Resources for Dealing with
High Conflict People

John Edwards, Esq.

Areas of Expertise: Mediation, Real Estate, Legal Professionals


After practicing law as a litigator for many years, John Edwards began his mediation practice in 2002. Since then has successfully mediated hundreds of cases including commercial and residential real estate matters, professional malpractice, personal injury, employment disputes, probate and business disputes.

John is affiliated with West Coast Resolution Group in San Diego, California. He earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego Law School and received his mediation training at Harvard Law School. He received additional training in working with high conflict personalities with the High Conflict Institute. He subsequently began presenting with Bill Eddy at High Conflict Institute seminars and co-taught the Psychology of Conflict with Bill Eddy at the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University where he is an adjunct professor. He frequently guest lectures at California Western Law School and Thomas Jefferson Law School.

John also has taught the High Conflict Personality theory for the Advanced Mediation Training Program at the National Conflict Resolution Center, as well as in many seminars given to many diverse groups including:

      • San Diego Association of Real Estate Mediation Center
      • California Women’s Council of Realtors Leadership Retreat
      • Epsten Grinnell & Howell Community Association Manager Seminar
      • Orange County Mediation Association Conference
      • Network Deposition Seminar in Orange County and San Diego
      • San Diego County Bar Association Mediator Training Program
      • National Conflict Resolution Center MCLE program for lawyers

"This was actually one of the most interesting MCLE courses, I've attended. We definitely enjoyed ourselves and thank you for having us. I would be interested in attending future events as well. " (Attorney)

“OMG. Just went to a 4 hour MCLE, 3 of which was John Edwards' seminar on Managing High Conflict Personalities. It was fantastic - very informative, funny and the most useful practical advice I may have ever received in an MCLE presentation. I would highly recommend this!” (Attorney)

“I just wanted to tell you how much I absolutely loved and enjoyed Mr. Edward’s seminar yesterday. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology, and I was definitely one of the ones he described that started out wanting to help people, but I have found myself in law, the conference showed me how I can still help people even my boss!” (Paralegal)

Speaking Fee: $3,500, plus travel.

Contact us at (619) 221-9108 or to schedule a seminar with this speaker.

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