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About Tim


Tim Corcoran is a Neutral specializing in Commercial Mediation and Arbitration. After graduating from the University of Southern California and the Thomas Jefferson College of Law he practiced law in the Inland Empire region of southern California for over forty years.  Tim and his wife Linda reside in Hidden Springs, Idaho. The Corcoran’s have four children: the oldest, Shawn, is a West Point and Georgetown University Medical School graduate and after his Army career, he has been teaching medicine at  a university medical school. Courtney is a Boise State University graduate and was a Captain in the US Army before retiring. Brad  and Alex are in their final year at Boise State University.  The Corcoran family enjoys outdoor activities and sports including hiking, jogging, fishing, swimming, golf, snow skiing, cycling and trap and sport shooting.  Tim and Linda have each completed the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii twice.

Early ADR years

      Prior to 1990 Mr. Corcoran began hearing judicial arbitrations on a regular basis and over the next 15 years at the urging of many colleagues and members of the judiciary he commenced a full time ADR practice. Since 2005 he has focused exclusively on meditation and arbitration. He has continued his professional education by attending the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law and Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation. Over the past 30 years he has conducted over 7,000 mediations or arbitrations.


Professional Associations


       Tim Corcoran is a Distinguished Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators.

From time to time during the course of his professional career he has been a member of many associations, including the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Southern California Mediation Association, the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Consumer Attorneys of California, Southern California Defense Counsel, as well as the Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino County Bar Associations. He served on the Board of Directors for the Riverside County Bar Association and as the President of the Riverside County Barristers. (1985).  Over the last several years he has been associated with various distinguished ADR panels  in  either an exclusive or non-exclusive relationship including JAMS, Judicate-West, IVAMS and Resolute Systems.  He also served on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the California State Bar 2011 to 2014.


Professional Recognition


  • Top 50 Neutral, Daily Journal

  • “Legal Eagle," Inland Empire Magazine, "Top Lawyers" Edition

  • AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell in both, Legal and Judicial  groups

  • SuperLawyers, Southern California Edition

  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators

  • Founder and President, Catholic Mediators and Founder and President, Last Minute Mediations

  • Founder and President of Redlands Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. and Trail Creek Mediation

  • Certified Member, International Mediation Institute 

  • Former Member, Southern California Mediation Association

  • Former Member, Riverside County Bar Association Board of Directors

  • Former President, Riverside County Barristers, 1985

  • Former Lecturer, California Southern School of Law

  • Speaking engagements:   Association  Southern California  Defense Counsel; Advanced training for Riverside County Bar Association  ADR Section; USC LAW School Alumni; University of La Verne  Law School and Western San Bernardino County Bar Association;  Riverside County Barristers


Some of the cases Mr. Corcoran has handled....

         In a nutshell, Mr. Corcoran has handled a multitude of cases involving torts (death, bodily injury, professional negligence, general liability, automobile,  premises, animal, uninsured motorist), insurance disputes, employment and commercial (contract, municipal disputes, franchise, real estate, construction, HOA) cases.  Any type of description of the cases he as handled would be impossible to present here.  The value of the cases range from a hand shake to multiple millions of dollars.


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