User details
ID 668289845 Email address
Status Active
Gender Male
Pdf pdf/Michael-Bayard.pdf
Photo photos/Michael-Bayard.jpg
Web folder michael-bayard
Contact information
First name Michael Last name Bayard
Full name Michael J. Bayard Esq.
Corporation Construction ADR Services
Address 1 601 S. Figueora Street, Suite 4050
City Los Angeles
ZIP Code 90017
State California
Phone (213) 383-9399 Cell (818) 653-7009 Fax (818) 790-2196
Cell public? Yes URL
CC name   CC email  
Formal Qualifications & Memberships
Judge? No
ADR services 1,2,11,7,3,5,6,8,9
  • University of California, Berkeley (AB with Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa - 1976);
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., Associate Executive Editor, Hastings Law Journal - 1979).

Completed all of AAA basic and advanced Arbitrator and Mediator trainings. Attended AAA National and other ADR Retreats on an annual basis (2000 to present). 

Frequent speaker on construction ADR subjects and innovations.

  • American Bar Association (Construction Forum Committee and Section on Dispute Resolution)
  • California State Bar, California Lawyers Association (Past Co-Chair, State Bar Construction Law Subsection)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section (Past Chair of Construction Law Subsection and Past Chair of Real Property Section).

ADR Associations:

  • American Arbitration Association 
  • Chair, AAA Los Angeles Construction Advisory Subcommittee
  • Member, AAA National Panel of Master Construction Arbitrators
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (ARC)
  • Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
  • California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC);
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Services (DRS).

Mr Bayard limits his ADR practice to construction disputes:  50% of his time is spent serving as Construction Arbitrator, Discovery Referee, or DRB member and 50% of his time is spent serving as Construction Mediator or Project Neutral.  Mr. Bayard has handled everything small residential project disputes to multi-million dollar construction claims and construction defect disputes--on both public and private projects.

Mr. Bayard has been a full-time Neutral doing only construction disputes since 2000.  Before becoming a full-time Neutral, he was a construction lawyer for 20 years.  He is the former Chair of the Construction Law Practice Groups at two of the largest international law firms—Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop) and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (now Dacheng Dentons).  Pillsbury now has about 700 lawyers and is a major international firm.  Dacheng Dentons now has about 4,300 lawyers—and is the largest law firm in the world. 
Mr. Bayard has handled some of the largest and most-complex construction disputes as a lawyer at his prior law firms—and since 2000 as a Mediator and as an Arbitrator.  He chaired the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Panel  that heard the $250,000,000 claim made on the design and construction of the Aladdin Hotel, Casino, and Shopping Center in Las Vegas (now Planet Hollywood).  At that time the Aladdin case was the largest construction arbitration ever filed in the Western Region of the AAA.  Mr. Bayard also was the Mediator on the case filed on what was then one of the highest-value single family homes in the US—a $100,000,000 project located overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Summerland (next to Montecito), California.  There were approximately 60 parties in that mediation.  There was not a courtroom in Santa Barbara County that could hold the lawyers, let alone the parties and experts.  Mr. Bayard settled the case in the largest hotel ballroom in Santa Barbara.

Mr. Bayard is the author of over forty (40) publications on Construction Law and Construction ADR topics.  He has served as seminar participant or featured lecturer for the ABA, California State Bar, LACBA, AAA, and numerous construction industry and ADR organizations.  He was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California for twenty years, teaching "Construction Management and Technology" in USC's graduate Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program.  Seminars and publications include:  “Ten Fundamentals for Mediating the Large, Complex Multi-Party Construction Dispute” (2010) in the Dispute Resolution Journal,   “The Arbitration Roadmap” at the AAA Neutral’s International and National Conference (San Diego, 2009), “Sex, Drugs, and Construction ADR” for CLE International (San Francisco, 2010, 2009) (Los Angeles, 2008), “How to Advance Your Interests in Mediation:  Getting to the Next Level,” AAA University Webinar (National Broadcast, 2008), and  “Front & Center: Chairing an Arbitration” (2005) & “Thirty Steps to a Better Arbitration” (2004) in the Dispute Resolution Journal (both with Judith Ittig).


ADR Practice & Case Experience
Additional languages 1
Practice started 1999

For Mediation & Arbitration rates, please view Printable PDF Resume above.

Dispute areas 17,18,75
Calendar Settings
Private calendar purchased No
Calendar preference Disabled Calendar display type 5 day
Calendar last update time Never
Whole days Disabled
Requested Date Automatically Held/Booked? Disabled Auto hold type On Hold Ask if all attending counsel agreed on date? Disabled
Notes mandatory? Yes
Additional attendees No
Map enabled Yes Streetview enabled Yes
Latitude 34.0503006
Longitude -118.2590027
GoogleMaps accuracy Custom coordinates