About Ross

Ross Cerny

The disputes Ross Cerny mediates include many arising in the workplace:

  • Appeals of disciplinary actions
  • Communication breakdowns
  • Equal Pay Act claims
  • Wage and Hours claims
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Title VII claims of discrimination (based upon race, gender, ethnicity,national origin, sexual orientation, and religion)

Additional matters that Ross mediates include contractual disputes, personal injury claims and elder abuse

Participants in mediation have included:

  • Colleges and Universities (Americans with Disabilities claims; gender discrimination)
  • School districts (employment conditions; job-related injuries)
  • Hospitals (employment conditions; wage and hour claims)
  • Restaurants (wage and hour; national origin)
  • Counties, utility districts and other federal and local governmental entities.


  • International Ombudsman Association
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Southern California Business Ethics Roundtable
  • California State Bar
  • Co-founder and Interim Training Coordinator of Adult Resolutions & Mediation Services (ARMS 2008-2011), developing professional education programs/mediator training for decision-making/dispute resolution for issues encountered in the aging process.


  • L.A. City Attorney Dispute Resolution Services (2013) basic mediation skills trainer
  • Western Justice Center (2012-2013) training secondary teachers to be mediators
  • Western Justice Center (2010-2014) training secondary school students to be peer mediators in school
  • UCLA (2010-2011) training students to be community mediators
  • Judge of International Business Ethics Case Competition (LMU 2008-2012)
  • Facilitator of roundtable discussions on issues of public interest (e.g., health insurance, the federal budget, universal access to high speed internet)

Of counsel consulting attorney regarding claims of:

  • Legal malpractice
  • Wrongful termination
  • Property insurance
  • Construction and commercial disputes
  • Premises liability
  • Personal injuries

Formal Education

  • UCLA (B.A.)
  • University of Puget Sound School of Law (J.D.)

Continuing Education and Training

  • 2011 Train-the-Trainers Conflict Resolution Education Course (Western Justice Center)
  • 2010 How to Prepare a Response to a DFEH/EEOC Charge (Shaw Valenza)
  • 2009 Ombudsman 101: Organizational Ombudsman (International Ombudsman Association, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution)
  • 2009 Essentials for Elder Adult Mediation (ARMS)
  • 2007 Basic Training, Transformative Mediation (REDRESS – USPS)
  • 2007 Staffing and Structuring Your Ethics and Compliance Program (LRN)
  • 2006 Mindmapping – Community Mediation Training (L.A. City Attorney DRS)
  • 2006 Ombudsman 101 Plus (International Ombudsman Association)
  • 2004-2005 Employment Opportunity Commission (mediation externship)
  • 2003 Advanced Business and Commercial Mediation Training (LACBA DRS)
  • 2002 Avoiding and Resolving Construction Disputes (AMCCenter, LACBA DRS)
  • 2002 Inter-Cultural Mediation Training (Korean-American Coalition DRS)
  • 2002 Basic Mediation Training (LACBA DRS)