Geri Lynn Green, Esq. serves exclusively as a mediator, arbitrator, and discovery referee/special master, concentrating on personal injury, business/commercial, employment, real property, professional liability, healthcare/medical malpractice, civil rights, sexual harassment, government liability, insurance coverage, and family disputes.

Since 2012, she has successfully mediated over 1000 trial and appellate cases and presided over hundreds of discovery disputes. Geri is a former litigator with over 35 years of experience in litigating and resolving complex, multi-party matters in healthcare, employment, injury, civil rights, and commercial disputes, and tried more than 100 cases to verdict in state and federal courts. She also provided “in-house” legal services for various industries, including private security, hospitality, golf courses, and land development.

She holds an LLM in International Law, advocated at the UN General Assembly and Treaty Bodies on issues of international and domestic policy related to conditions of confinement, and was instrumental in securing bi-partisan passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. In addition to her advanced degrees, and 35 years of experience resolving conflicts, she has completed more than 700 hours of ADR training, including negotiation, diplomacy, mediation and arbitration techniques, trauma, cross-cultural awareness, and non-violent communication. She regularly speaks on ADR-related topics and runs a monthly ADR training at the Alameda County Bar Association’s Bay Area Legal Incubator.

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Neutral, Green Mediations (2012-Present)

  • Handles a variety of civil matters as mediator, arbitrator, and discovery referee/special master.
  • Neutral with ADR Services, Inc. (2020-Present) 

Principle, Green & Green (1987-2021)

  • Handled a complex litigation practice, prosecuting and defending civil rights, employment, RICO, antitrust, injury, business torts, partnership dissolution and commercial disputes.
  • She also worked with federal and state legislatures on policy, and internationally with United Nations Treaty Bodies to develop the framework for American NGOs to effectively utilize the international diplomatic process.
  • She has significant industry expertise in all aspects of the hospitality industry, cannabis businesses, entertainment venues, golf courses, beauty products, private security, fisheries and perishable goods.

General Counsel, Devereux Creek Properties and Ocean Meadows Golf Course (1995-2013)

  • Handled all aspects of employment, contract, and commercial transactions & litigation, Environmental Impact Statement for planned residential development, construction of golf. course/restaurant, California Coastal Commission & CEQA challenges
  • Managed eminent domain disputes.
  • Negotiated land sale to Trust for Public Lands and a residential development project of 50 single-family homes.

Management & Ownership, Entertainment/Hospitality venues (1981-2019)

Adjunct Professor, New College of Law, Evidence (1996-2001)


  • J.D., University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly Hastings College of the Law)
  • L.L.M., International Law, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law
  • More than 700 hours of ADR-related training


  • Named a SuperLawyer in Civil Rights & ADR (2012-Present)
  • Rated Top Women Attorney on San Francisco Magazine’s Northern California List in the field of Civil Rights (2012-2016)
  • Named to the Best Lawyers List for Civil Rights and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Honored for 10 years by the San Francisco District Attorney for “her work and outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life for San Franciscans”


  • Mediator, Arbitrator, Discovery Referee with ADR Services, Inc.
  • Advisor, Bay Area Legal Incubator (BALI) & Founder of the ADR Brain Trust (2019-Present)
  • Civil Settlement Officer & Discovery Judge Pro Tem for San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda Superior Courts
  • Mediator, Third District Court of Appeal, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • ADR Administration Committee for the Alameda Superior Court (2021-Present)
  • Board of Directors, The Mediation Society
  • Board of Directors, San Francisco Pre-Trial Diversion Project
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Alameda County Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Alameda County
  • Member, The Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Arbitrator, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
  • Arbitrator, Office of the Independent Administrator for the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Mediator, California Associations of Realtors
  • Mediator, San Francisco Department of Police Accountability
  • Adjudicator, San Francisco Neighborhood Courts
  • Member & Past Board President, Community Boards


Geri is a frequent presenter at law schools, universities, continuing education seminars and programs for attorneys, including: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly Hastings College of the Law), UC Berkeley Law School, Stanford, Golden Gate University, American Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, Alameda County Bar Association, Sacramento Bar Association, The Claremont Colleges, and the United Nations. Topics include: evidence, discovery, electronic discovery, international law, negotiation & ADR related practice, RICO, Sexual Harassment and Abuse, Discrimination. Geri teaches regularly for the Bay Area Legal Incubator on ADR-related issues.

Geri’s publications include:

  • Reports and presentations to the U.N. General Assembly; Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice resulting in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and the passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2003.
  • Demanding Our Rights, A Manual on Drafting United Nations Shadow Reports, co-author, 2007.
  • The Quixotic Dilemma, California’s Immutable Culture of Incarceration, 2010, Pace Law Review.
  • A Strike Against Qualified Immunity, October 1, 2010, The Recorder, co-authored with Sanford J. Rosen.