EVE WAGNER, ESQ.
Eve Wagner brings more than 30 years of experience as a civil litigation trial attorney to her thriving mediation and arbitration practice. She has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases involving employment, entertainment, business and real estate matters.
Ms. Wagner co-founded a successful litigation boutique and practiced extensively in federal and state courts, as well as alternate dispute resolution forums. She litigated both plaintiff- and defense-side employment cases, as well as both sides of entertainment, business and real estate matters. Ms. Wagner represented individuals as well as small to large publicly-traded corporations in various industries, including entertainment, real estate, financial, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. Ms. Wagner also successfully handled a number of appellate matters.
In 2003, Ms. Wagner expanded her litigation practice to include mediation and arbitration. Since then, while still practicing law, she resolved hundreds of cases involving a wide variety of disputes, ranging from simple to multi-party, complex matters. She handled her first arbitration more than 15 years ago and, over the years, ramped up her dispute resolution practice, joining the Independent Film & Television Alliance in 2013 and the AAA in 2017.
Ms. Wagner’s mediation style emphasizes common sense, clear communication and the ability to solve difficult problems with practical solutions. She uses both the evaluative and facilitative styles of mediation.
Specialty practice areas
- Employment, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, FMLA/CFRA, defamation, and wage and hour claims (including class actions).
- Entertainment and Intellectual Property, including copyright infringement, theft of ideas, breach of express and implied contracts, third-party participation and accounting claims, right of publicity violations and defamation.
- Business, including partnership disputes, breach of contract, fraud, intentional interference, unfair competition and collection disputes.
- Real estate and landlord/tenant, including breach of lease, breach of purchase and sale agreements, fraud, quiet title, specific performance and other others involving commercial and residential properties.
Ms. Wagner also mediates matters involving Civil Rights / Unruh Act, legal malpractice, fee disputes, premises liability and personal injury.
Ms. Wagner is the past chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and continues to serve as a member of the Executive Committee. She also serves as the chair of the Committee on Empowering Women for the BHBA.
Ms. Wagner earned her J.D. from USC Gould School of Law, Order of the Coif. She received mediation training through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and completed the Advanced Mediation Skills Practicum offered by the Center for Civic Mediation through the Los Angeles County Bar Association.