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Artiano Mediations


"If the parties are willing to enter into mediation, there is no case too complex to resolve."

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Ray J. Artiano

Ray J. Artiano is a  mediator based in San Diego, handling cases throughout California.  Mr. Artiano has over four decades of experience as a litigator and since 2018 has been a full-time mediator.  His experience covers a broad range of practice areas as an attorney for both plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts.  His background  representing both sides allows him to quickly and fairly evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses in the parties’ positions in each case before him. He is a tenacious mediator, dedicated to achieving a resolution which satisfies all of those involved.  Mr. Artiano believes that if parties are willing to enter into mediation, there is no case too complex to resolve.


Mr. Artiano has been an attorney since 1979, and a mediator since 2018.  He was a founding partner of Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz (1982-2018). Although SASH was known primarily as a defense firm, during the last 15 years of his active law practice, his caseload was divided between representation of both plaintiffs and  defendants. He has represented individuals, Fortune 500 companies and public entities.  Since 2018, Mr  Artiano has served exclusively  as a mediator.  Prior to establishing Artiano Mediations, he was with ADR Services, focusing nearly exclusively on employment matters.  At Artiano Mediations the scope of his Practice Areas covers a wide range of fields.

Mr. Artiano has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1992. He is a former adjunct professor of law. has served as a judge pro-tem in Superior Court and is a frequent lecturer and author on a number of legal topics, including mediation.  He has an AV-Preeminent Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and admitted to practice before all courts in California as well as the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Artiano is a former member of the American College of Barristers and the Presidential Business Commission.


Juris Doctorate

University of San Diego, School of Law (1979)

San Diego, California

B.S. in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude

Boston University (1975)

Boston, Massachusetts 

University of Southern California (1972) 

Los Angeles, California 

Cornell University (1971)

Ithica, New York 

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Practice Areas

  •  Business and Contracts Disputes
(Including Commissions, Stock Options, and Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Patents)
  • Class Actions
  • Employment Disputes
(Including ADA Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, Class Actions, Harassment, Hostile Environment, Retaliation, Pattern and Practice under Title VI, Federal and State Due Process Claims, Wage and Hour, and Title IX Violations)
  • Education Law
  • General Liability
  • Government Claims
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Sexual Assault Claims
  • Torts

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Mediation Rates

Two Party Mediations

Rates Include Hearing, Preparation, and Follow-up

Half Day Mediation: (Minimum)


Full Day Mediation:


Three (or more) Party Mediations

Rates Include Hearing and Preparation

$400 per hour, per party

Contact Us




(619) 907-2845


402 West Broadway Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101