Richard (“Rick”) Copeland
Richard (“Rick”) Copeland is the founder and principal of Conflict Solution Services, a mediation and conflict coaching firm located in Glendale. As an attorney, Rick spent more than a decade equally representing plaintiffs and defendants as a litigator in Civil Rights, general liability, professional liability, construction defect, employment, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and ERISA matters before transitioning to practicing alternative dispute resolution in 2012. A full-time neutral since 2014, in the last five years he has mediated more than 600 Civil Rights cases. Holding a Masters in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2013-Pepperdine Law School) and certificates for completing the Mediation (2011) and Advanced Mediation (2015) training from Harvard University, Rick has served as a lecturer for the course “Managing Conflict Effectively” through UCLA’s Undergraduate Fiat Lux program and has presented on the topics of mediation and civil rights mediation at MCLE seminars.