Owner, Law Office of Jean-Paul Menard (2008-2019); Owner, Menard Mediation, Inc. (2008-present); Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP (now Dentons US) (1997-2008), LA Litigation Team Leader and Hiring Partner; Partner, Stephens, Berg & Lasater (1986-1997); Associate, Munns, Kofford, Hoffman, Hunt & Throckmorton (1984-1986).
Education and Honors
Loyola Law School (J.D., 1984); Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, Comments Editor (1983-1984); Scott Honors Moot Court; California State University, Northridge (B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude, 1981); Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.
State Bar of California’s Litigation Section; Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Litigation Section; Southern California Mediation Association, Professional Member; Mediation Panelist, American Arbitration Association; Mediation Panelist, United States District Court, Central District; Mediation Panelist, California Association of Realtors.
California (1984); United States District Court, Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California; United States District Court, Western District of Michigan; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Community Affiliations and Activities
Toberman Neighborhood Center, Inc., San Pedro, California, Board of Trustees (2009-2019), Board Chair (2012-2016), Executive Committee (2011-2019), Volunteer of the Year Award (2018); VA Hospital, Long Beach, California, Classic Rock Band Performances for Veterans (2015-present); Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, Basketball Coach, Bogdanovich Park (2002-2008).
Mr. Menard began his mediation practice in 2008. Since then, Mr. Menard has mediated hundreds of cases involving business, commercial, real estate, employment, partnership, unfair competition, infringement and personal injury matters. In addition to his private mediation practice, Mr. Menard offers his services as a panelist for the California Association of Realtors and the United States District Court, Central District of California.
Mr. Menard is certified by the Los Angeles County Bar Association to conduct mediations and is a former panelist of the now defunct Los Angeles Superior Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Mr. Menard is a member of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA), and has participated in numerous mediation training courses and seminars, including the basic and advanced mediation training programs offered by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and programs presented by the SCMA, the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, the USC Gould School of Law, and the United States District Court.
If you would like more information on Mr. Menard’s mediation practice, please view his website at www.menardmediation.com.