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Welcome to Love Legal Mediation and our Bank of affordable mediators. Each of these mediators are independent of legal mediation and have volunteered to help assist in the community with providing affordable mediation. They make all the arrangements and provide the location so please do not contact us directly, simply email them if you are interested in their services. They’re independent, we make no guarantees or warrant who they are or what they do other than they’re attorneys who have generally volunteered to do this period. Please check them out, get to know them, see if they help you, if you like them look at their websites, it’s your call, it’s your choice.

If you are an attorney who would like to be a mediator on this public format of information for affordable mediators please provide us your information in the blanks and spaces below. All the best to all, with love,

J. Grant Kennedy


Below is our list of those who have offered to provide affordable mediation services at a reduced rate to help the public. Please contact each of these directly, none of these are employees who are controlled with Love Legal Mediation.

We make no representation or warrenties but we think they’re good people who want to help.



1. Bordy, Michael –

City / State – Los Angeles, CA

Rate – $300 per hour

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Bio – Mr. Bordy has 30 years experience negotiating commercial real estate leases, purchases and sales agreements and loan documents. He attended USC Gould School of Law (1986). He has completed mediation training provided by Los Angeles County Bar (2015, 2016).



2.  Chodos, Rafael –

City / State- Topanga, CA

Rate – 300 per hour

Short Bio – Mr. Chodos is a business litigator who has been in practice for 40 years. He is the author of several books and many published articles in law and intellectual history. He is also the founder of He is a firm believer in these forms of alternative dispute resolution.



3. Faucher, John –

City / State – Westlake Village 

Rate – $300 per hour

Website –

Short Bio – I am certified as a specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California. I have 25+ years of experience trying cases in bankruptcy court and other venues. I have represented consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies.



4. Holmes, Sarah –

Rate – $300 per hour

City / State – Ardmore, PA

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5. J. Grant Kennedy –

City/State – Beverly Hills, CA

Website –

Rate – $300 per hour

Bio – Over 35 years of practice, trials in all areas, over 155 civil trials including 65 civil jury trials. My rates are $300 per hour, split between both sides, 150. Sign up fee per side. See more at



6. Levitt, Barry –

City/ State

Rate – 300 per hour

Short Bio – 1958: Graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a BSBA degree, majoring in accounting. 1958: Passed the test to become a Certified Public Accountant. 1964: Graduated from Loyola Law School in Chicago with a Juris Doctor degree; passed the Illinois Bar exam. 1964: Hired as an Estate and Gift Tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service. 1967: Moved to Los Angeles. 1968: Studied for and passed the California Law exam. 1969: In January admitted to the Bar. 1969 through 1983: Sole practitioner with emphasis on small business sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations tax and finance planning, employee retirement plans and estate and gift tax planning. 1984 though 2016: Chief Financial Officer, in house Counsel  and Director of closely held firm invested in acquiring, managing and financing and refinancing of portfolios of apartment buildings and listed securities. Over the years I volunteered as a mediator in a few matters through the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In 1974 I served as a Founder, Director and Secretary of a bank in Encino, California. In the mid 70s I served as a Director and Chaired the Beverly Hills and Valley Bar Family Law Associations. Also in the mid 70s I was certified as a Family Law Specialist. Throughout the years from early 1969 on I have maintained my active license under the California Bar Association.



7. MacCarley, Lisa –

City/State – Glendale, CA

Website –

Rate – $300 discounted from $360

Short Bio – Ms. MacCarley has over 25 years of experience in probate, trust and conservatorship litigation. She knows the probate code, the probate judges, and most of all, the way to treat you and your client with respect and kindness.



8. McClintock, Greg –

City / State – Los Angeles and Orange County

Rate – $250 per hour



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10. Weiner, Bernard –

City/State – CA

Website –

Rate – $250

Short Bio – I am a certified mediator having received my certificate from Pepperdine Law School. I have done attorney-client fee arbitration for the LA County Bar as well as the Bankruptcy Court. I have been in practice for more than 40 years in the area of consumer and commercial financing.




Below is a list of our non -attorney affordable mediators.

1.  James –

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