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When your client has:

  • A difficult employment claim,
  • A conflict between a board and its executive team,
  • Disagreements among owners or companies,
  • Unsatisfied investors,
  • Problems between a lender and a borrower,

…or other similar disputes that arise, your mediator should understand litigation and business.

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Bill VanDeWeghe

Seasoned Litigator AND Business Leader

Seasoned Litigator and
Business Leader

I recently left my position as CEO of Copia Scientific to start a mediation firm focusing on complex business disputes. Now I can offer my 15 years of litigation experience (handling business and professional liability matters) and 18 years of corporate experience (public and private board member, investment banker, CEO/president, founder) helping companies resolve their toughest challenges.
— Bill VanDeWeghe

What attorneys are saying about Bill…

Bill expertly mediated a complex business dispute over a substantial investment, bringing clarity and resolution to a seemingly intractable situation. His keen understanding of financial intricacies and ability to foster productive dialogue between conflicting parties were instrumental in reaching a fair agreement. Bill’s direct approach broke through on a legal battle into a collaborative solution.

— Michael H. Weiner, Esq.,
Law Offices Of Michael H. Weiner, APC

Specialties: Business Planning, Formation, Litigation, Trademark Applications and Prosecution, Real Estate, General Civil Litigation

Recently, our firm retained Bill VanDeWeghe to assist in mediating a case that was on the verge of trial, to take one last shot at settling the case. This was a complex dispute involving multiple parties and entities, several lawsuits, and years of litigation. Bill immediately realized the need for a global settlement of all matters. After a full day of work, we were able to reach a settlement that surpassed the expectations of our clients and the opposing party. With very little briefing, and Bill conducting a lot of independent research on the parties and the past litigation between them, he had an impressive mastery of the facts of the case, making his participation instrumental in the global settlement. We strongly recommend using Bill, because he has proven himself to be a smart, prepared and effective mediator! Bearing in mind that he was thrown into a complex case, at the last minute as the closer! Despite these challenges, he achieved a fabulous result, with only a single session of mediation.

— Kurt Campbell,
Shareholder, Chief Real Estate Officer at Klinedinst PC

As the head of Klinedinst’s Real Estate and Construction Department, Kurt U. Campbell’s extensive litigation and transactional experience have earned him a reputation of excellence throughout California. Kurt has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He has also been named to the prestigious San Diego Super Lawyers® list for two years running.

Bill has proven himself as an assertive but understanding mediator. His numerous life experiences make him a perfect fit for the copious roadblocks which can impede a growing business – regardless of size. I’ve witnessed Bill’s intuitive approach to breaking down barriers in order to come to a negotiated resolution that is not only functional but agreeable to all involved. If there are personalities which get in the way of high performance, or negative attitudes bringing down the collective morale, Bill is the one who can get buy-in from all involved. His approach makes the parties want to work out the details. I highly recommend Bill for any business-related issue requiring resolution.

— Christine Weaver, Esq.

Ms. Weaver actively litigated matters in Spokane County and the Eastern District of Washington for 20 years. Her representation consisted primarily of employment and personal injury matters, as well as contractual and property related disputes. After several years of advising clients in non-litigated matters, she joined the Office of Administrative Hearings for the State of Washington, and adjudicated appeals for the unemployment compensation docket from June 2018 until November 2022. Currently, she is a certified mediator and is a Spokane County arbitrator.

Mates — As you can imagine, in my business I rarely recommend former adversaries. This is a huge exception. I highly recommend Bill VanDeWeghe, who has recently opened up shop as a mediator. I’ve known Bill for about 30 years, and he has substantial experience in both litigation and corporate matters. He spent 15 years at a well known firm handling everything from personal injury and premises liability to professional liability matters. That is how we first met. His recent corporate experience of 18 years includes public and private board memberships, investment banking, CEO/President, and founder of companies. Whether your dispute involves difficult questions of liability and damages, complex corporate governance issues, or just difficult people, I believe Bill VanDeWeghe can help resolve your cases.

— Dan Stanford, Esq., Stanford and Associates

– Senior Trial Attorney
– CalBar Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist
– Commissioner, CA State Bar (2017-2019)
– SuperLawyers, since 2007
– Best Lawyers in America
– Matindale-Hubbel Rating of “AV-Preeminent”

I second everything that Dan said, and Bill was a former opponent of mine as well. Best of luck in this endeavor, Bill!

— Deborah A. Wolfe, Wolfe Legal Solutions, PC

– Named Trial Lawyer of the Year twice by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (, 1996 and 2006
– California Lawyer Magazine named her California Lawyer of the Year in 1996, and recognized her as one of the Top Ten Plaintiffs’ Legal Malpractice Attorneys in the state in 2002
– Certified as a legal specialist by the National Board of Civil Trial Advocacy (, 1999
– Inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (, 2008
– Certified Legal Specialist (CLS) in two separate specialties: Civil Trial Advocacy and Legal Malpractice Law
– Member, and then Chair, of California State Bar Advisory Commission on Legal Malpractice
– Adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of San Diego

I too support Bill and wish him the best, but from the perspective of Bill as a colleague who became a friend and mentor. His thoughtful and personal approach, reasoned analysis, and ability to see multiple perspectives will make him a great mediator for any case or dispute.

— Dan Boyle Esq., DJ Boyle, LLC

– International business dispute resolution
– Strategy, policy and business development advisor
– Former Adjunct Professor of International Business Transactions at McGeorge School of Law
– Former prosecutor