Jobi Halper is a  San Diego Mediator and Arbitrator who provides services in California and Nationwide through ADR Services, Inc. and specializes in class action, complex litigation, commercial disputes and employment/wage & hour.

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  • Jobi Halper’s diverse legal background offers invaluable insights into resolution of complex and class action cases.  Ms. Halper worked with a broad range of clients working for King & Spalding, as a partner for Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach (now Coughlin, Stoia, Geller. Rudman & Robbins, LLP), for a small boutique firm that represented plaintiffs and defendants, and in her own law firm, JoBeth Halper Litigation Group, PC.  Ms. Halper has represented clients in mergers, acquisitions, initial public offerings, other secured transactions and internet usage issues.  She represented defendants and plaintiffs in a multitude of business matters, including contract disputes, partnership and corporate disputes, insurance litigation, fraud claims, consumer claims, and employment claims, including discrimination and wage/hour issues.  However, Ms. Halper is nationally known for class action and complex litigation, where she has served as lead counsel in numerous cases involving consumer, contract, fraud, and insurance (life, health, automobile, homeowner and disability sales practice and coverage)  issues, and represented corporations in wage/hour disputes and entertainment class action cases.   Ms. Halper also taught partnership and agency law at California Western School of Law and spoke to the ABA’s Corporate In-House Counsel on CAFA related issues, and has provided non-class business litigation and transaction assistance to various clients.  

Neutral Experience:

  • ADR Services, Inc. Arbitrator and Mediator
  • AAA Arbitrator
  • San Diego Superior Court Mediator Panel
  • Riverside Superior Court Mediation Panel
  • San Diego Superior Court as Judge Pro Tempore
  • San Diego County Bar Assoc. Volunteer Fee Mediator

Legal Experience:

2003-2009: Private practice as class action and commercial litigator, transactional attorney, mediator and arbitrator

1996-2003:  Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, Partner

1993-1996:  Law Office of Marc O. Stern, Litigator

1990-1993:  King & Spalding, Transactional Attorney & Litigator

Teaching, Lecturing & Writing:

  • California Western School of Law Adjunct Professor Partnership & Agency Law 1992
  • American Bar association Corporate Counsel; Class Action/CAFA
  • ABA Section of  Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Website Editor

Neutral Education:

  • Pepperdine School of Law Straus Institute for DIspute Resolution "Mediating the Litigated Case" 42 hours
  • American Arbitration Association Arbitrator Training 17 hours
  • National Conflict Resolution Center, Mediator Training 40 hour
  • On-line AAA Arbitration Training 


  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif 1990
  • University of California at San Diego, BA, Honors, 1987


  • American Bar Association Litigation Section, ADR Committee
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • State Bar of California, ADR Section
  • San Diego County Bar Association, ADR Section
  • Southern California Mediation Association


  • $395/hour
  • Deposit must be made 14 days in advance for the time reserved
  • Cancellation requires seven days notice for a half-day matter, fifteen days notice for a full day matter, and thirty days notice for a multiple day matter.  

Jobi Halper
ADR Services, Inc.
225 Broadway, Ste 1400
San Diego, CA 92101
619.233.1323 Scheduling/Inquiries
619.233.1324 Fax 

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