Julius S. Grush, Esq., Mediator

CEDRS Mediator Julius S. Grush, Esq.

A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Grush has a calming and mollifying demeanor which allows him to build trust and connect with people of various ethnic backgrounds. He communicates effectively with all parties and attorneys. His extensive legal knowledge and experience allows him to understand the complexities of disputes, as well as identify potential areas of agreement. Mr. Grush has a high degree of success in negotiating mutually satisfying resolutions.

Julius S. Grush, admitted to practice law June 5, 1965, has continuously practiced law to the present. He has been accepted to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards in the field of Construction Law.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Grush has either participated in or conducted more than 200 mediations. Issues mediated include three brain injury matters resulting in six and seven figure settlements, wrongful death shootings, mold abatement issues, neighbor easement disputes, slip and fall cases, neighbor disputes, construction defects and complex personal injury cases.

Mr. Grush is an experienced litigator in the fields of construction defects, mechanic liens, construction, personal injury, home owner association, neighbor, and partnership disputes. Mr. Grush has represented clients in both State and Federal courts in a wide range of areas including contract, partnership, shareholder disputes, trade secrets, and insurance claims. He has conducted 100 jury trials, and several thousand bench trials. Mr. Grush has prosecuted and defended eleven appellate matters.

Employment

Mr. Grush’s first employment was with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office as Deputy City Attorney prosecuting crimes committed in the City of Los Angeles commencing with the August 1965 Watts riots. His next assignment was as a Deputy City Attorney in the Condemnation Department where he tried several cases to verdict. During his two years in the City Attorney’s Office, Mr. Grush tried numerous jury and bench trials. After leaving the City Attorney’s Office in August 1967, Mr. Grush entered private practice as a partner in the firm of Morton & Grush. He then became a partner in Kaufman Grush Fischer & Kiss until 1996. Mr. Grush has maintained a solo practice from 1996 to the present with emphasis on construction, real estate and bodily injury matter.

In 2008, Mr. Grush completed and received certification from Pepperdine University School of Law, Strauss Institute in Dispute Resolution, “Mediating the Litigated Case” (42 hrs). He also completed the “Los Angeles Superior Court Small Claims Court – Training,” Neutral Orientation (2 hrs), August 31, 2011; Sharpening Your Mediation Skills (6 hrs), Pepperdine University Strauss Institute, May 19, 2012.