Mark Ashworth - ADR Solutions

Description of Practice

Mediation of Lemon Law cases, Insurance Producer Disputes, Construction, Business Wage and Hour Disputes, Business and Collection Disputes

Please contact for references AND to schedule your mediation.

Educational and Professional Background

Education: Brigham Young University 1972; Western State College of Law, 1978. Mr. Ashworth was a founding member of Smith & Ashworth. Thereafter, Mr. Ashworth organized the firm of Ashworth, Hayes & Moran, LLP. In 2006, the firm became known as Ashworth & Ashworth, LLP when Mr. Ashworth’s daughter, Carissa Ashworth-Johnson became a partner. There are four partners in the firm in addition to support staff and other personnel. Mr. Ashworth has settled, arbitrated, mediated or litigated through trial more than four thousand cases during the past thirty-three years as an attorney.

Litigation Experience

Mr. Ashworth has tried more than 40 jury trials to verdict and over 300 bench trials, including family law disputes, throughout the entire State of California. Additionally, he has litigated over 200 arbitrations through binding arbitration. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. His trial experience is an asset in mediation: he can clearly explain what the trial experience is about versus the mediation experience. This is fundamentally important to most client attorneys and their party that they understand that they can control the mediation process, which is the same control they lose during the trial process. Mr. Ashworth knows he is hired by the attorneys, so he uses this information at the direction of his "boss"... the attorney hiring him. "It is my job to listen...then do my job and resolve the case."

Mediation Experience

California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Straus Institute Graduate (Mediating the Litigated Case). Member: Superior Court Arbitrator Panel, 1988 - present. Judge Pro Tem, mediation panelist for the Superior Court, 1992 – present. Private ADR: Since 1987 Mr. Ashworth has mediated over 4,000 cases.


Facilitative, integrative bargaining with some distributive bargaining all depends on the case. I am rarely directive unless the attorneys, parties and the nature of the dispute beg for guidance. Primarily, I want the attorneys who hire me to be heard and collaborate in the settlement process that I help facilitate.


$300 per hour with a four hour minimum, see the Fee Schedule tab.

Other Information

Martindale Hubbell AV Rated Attorney and Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers – Focus Areas: Civil Trials, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, Business and Real Estate Litigation, Employment and Trade Secret Litigation and Commercial Disputes, Collection Matters

Areas of Mediation Practice

  • Lemon Law Cases
  • Construction Related Cases Including Utility Damages and Disputes
  • Business Disputes
  • Collection Matters

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer


References will be provided upon request.

Please contact for references AND to schedule your mediation.

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