Jessica NotiniJessica Notini is a well recognized leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution both in California and internationally. Since 1994, she has been mediating a wide variety of cases and providing training in the areas negotiation, mediation, facilitation and other related topics.

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Jessica provides mediation services , assisting clients with constructive resolution of their disputes in a fair, efficient and economical manner


Jessica provides facilitation services, helping groups to function collaboratively and optimize desired outcomes.


Jessica designs and delivers training services, developing professional skills in negotiation, mediation, facilitation, communication and other related areas.


  •   Jessica is an outstanding and very popular course instructor.   Her dynamic Business Negotiations workshop has consistently received high praise from our law students from Mexico, China and other parts of the world.  
    Helene Kim
    Founding Executive Director, UC-Berkeley Law International Executive Legal Education
  • Jessica was absolutely outstanding. This was not an easy meeting to facilitate but Jessica was strong, upbeat, fair, clear, and effective...We are already moving forward with action items generated from the meeting. At this moment we are in a better place than we have been in a long time.
    Vellina Brown
    San Francisco Mime Troupe
  • Jessica Notini is one of the finest mediators that I know. She is a great teacher, coach and mentor and has a mediation style that is extremely successfu.
    Ron Mullin
    Mullin Law Offices, Concord, CA
  • Jessica’s negotiation session received the most feedback at our conference.  It was hit with all the attendees and was the most talked about session during the conference breaks.  Everyone wanted the session to be longer so we are hoping to have Jessica come back soon.
    Sarah Kaplan
    Engineering Manager, Microsoft Corporation
  • Ms. Notini is sharp and knowledgeable in probate and trust law.  She is a true neutral—able to foster an atmosphere where all parties feel comfortable engaging in the work of compromise.
    Ms. Jonna M. Thomas
    Attorney at Law, HARTOG & BAER
  • Jessica is a high energy, thoughtful educator who is enthusiastically received by students and practitioners alike. She has taught everything from Negotiation, to Facilitation to an intensive 40 hour Mediation Certificate program for practitioners, all with great success.
    Sheila Purcell
    Director and Clinical Professor of Law, Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, UC Hastings College of the Law
  • Jessica's facilitation skills are nothing short of remarkable. Her ability to organize and manage large groups in extremely contentious situations is unparalleled. As a mediator, Jessica is able to untangle seemingly intractable high-conflict disputes, while rescuing relationships in the process.
    Christina Duran
    Program Director, Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services, California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Jessica is one of the best trainers I have ever experienced.  She is brilliant at knowing her content and delivering it in an interactive style which is energetic and humorous. Jessica also has an  unmatched ability to track and give detailed personalized feedback to each student.
    Nancy Foster
    Director, Northern California Mediation Center
  • Jessica Notini is a truly gifted instructor, among the best I've ever seen. She doesn't lecture, she engages and inspires her students. She has tremendous depth of knowledge, practical experience and she's an incredible teacher.
    Kit Yarrow, Ph.D.
    Chair, Department of Psychology, Golden Gate University
  • Jessica's negotiation workshop for faculty and postdocs at Stanford continues to be an invaluable addition to our scientific management and leadership development programs.  Our faculty participants unequivocally agree that the training be offered on a regular basis and to as many colleagues and trainees as possible.
    Rania Sanford, Ed.D.
    Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Programs, Stanford
  • I strongly recommend and fully endorse the work of Jessica Notini. From the requirements gathering process, to program development / design, all the way to her enthusiastic delivery, Jessica is a well respected partner for myself and Bio-Rad. Jessica receives high praise from her students and her work is always relevant and practical. For me, Jessica has credibility, subject matter expertise, high end facilitation skills and truly the passion for the work she does.
    Rich Elderkin
    Bio-Rad Laboratories, Organizational Development & Training
  • Jessica Notini has an excellent reputation as a fair and effective mediator of even the most complicated and acrimonious dispute.
    Lisa G. Reep
    Executive Director, Contra Costa County Bar Association, 1994-2014
  • Superb presenter. A tour de force!
    Eric Nath
    American Society of Appraisers
  • Jessica brings her workshops to life and empowers the participants with new skills and insights that they can begin to apply immediately.  Her negotiation and gender sessions have been a huge success!
    Shirley Quackenbush, CPWA
    Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
  • Jessica is a Rockstar!
    Renato Berger
    TozziniFreire Advogados, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Jessica combines best practice tools and a disciplined approach with humor and a light touch to inspire and equip individuals to give their best to a group. She is able to build group trust and relationships that result in the group’s commitment and collaboration to achieve measurable results. Her engaging style immediately draws all members into constructive dialogue while keeping them focused upon goals. Jessica has been my facilitator of choice for many years.
    Jeanne McGuire
    The Focus Group
  • Jessica is highly empathic and able to connect well with clients in conflict, while also assisting them with practical decision making regarding settlement in light of the realities of litigation. She has a very successful approach.  She works particularly well with sensitive family dynamics and her fluency in Spanish has been instrumental in at least one case in which she was able to mediate a settlemen.
    David A. Brown
    Attorney at Law Richmond, CA

Todos los servicios se ofrecen en español.

Jessica speaks Spanish fluently and has extensive experience providing all services in Spanish.



Ms. Notini served for three years as President of the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (formerly NCMA), she served for 5 years and became Chair of the California State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and she served on the Board of Directors for the Mediation Society of San Francisco, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Boards for the Alameda County Bar Association and Contra Costa County. In 2012, she received the Don Weckstein Memorial award from the California Dispute Resolution Council in recognition of her leadership in California. Ms. Notini has served as a consultant to the Congress of Peru regarding the development of mediation legislation, and has presented as a keynote speaker in a variety of conferences and congresses in Mexico and Spain.


Notini Mediation, Facilitation & Training Services


1306 Summit Road, Lafayette, CA 94549

Telephone and Fax:

(925) 938-5011


(925) 586-0328


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