Bay Area Mediation Services
Ralph currently limits his practice to the conduct of mediations. He has been conducting mediations throughout the Bay Area in personal injury and wrongful death cases for the past 15 years. He is trained as a mediator and is experienced as a trial attorney, having tried dozens of cases to verdict during that part of his career. He has conducted hundreds of mediations, accepted by most insurance companies, defense firms and plaintiff lawyers.
$350 per hour for time spent in preparation for and conduct of the mediation. No extra charges for administration, travel in the Bay Area, or cancellation. There is no minimum charge.
LL.B., University of Colorado, 1966.
B.A., History, University of Colorado, 1962.
CDR Associates, Boulder, Colorado: The Mediation Process, May 5-9, 1997.
State Bar of California, 1967, SBN 40427.
State Bar of Iowa, 1966.
State Bar of Colorado, 1966.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1967.
Federal District Court, Northern District of California, 1967.
Federal District Court, Eastern District of California, 19??.
2007 - present
Law firm of Ralph Bastian, San Francisco, limiting practice to mediation and arbitration of personal injury and wrongful death cases.
1993 - 2007
Law firm of Shelby & Bastian, San Francisco, specializing in alternative dispute resolution services and personal injury and wrongful death litigation on behalf of plaintiffs.
1967 - 1993
Walkup, Shelby, Bastian, Melodia, Kelly & Echeverria, San Francisco, specializing in personal injury and wrongful death litigation on behalf of plaintiffs.
American Board of Trial Advocates, 1980 to present.
Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court, San Francisco.
American, California and San Francisco Trial Lawyer Associations.
Listed: “The Best Lawyers In America”, 1995 to 2005.
Martindale-Hubble AV Rating.
Arbitration Panel, San Francisco Superior Court, retired member.
Superior Court Pro Tem Judge, Jury and Court trials.