Phyllis G. Pollack – Biography

April 2019 – Present AAA Panel of Mediators
Fall 2017 – Present ADR Ethics (Law 819), Lecturer in Law, USC Gould School of Law
August 2000 – Present Phyllis G. Pollack- PGP Mediation, Full time neutral
July 2013 – March 2018 Agency for Dispute Resolution ( – a panel of neutrals; affiliated in name only.
June 1994 – 2005 Law Office of Phyllis G. Pollack, Los Angeles; deal with insurance, business, commercial, employment, bankruptcy and real estate related issues in the litigation and transactional contexts
January 1993 – May 1994 Billet & Kaplan, Los Angeles(formerly Collisson & Kaplan); dealt with title insurance, business, commercial, banking, bankruptcy and real estate related issues and litigation
June 1990 – January 1993 Collisson & Kaplan, Los Angeles; dealt with title insurance, business, commercial, banking, bankruptcy, and related real estate issues and litigation
May 1987 – May 1990 Office of the General Counsel, Sanwa Bank California, Los Angeles, California; dealt with banking related matters and litigation including secured and unsecured commercial and consumer loans, deposits and collections, real estate, negotiable instruments, trusts, bankruptcy, and fair employment practices and personnel
August 1985 – May 1987 Burkley, Moore, Greenberg & Lyman, Torrance, California; dealt with commercial, realestate, and securities fraud litigation
February 1981 – August 1985 Murchison & Cumming, Los Angeles, California; dealt with personal injury, products liability, and complex legal malpractice cases involving securities fraud


Law School: Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana; Juris Doctor, May 1977. Academic Standing: Top 11%, Rank 21 of 184, Grade Point Average: 80.88
University: Newcomb College of the Tulane University of New Orleans, Louisiana – Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, May 1973. Academic Standing: Top 5%, Grade Point Average: 3.65 of 4.00


Law School: Moot Court (1975-1977). Senior Fellow (selected by the law faculty to assist in teaching freshman law students research and writing (1976-1977)
University: Magna Cum Laude degree with distinction for thesis work (“Working and Non-Working Women and Equality in Marriage”); Phi Beta Kappa, Tulane University Scholar (1970-1973); Phi Mu Award for Outstanding Sociology Major (1973); Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities (1972-1973 and 1976-1977)


Admissions: State of California, December 17, 1980;
District of Columbia, March 15, 1979;
State of Louisiana, October 7, 1977;
United States District Court, all Districts of California;
United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals;
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana;
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals;
United States Court of International Trade;
United States Court of Federal Claims
Affiliations: State Bar of California;
District of Columbia Bar Association;
Louisiana State Bar Association;
Dispute Resolution Section American Bar Association-
Dispute Resolution Section Louisiana State Bar;
United States District Court, Central District of California Settlement Officer Panel;
First Appellate District, California Court of Appeals (San Francisco, Ca) Mediation Panel (2005-2012 when panel was disbanded);
Second Appellate District Mediation Panel, California
Court of Appeal (Los Angeles, CA ) 2005-present;
Los Angeles County Superior Court Mediation Panel (2000-2012 when it disbanded)
Offices: Past President of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) 2010;
Past President of the SCMA Education Foundation (2011 and 2012) and past Treasurer (2013);
Past Member of the California Dispute Resolution Council Board of Directors 2012-2013;
Member (2011-2015) and past Chair of the State Bar ADR Committee (2014-2015)
Member- USC Law School ADR Programs Advisory Board (2015)
ADR Training: Mrs. Pollack has more than 500 hours of mediation training and continues to average more than 50 hours of Continuing MCLE each year

While President of the Southern California Mediation Association (“SCMA”) in 2010, Ms. Pollack was interviewed on Blog Talk/Negotiate Radio about mediation and the Southern California Mediation Association (of which she is president). To listen to the interview, click here:


As a full-time neutral, Ms. Pollack mediates commercial, real estate, employment, wage and hour, lemon law, business and personal injury and trademark and copyright matters.

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