GENERAL BACKGROUND OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Sankary has practiced as a litigator and transactional attorney since 1966 in numerous areas of law including:


EDUCATION:

Mr. Sankary graduated with a JD degree from Harvard Law School in 1965, and from Texas Christian University with a BA in Philosophy in 1962. He has completed numerous training courses and received certificates in advanced mediation from Pepperdine Law School.

In 2002, Mr. Sankary was awarded the American Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Section Rikli Lifetime Achievement Award for his extensive lifetime work on behalf of solo and small firm practitioners. (In the photo on this page, Mr. Sankary is receiving the award in Washington D.C. from the Chair of the Section, George R. Ripplinger, Jr.)

Mr. Sankary is active in numerous civic organizations, including the American Friends of the Oasis of Peace (Neve Shalom/Wahat Al Salam), the only community in Israel where Arabs and Jews have lived together peacefully for over 25 years. He is the founder and director of the Middle East Peace Network, a non-profit corporation which supports conflict resolution, peace and democracy in the Middle East. Visit www.peacenetwork.org.

ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) EXPERIENCE

Mr. Sankary’s career in ADR is extensive, starting with family law mediation as early as 1985. Based upon his research, training and experience, Mr. Sankary is particularly astute in assisting attorneys and their clients in the negotiating process during mediation and is sensitive to cross-cultural and personality issues which may affect the attitudes of parties in the dispute.

Mediator/Arbitrator, Los Angeles Superior Court and Probate Court Panel of Mediators Mediator, San Fernando Valley Bar Association Court Preferred Panel of Mediators & Mentors Arbitrator, Kaiser Permanente Arbitration Panel

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Professional Network Group (Encino); Member of Board of Directors of the Southern California Mediation Association and chair of the Roundtable Educational Program; Association of Conflict Resolution; California Dispute Resolution Council, former member ADR Committee of State Bar of California, Dispute Resolution Services, LA County Bar, L.A. Consumer Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Member of Board of Trustees of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association; and member of State Bar of California (since 1966).

Mr. Sankary is listed in Martindale & Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys and has received an A.V. rating by his peers which is the highest ranking for ethics and quality of service.