Admitted to Practice Law in CA and CT

Education and Professional Credentials:

Mike LubofskyLaw School:

Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1988

Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the Study of Constitutional Law; Paul J. Liacos Scholar; Member, J. Braxton Craven National Constitutional Law Moot Court Team

Undergraduate:

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., cum laude, 1985

Bar Admissions:

Admitted to Practice Law in California (2001) and Connecticut (1988)

Legal and Legal-Related Experience:

Approved Mediator, Alameda County Superior Court, 2015-present.

Solo Law Practice, Berkeley/Oakland, CA, 2001-present.  Represent individuals in matters primarily involving divorce and family law integrating mindfulness into law practice to facilitate optimal decision-making.

Founding MemberThe Holistic Lawyer Association, HolisticLawyers.org, Oakland, CA, 2014-present.

Attorney, Schatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin, Hartford, CT, 1988-1991.  Associate Attorney in Commercial Litigation Department of 100+ attorney national law firm.

PrincipalAttorneyz.com, Berkeley/Oakland, CA, 1997-present.  Provide professional Internet marketing solutions and website design services to attorneys and law firms.

Manager, Legal Cost Containment Unit, Fireman’s Fund, Novato, CA, 1995-1997.  Created, developed and managed 5-person unit charged with reigning in escalating outside counsel expenses associated with the defense of insureds in large-scale environmental claims litigation.

Legal Cost Coordinator/Senior Litigation Auditor, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Boston, MA, 1993-1995.  Interfaced with outside counsel throughout the United States in corporate-wide effort to control legal costs associated with the defense of multi-district asbestos claims and toxic tort litigation.  Primary responsibility for negotiating and resolving legal fee disputes and requests for reimbursement with outside counsel resulting in the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars of excessively billed legal fees.

Director, Wallace Law Registry (now Kelly Law Registry), Boston, MA, 1991-1993.  Opened and help expand fledgling satellite office of national legal placement firm focused on the recruitment and placement of highly credentialed attorneys in corporate legal departments.

Mediation Training:

Rosenberg Mediation Training, Corte Madera, CA, 5-day Program, Certificated, 2014.

SEEDS Community Resolution Center, Berkeley, CA, 6-month Practicum, January-July 2015.

Mindfulness and Meditation Training:

Mindfulness in Law Teacher Training, 2015-2016.  Provided by Warrior One, this year-long program provides a foundation for teaching mindfulness specifically within the legal industry.

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine, Boston, MA.  1991-1992.  Program Assistant.  Provided eight-week mindfulness training to group of adults based on the Relaxation Response developed by Dr. Herbert Benson in the 1970’s.

Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA.  Participant in training classes on mindfulness meditation, 1995-present.

East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland, CA.  Participant in training classes on mindfulness meditation, 2010-present.

Pacific Zen Institute, Oakland, CA. Participant in training classes on zen meditation, 2013-present.

Community Involvement:

Advisory Board, Next Step Learning Center, Oakland, CA.

President, West Grand Lofts Homeowners’ Association, Oakland, CA.

Mediator, SEEDS Community Resolution Center, Berkeley, CA.