With nearly 35 years of combined experience, having participated in approximately 1,500 mediations and arbitrations as both an advocate and neutral, Mr. Oesterreich’s passion for the ADR process has led him to dedicate his practice to full-time neutral work. He represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of personal injury matters, including wrongful death, premises liability, product liability including lemon law, and transportation/motor vehicle. His experience also includes business litigation and a wide variety of professional malpractice matters. He also has represented Fortune 100 corporations, small businesses, and business executives in matters including breach of contract, trade secrets, employment, and partnership dissolution matters.
Additionally, for more than 20 years, Mr. Oesterreich has volunteered as both an arbitrator and mediator for the Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Riverside County superior courts. He is a member of the Orange County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Coupled with his high energy, Tom works extremely hard, and his personal style is one that is outgoing and incredibly engaging. One client commented, “Tom was instrumental in bridging the communication and understanding gap between the parties. His dedication to the mediation process allowed for the parties to reach resolution as he saw the case to completion.”
Hobbies & Interests
Tom enjoys time at the beach, traveling, wine tasting, golf, and Dodgers baseball.
"Mediator was very good - Knowledeable about the facts and law and took time to inquire further into controverted areas. He was able to speak respectfully but directly to the parties when it was necessary."
- Attorney on a Business/Commercial case
"Mr. Oesterreich was outstanding. He was fully prepared and knew the case well. I appreciate his insight and recommendations that ultimately resolved our case. I look forward to mediating other cases with him soon."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto case
"Very friendly approach to resolving issues raised methodically, good knowledge of the case of each party and less pressure but determined to settle the case for the parties."
- Attorney on a Warranty of Habitability Matter
"Never thought a mediator could settle this one, but he was creative and tenacious and got it done."
- Attorney on a Real Estate Commercial Matter
"Tom is rapidly moving into the very top tier of mediators. For good reason. He's got the whole package. "
- ABOTA Member with Three Decades of Experience as a Trial Lawyer
"Mr. Oesterreich helped mediate a very difficult case in which we were seeking a personal contribution from the Defendant. Although not successful, I would not hesitate to use him again."
- Attorney on a Tort Personal Injury Auto case
"I was very impressed with Tom’s energy and he is so smart. The case wasn’t ready to settle but we covered a lot of ground and will be on a path to resolve it next week."
- Attorney on a PI Matter
"Tom Oesterreich did a really great job in a difficult circumstance in our mediation with him, and we are grateful."
- Attorney on a Property Damage Fire case
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