Howard M. Fields has more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of professional liability and business disputes from early consultation focused on prompt resolution, through pretrial litigation, successful mediations, trials and appellate review. He has tried numerous cases to judgment in state and federal courts and has successfully briefed and argued dozens of appeals. This experience adds to his ability to be an effective mediator for disputes ranging from simple to complex. Mr. Fields has lectured on legal malpractice and ethics for various bar associations, testified as an expert witness in deposition and trials on the standard of care and reasonable value of services, has served as Judge Pro Tem for various branches of the Los Angeles Superior Court and been honored as one of California's "Super Lawyers" between 2006 and 2016 by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine and the Journal for Law & Politics. Only 5% of Southern California attorneys are named to the list each year. Active in his local community for over 27 years, he has served on boards of directors of homeowner associations from Calabasas to Mammoth Lakes where he enjoys skiing and snowboarding and spending quality time with his family.