RANDOLPH EVEN, ESQ.

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Mediator & Arbitrator

Randolph Even, Esq. brings over 40 years of legal experience to his dispute resolution practice. Following a remarkable career as a litigator handling a wide variety of tort and general liability matters, with a specialty in medical malpractice, elder abuse and complex medical issues, he turned his focus to alternative dispute resolution and since then has been helping parties resolve their disputes. He is now serving as a full-time neutral.  


To achieve the highest rank of diplomate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Mr. Even has tried to verdict more than 125 cases of all types, including medical malpractice, elder or dependent adult abuse, assault and battery, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability, business litigation, and other general liability matters. Only 4% of ABOTA members have achieved the rank of diplomate which requires a minimum of 100 jury trials to verdict. 

For more than 30 years, Mr. Even has acted as a mediator, arbitrator, or settlement officer in over 1,000 cases and has achieved an impressive rate of resolution through his persistence and practice of following up on a case long after the mediation session is over. Highly respected by his peers on both sides of the bar, he is often described as being exceptionally well-prepared and the consummate professional. 

Mr. Even has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been named a “Super Lawyer” several times by Los Angeles magazine.  

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Lee B. Wenzel Civility Award – for Civility and Professionalism in the Courtroom and in the Practice of Law, presented by ABOTA, Los Angeles Chapter 
  • Successfully tried the case of Inclan v. Covenant Care, which was selected by the Daily Journal as one of the top ten defense verdicts in California for the year, 2006 
  • 2016 Vice President and 2017 President of ABOTA – Los Angeles Chapter 
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, designated by Los Angeles Magazine (2012-2017) 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • ​Even Mediation Services, Mediator & Arbitrator      2002-2015 
  • Randolph M. Even & Associates, Founding Partner      2002-2015 
  • Hill, Genson, Even, Crandall & Wade, Founding Partner      1976-2002 
  • Spray Gould & Bowers, Partner      1969-1976 

EDUCATION

  • Dispute Resolution Training, Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution 
  • Post-Graduate Courses, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine 
  • Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law 
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California, Los Angeles 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  •  American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow (by invitation only) 
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomate Rank, Executive Committee, Los Angeles Chapter 
  • Jack Daniels’ ABOTA Trial School, Faculty for more than 20 years 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse
  • Public Entity Tort Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents​

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PUBLISHED CASES INCLUDE

  •  Scott v. Rayhrer, M.D. (2010) 185 Cal. App 1535 
  • Covenant Care v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County (Inclan). (2004) 32 Cal. 4th 771 
  • Gutierrez v. Mofid, M.D. (1985) 39 Cal. 3rd 892 

PUBLIC SPEAKING & PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SERVICE

As part of Mr. Even’s additional education service, he has been on the faculty of programs to train new or less experienced attorneys to try cases. This includes being on the faculty of the Jack Daniels ABOTA Trial School for more than 20 years. He has served as a demonstrator and lecturer for “Masters in Trial” and “Masters in Cross-Examination”, which are programs sponsored by ABOTA. He has also served for many years as a judge for Trial Mock Court Competition for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and at the UCLA Undergraduate Mock Trial Competition. 

Mr. Even has lectured frequently at local hospitals, law schools, and bar association on numerous topics including medical malpractice, and civility in the profession and ethics.  

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Avid Runner       1957-1998

University of California at Berkeley, Bowling Team       1962-1963

University of California at Los Angeles, Crew Team       1964-1965

Mountain Bike Rider – Recreational and Competitive       1987-2014

National Off-road Bicycle Association (NORBA) – 2nd Place at the NORBA National Finals Mens’ Hill Climb – Snow Summit (Big Bear Lake)       1989