has mediated many hundreds of additional cases, including real estate, business, mass tort claims, and other disputes involving complex issues and multi-party proceedings.
For 15 years, Fritz was an adjunct professor at the California Western School of Law in San Diego. She taught negotiation, mediation, and arbitration (ADR) to law school students. She has done extensive public speaking and has also served on a number of boards and committees in the alternative dispute resolution arena.
- AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale Hubbell (AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence)
- Judge Pro Tempore
- Former mediator, arbitrator and faculty for the American Arbitration Association
- Former mediator and arbitrator for JAMS, Inc.
- Former Diplomate mediator and arbitrator for the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
- Member of the ADR Bench/Bar Committee which governed the San Diego mediation pilot program
- Mediator and Arbitrator for the San Diego Superior Court panel
- Member of the California State Bar ADR Committee
- Featured in “Top Lawyers of San Diego” — San Diego Magazine, 2013
- President, San Diego Apartment Association, 1997
- President, California Apartment Association, 2000
Testimonials for Linda Fritz & Conflict Resolution
Fritzie, you have commanded the respect of your peers. As past President of The California Apartment Association, you know the entire industry listens to you as if it was the last word they ever hear. One could “hear a pin drop” when you speak. You are humorous, (mostly at my expense), and you’re very creative. You’re one of those who think “outside of the box” and, correspondingly, have a very deep mind. [You must have inherited it from your father]. You despise chauvinistic men, and you don’t hesitate to let them know it, yet in a manner that is non-threatening.
Frankly, it, (their chauvinism) brings out the best out in you. You are calm, cool, and can finesse any situation. You can resolve any problem and bring the most arrogant of people to their knees. You work hard and are driven. You far exceed your goals because you are a natural over-achiever.
You are compulsive, driven to whatever you endeavor to do in life. You are happy with yourself, yet you love to compete in the ring. I’d hate to be in a fight with you. I know I would lose.
— John Kehriotis (Former Owner of the Sacramento Kings NBA Team)
Thank you for your guidance and assistance with our legislative efforts. We could never have successfully negotiated thru the legal and political maze without your leadership. Your ability to build trust amongst such a diverse group of stakeholders, who are normally in an adversarial relationship, was quite extraordinary.
Not only were you capable of guiding us to consensus, but you encouraged us to think, ok, you kind of forced us to think and understand the views of others… a wonderful skill that is truly needed in today’s turbulent business climate. We all thank you.
— Tom Bannon (Former Executive Vice President, California Apartment Association)
I am amazed you settled our case for my client. I know he can be rude, rough, loud, hot-tempered and uncaring so I was ready for a quick mediation. I am utterly surprised of how well you took control of the mediation, focused on the issues, not the emotions, and guided us to an agreement. Henry Kissinger has nothing on you as far as your superior negotiation skills.
— Clint O’Connell, Esq.
Just wanted to send a quick note of appreciation for your efforts. I was very impressed by your mediation skills and you as a person. Remember Billy Crystal’s spoof “you look marvelous”? Well we think you are marvelous.
mar·vel·ous also mar·vel·lous ( mär”v…-l…s) adj. 1. Causing wonder or astonishment. 2. Miraculous; supernatural. 3. Of the highest or best kind or quality; first-rate:
Thank you again for your outstanding work.
— Dean M.LeBrecht (Sempra Energy)
I am stunned that we came to an agreement. Feuding family members fighting over a business is always impossible. I remember near the end of the mediation when you said, “A good agreement is when both sides don’t like it,” that my client nodded his head and said that although he didn’t like it, he could live with it. I will recommend you to my colleagues in my firm.
— Felice Thomas, Esq.
Competent, professional, with great presence.
What a great job you did this past week! Competent, professional, with great presence and all the facts at your fingertips. You displayed energy, knowledge and skill at all times. I do believe you are totally unflappable! In the midst of the ‘battle’ you are poised and showed unwavering support for me, for which I will always be grateful.
— Arlene Vogel (Real Estate Owner)
Thank you for your assistance and consummate professionalism. Case certainly should have settled given what my client was prepared to pay, but sometimes cases just have to be tried to be resolved. Look forward to working with you again.
— Rick Storms, Esq. (Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich)
Thanks for your assistance today. I always enjoy (and learn from) watching you handle difficult and sensitive issues/people. We value your opinion and your time.
— Lynn Beekman, Esq. (Robbins & Keehn)