Katherine Gallo is an expert in complex discovery issues, actively involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a court-appointed Special Master, Discovery Referee and Private Mediator in Northern California since 1994. Ms. Gallo is known for her extensive discovery seminars, in house discovery training, and go-to blog on the discovery process. Since 2010, she has authored a blog on discovery titled "Resolving Discovery Disputes--Using Discovery to Reach Evaluation, Mediation and trial Goals".
Ms. Gallo has served as a court appointed or party selected private Discovery Referee or Special Master in over 200 hotly litigated matters concerning business, construction defect (including lines and construction operations losses), insurance, employment (including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims), elder abuse, real property (including eminent domain, easements, and commissions), Lemon Law, personal injury and family law, many with multiple party litigants, including class actions. Well known to the judiciary, her court appointments in complex matters have come from the Superior Courts of Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Sonoma.
Ms. Gallo has mediated or acted as a pro tem settlement judge in over 500 matters with a 90% settlement rate. Ms. Gallo takes pride in accomplishing the parties’ and the courts’ objectives with regard to impartiality, timeliness and accuracy. When you choose to work with Katherine Gallo, you can be confident your case will receive the swift and appropriate resolution.
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