David D. Stein took a roundabout route to the law, developing a variety of conflict management skills along the way. A Business and Inter-Personal Communications major while an undergraduate at Ohio University, he learned the active, pragmatic principles of mediation after relocating to San Francisco and working security for the concert promoter Bill Graham Presents.
David has also had a successful career as an Intellectual Property litigator, concert promoter, talent agent and is still a real estate broker/investor.
Mr. Stein still acts as a guest lecturer in this field, teaching unarmed and armed security providers the principles and techniques of non-violent dispute resolution. During David’s successful career as a litigator in the Intellectual Property/Entertainment Law field, his interest in mediation continued to grow. For the past 18 years David has been both a mediator and a litigator. Mr. Stein has also served as a volunteer adjudicator in fee disputes involving lawyers and their clients. Mr. Stein realized that a large percentage of these cases involve parties in divorce proceedings. It became clear to him that a different approach to the end of marriage might avoid this situation altogether.
In 2009, after a successful two decade career as a litigator, Mr. Stein became a full-time mediator. He created the very successful Liaise Divorce Solutions, LLC, a group of experienced attorneys practicing mediation, to provide consumers and businesses with cheaper, faster, better solutions to legal problems, and particularly divorce.