We ultimately reached a settlement. I have no hesitation in participating in future online mediations with Steve.

Attorney, May 2020

Steve Festor mediates employment disputes, class actions, personal injury, family business disputes, and other complex litigation. Steve understands that a few cases need to be tried, but most cases should settle. He is committed to helping the parties reach an agreement that removes the pain, risk, and cost of continued litigation and conflict.

Steve started his career practicing insurance defense and business litigation. He then specialized in employment law and class actions. Steve’s cases have involved issues concerning wage and hour, employee misclassification, health and retirement benefits, discrimination, retaliation, employee non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, business disputes, fraud, personal injury, and other torts. He has also advised companies on a variety of employment matters.  Steve’s passion is now helping parties settle their disputes.

Online mediations are now available. Mediations can be conducted online via Zoom.  



  • Mediator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • University of Oregon School of Law, Top 5%
“[Y]ou demonstrated your ability to resolve complex employment discrimination disputes by settling the most difficult of cases. Your concrete interpersonal skills and your ‘never give up’ persistence reflects in your outstanding resolution rate.”
Juan C. Vaca

Supervisory Mediation Coordinator, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

We were able to settle the case because of Steve’s insight and skill.
Plaintiff's Attorney

I strongly recommend Steve as a mediator. Recently, he mediated a case that I thought was a difficult one to resolve. I am pleased to report we settled but I know this could not have been done without him as a mediator. In fact lately I have not wanted to go to mediation as mediation has not worked. I know he worked hard to get this one settled and his hard work paid off.

Terryl Matt