As a dynamic attorney and mediator
with extensive litigation and negotiation experience, Mari Frank is certainly not a shark.
Powerful, yet gentle, she prefers to be compared to a dolphin: hard on issues and soft on
people. She has the ability to negotiate very tough deals, yet remains calm, logical,
and engaging. Her positive demeanor motivates her clients, as well as her audiences, to
harmonize together to enjoy a program that she designs to meet their specific needs.
Mari is an experienced, very successful problem solver. As an expert in negotiations,
conflict resolution and dispute avoidance, she has helped thousands of clients resolve
their disputes. As a certified trainer for the Sate Bar of California and a professor
in the Conflict Management Department of the University of California, Irvine, Mari has
trained attorneys and business audiences for over 25 years..
Effective communication is Mariís forte. Aside from presenting successful programs to
live audiences in the corporate and governmental sector, Mari has appeared on 48 Hours,
Dateline, NBC and CBS News, the OíReilly Factor, and many more national TV shows. She
has been interviewed on over 250 radio shows, and has been featured in newspapers across
the country. Her own articles have been published in the Orange_County_Business_Journal,
the California_Daily_Journal, the Orange_County_Lawyer, the Los Angeles Times and other
Well-known in California as a leader in the Alternative Dispute Resolution movement,
Mari served as the Chair of the State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee,
and Chair of the State Bar Standing Committee on Legal Services.
Mari blends her experience as a persuasive practicing attorney/mediator with her
charismatic, energetic speaking style to enlighten and inspire her audiences. You
will eagerly try out new, empowering techniques and skills to achieve mutual-gain,
winning solutions in order to avoid costly and wasteful courtroom battles.