Mediation Contact Information

Dennis Law Mediator

Dennis Law

Administrative Assistant: Marsha Forrest
Assistant’s Email:
Address: 1102 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 543-4171
Fax: (805) 543-0752

For scheduling contact Marsha Forrest, Administrative Assistant, or feel free to contact Mr. Law directly to discuss questions or special arrangements.

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Mediation Facilities

The law offices of Andre, Morris and Buttery at:

San Luis Obispo Office:
1102 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Santa Maria Office:
2739 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria, CA 93455

Offsite arrangements may be required for larger groups. Please inquire.

Rate Schedule

$350 per hour for mediation session (no minimums) including routine pre- and post-mediation review and communications. Some cases may call for hourly charges for such work, only with prior consent of the parties.


Counsel are strongly urged to submit briefs five (5) days before the mediation. The potential exchange of briefs with the parties can be discussed with the mediator prior to the mediation.

Summary of Experience

Practicing attorney for thirty-eight (38) years in the field of civil litigation, with the firm of Andre, Morris & Buttery.


Andre, Morris & Buttery, a Professional Law Corporation, 1979 to present

  • Principal since 1983
  • Managing Partner December 2000 to 2006
  • Litigation Group Chair 2010 to Present

Examples of Litigation Experience

Over the course of thirty-eight (38) years, Mr. Law has served as lead attorney in the types of cases listed below. Many of these cases involved court or jury trials, some involved appellate proceedings, and all involved settlement considerations, including mediations, court settlement conferences and/or informal settlement discussions.

  • Land Use
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Employment
  • Attorney Ethics and Contract
  • Constitutional Issues
  • Probate Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Fraud
  • Contract Interference and Fraud
  • Construction Disputes
  • Design Professional Liability
  • Title Issues
  • Real Property
  • Commercial Lending
  • Entity Disputes


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo B.A. Business, 1976

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1979

Selected Professional Activities

  • Member, Real Property and Litigation Sections of California Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation Section of American Bar Association
  • Presenter of CEB program, 2012–2014 “Real Property Practice: Year in Review”
  • California Polytechnic State University:
    • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, 1982–1988
    • Lecturer, University Extension, Contract Law, 1985–1988
  • Co-author of articles in Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin, 2008–2013
  • Miscellaneous appointments as Judge Pro Tem in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court for Mandatory Settlement Conferences, 1983–1994 and 2015–Present
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association:
    • Former President and Board Member
    • Member, Civil Litigation Section
    • Member, ADR Section
    • Former Member, Attorney Fee Arbitration Program
    • Former Chair/Current Member, Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Mediation Training

Creative Mediation Skills Certification Program (Certified Community Mediator)

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law:

  • Mediating the Litigated Case (40 hours)
  • Practical Mindfulness (24 hours)
  • Preventing Bad Settlement Decisions and Impasse (18 hours)