User details
ID 668289845 Email address
Status Active
Gender Male
Pdf Michael-Bayard-2012.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   Fax (818) 790-2196
Cell public? Yes URL
CC name   CC email  
Formal Qualifications & Memberships
Judge? No
ADR services 1,2,6,9
  • 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 trainings. Attended AAA National ADR Retreats (Chicago - 2003, 2000; Orlando - 2004, 1998; Palm Springs - 2005).
  • American Bar Association (Construction Forum Committee and Section on Dispute Resolution)
  • California State Bar, Real Property Section (Past Co-Chair, 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 (Member, AAA Los Angeles Regional Office B2B Advisory Committee;
  • Chair, AAA Los Angeles Construction Advisory Subcommittee;
  • Member, AAA National Panel of Master Construction Arbitrators;
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (ARC);
  • California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC);
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Services (DRS).
Biography Mr Bayard limits his ADR practice to construction disputes. 50% of his time is spent serving as Construction Arbitrator or DRB member and 50% of time spent serving as Construction Mediator or Project Neutral; from small residential projects to multi-million dollar constructionclaims and construction defect disputes.

Prior to becoming full-time Neutral worked as full-time Construction Attorney: 50% of time spent on drafting and negotiating construction related agreements and other 50% of time spent on construction litigation, arbitration, and mediation. As National Chair of Construction Law Groups at Pillsbury and Sonnenschein firms specialized in complex construction related agreements and construction disputes valued at in excess of $1 million. Nationally recognized authority on the drafting and negotiation of major construction-related documents.

Author of over thirty-five (35) publications on Construction Law and Construction ADR topics. Served as seminar participant or featured lecturer for ABA, California State Bar, LACBA, AAA, and numerous construction industry and ADR organizations. Recent seminars and publications include: "Thirty Steps to a Better Arbitration," Dispute Resolution Journal (with Judith Ittig), 2004; "The Aladdin Hotel, Casino, & Shopping Center Projects: Construction Arbitration Gone Super-Sized," "The Importance of Documentation in Public Works Construction," "An Introduction to the Use of Project Neutrals," and "The Importance of Insurance and Bonds: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," Third Annual Conference on Avoiding and Resolving Construction Claims, Los Angeles: 2004; "Project Neutrals and Judicial References in Construction Arbitrations," AAA Arbitration Day on B2B Disputes, 2003; "ADR Design for Construction Projects" and "ADR Advocacy - Preparing and Presenting Your Case," Pepperdine Law School; 2003; "Ten Commandments of Effective Arbitration Advocacy that Aren't in the ADR Rules or the ADR Books," 2003; "ADR Advocacy Tips for Construction Consultants," 2003; "How to be a Better LCCP Arbitrator," 2003.

ADR Practice & Case Experience
Additional languages 1
Practice started 1999
Rates 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
Map enabled Yes Streetview enabled Yes
Latitude 34.05030059814453
Longitude -118.25900268554688
GoogleMaps accuracy Premise (building name, etc.) level accuracy.