Professional Resume of Barry Ross

Barry Ross, Esq., MBA
Certified Mediator

ROSS Mediation Services 

5050 Quorom Dr., Suite 700
Dallas, Texas 75254-1410
Phone: (214) 970-7665
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ROSS Mediation Services®
155 N. Lake Ave., Suite 800
Pasadena, California 91101-1857
Phone: (626) 531-1131
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Highly effective mediation practice since 1993 with specialized expertise in real estate, agency, escrow, title, homeowner association, business and commercial disputes, labor and employment disputes, professional liability, fiduciary liability, and trust & estate litigation.  Mediator for more than 2600 litigated and non-litigated cases with a resolution rate exceeding  92%.  Representative cases include claims of seller and agent fraud, failure to disclose, mold and toxic hazards, breach of contract, specific performance, partition, easement and boundary disputes, commission claims and deposit disputes, title claims, foreclosure and lender liability, landlord/tenant, homeowner association disputes, business dissolution, employment disputes, including wage & hour, discrimination and harassment, professional and fiduciary liability, and trust & estate disputes. Appointed to the National Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association.  Served as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, Mediator and Settlement Referee for civil cases. MCLE Speaker on Effective Use of Mediation and Avoiding Malpractice in Mediation.

    Representative Parties –

Representative parties in mediation include major insurance companies, banks and real estate lenders, brokers, national title companies, and their respective insurers, including Bank of America, Chase Bank, Citibank, U.S. Bank & GMAC Mortgage; Compass Real Estate, RE/MAX® affiliates, Sotheby’s International Realty®, Keller Williams Realty®, Realty Executives®, Prudential California Realty®, Berkshire Hathaway®, Coldwell Banker® and Century 21 Real Estate®; Fidelity National Title Company and First American Title Company; and insurance carriers including AIG, Mercury, Farmers, State Farm, All State, Safeco, Liberty Mutual and Nationwide.

    Dispute Resolution Affiliations –

International Academy of Mediators (IAM)
     Distinguished Fellow
Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA)
MC3 Certified Mediator - Mediator Certification Consortium of California
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)
     Academy Member
Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (TADN)
     Academy Member
California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (CADN)
     Academy Member
Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
     Professional Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association – (LACBA)
     Center for Civic Mediation Associate
Los Angeles Superior Court  (LASC)
     Mediator, Settlement Referee & Judge Pro Tempore
Mediation Center of Los Angeles (MCLA)
     Mediator (Litigated Cases)
California Association of Realtors®  
     Mediator (Real Estate Disputes)
Texas Association of Mediators (TAM)
     Commercial Mediator
Association of Attorney-Mediators (AAM) - Texas Chapter
     Professional Member
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
     Practitioner Membe
American Bar Association (ABA)
     Section of Dispute Resolution


The private practice of law specializing in real estate and property law, and business/corporate organizations, including acquisition and sale transactions, seller and broker liability, escrow, title, specific performance, leasing, foreclosure, syndication of investment property, administrative regulation.  Representation of buyers, sellers and real estate brokers in dispute resolution forums.  Trial advocacy, appearing in both state and federal courts, and administrative advocacy at the state and local levels.  Legislative lobbying at the federal, state and local levels.

    Admission to the Practice of Law –

United States Supreme Court                                         May 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit                        June 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit               September 2020                                   
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit               September 1979
U.S. District Court, Central District of California           March 1977
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia           February 2021
Texas Supreme Court                                                   March 2021
California Supreme Court                                               June 1976

    Bar Associations –

Texas Bar Association –
    Section Memberships: Alterative Dispute Resolution; Litigation; Business Law;
    Labor & Employment; Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law
Dallas Bar Association –
    Section Memberships: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Real Property Law;
    Business Litigation; Labor & Employment; Probate, Trusts & Estates
Denton County Bar Association –
    Panel Mediator
Collin County Bar Association –
District of Columbia Bar Association –
California State Bar –
    Section Memberships: Business Law; Litigation; Real Property
    Real Property Section
       – Honored as 2013 Real Property Person of the Year Nominee for significant
          contributions to the field of real estate
Los Angeles County Bar Association –
    Dispute Resolution Associate (DRS)
    Real Property Section
Glendale Bar Association –
    President (2012)
    Chairman, Lawyer Referral Service (1999-2000)
    MCLE Speaker
Burbank Bar Association –
    President (2010-2011)
    MCLE Speaker (2004)
California Association of REALTORS® –
    Panel Attorney (since 1979)
    Legal Affairs Forum – Vice Chair (1997)
    Mediator and Arbitrator
California Real Estate Expert Witnesses –



University and College Professor. Credentialed Instructor since 1977. Instructor for the Texas Real
Estate Commission (TREC), the California Department of Real Estate (DRE), the California
Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), national title companies, and other institutions and
organizations teaching real estate and legal subjects to real estate brokers and agents, college students
and the general public.

    Adjunct Faculty –

Woodbury University (since 2010) –
     Adjunct Professor of Law & Real Estate
Glendale Community College (since 1977) –
     Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law & Real Estate
Texas Real Estate Commission Instructor $3238
California DRE Author & Instructor -
    Author & National Instructor of the Certified Condominium Specialist® Course,
        A Real Estate Agents Guide to Successfully Selling Condominiums and Other
        Forms of CIDs © 2009-2021
    Author & Instructor of California Real Estate Disclosures © 2001
    Author & Instructor of The New Purchase Contract (C.A.R. Form RPA-CA - 2002)
    Author & Instructor of California Escrow Practices
Review Editor –
     California Business Law, Walt Huber, 5th Ed © 2017 Educational Textbook Company


Actively involved in commercial and residential real estate brokerage and leasing, appraisal,
syndication of investment property, property management and sale of REOs. California Real Estate
Broker Licensee since 1973. Member of the Glendale Association of REALTORS® since 1973,
President in 1993. Former owner and manager of a real estate brokerage and property management
firm. California DRE Lic. # 00460974; Texas Real Estate Broker Lic. # 0728069.

    Real Estate Associations & Leadership Positions –

National Association of REALTORS® –
    REALTOR® Emeritus
    Director (1992-1993)
Collin County Association of REALTORS® –
California Association of REALTORS® –
    State Director (1991-1993, 1995-1999)
    Regional Chairman (1995)
    Committee service includes Association Presidents, Leadership Forum (Chairman &
        Moderator, 1996), Nominating, Legal Affairs (Vice Chairman, 1997), Legislative,
        Presidential Task Force on Controlled Business Arrangements, Presidential Task
        Force on the DRE Budget Crisis, Regionalization Task Force, Professional
        Standards, Real Estate Finance, Standard Forms, Educational Services, and Special
        Forum Panel Participant on Procuring Cause.
Glendale Association of REALTORS® –
    Life Member
    President (1993)
    Chairman, Multiple Listing Service (1992)
    Director (1990-1994)



J.D.         Southwestern University School of Law
M.B.A.     University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

               – Major in Managerial Accounting & Administrative Management
B.S.        University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
              – Major in Financial & Administrative Management
              Chapman College, World Campus Afloat (Semester at Sea)
              – International Studies
             Glendale Community College
            – Major in Real Estate

    Dispute Resolution Training –

International Academy of Mediators (IAM)
    Semi-Annual Conferences
Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution –
     Mediating the Litigated Case
     Advanced Mediation Training
     Advanced Mediation Skills Workshops
Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) –
     Annual Conferences & Symposiums on Mediation
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Services –
     Advanced Business & Commercial Mediation Training
     Basic Mediation Training
 California Association of Realtors® –
     Mediation & Arbitration Training
Association of Attorney-Mediators (AAM) –
    Conferences, Meetings & Advanced Training
Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA) –
    Annual Symposiums
Texas Association of Mediators (TAM) –
    Annual Conferences & Webinars

    Continuing Professional Education –

Dispute Resolution Conferences & Symposiums:  Pepperdine University, School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; Southern California Mediation Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Services; AAM; TMCA; TAM; and other providers.

Continuing Legal Education (MCLE): California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB); Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA); University of Southern California, Gould School of Law; Glendale Bar Association; Burbank Bar Association; California Association of REALTORS®
(C.A.R.); D.C. Bar; Texas Bar; and other providers.

Continuing Education for Real Estate Licensees: California Department of Real Estate (DRE) providers; California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.); Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR); Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) providers; and other providers.

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