United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

Biographies of ADR Legal Staff

The ADR Unit consists of a Director of ADR Programs, staff attorneys, case administrators and support personnel.  The ADR Director and legal staff are attorneys with expertise in ADR procedures.  The ADR Unit is responsible for designing, implementing, administering and evaluating the Court’s ADR Programs.  These responsibilities extend to educating litigants, lawyers, Judges, and Court staff about the ADR Program and rules.  In addition, the ADR Unit is responsible for overseeing, screening and training neutrals to serve in the Court’s ADR programs.  The ADR Director and legal staff also serve as neutrals in selected cases.

Director, ADR Program: Howard Herman

ADR Staff Attorney: Daniel Bowling