Meet the Mediator

A graduate, with Distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a member of the McGeorge Chapter of the Order of the Coif since 1980, Mr. Wunderli has been a civil litigator for over 30 years representing individuals, local and national companies and public entities covering a broad range of disputes involving such matters as vehicular accidents, products liability, premises liability, construction defects/accidents, contract disputes, real estate, employment, professional negligence, environmental law, ADA disputes and unfair business practices. His success as a trial lawyer and reputation for professionalism have been acknowledged by his inclusion as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the preeminent trial bar in America. His experience and legal skills have also earned him the highest AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of ethical standards and professional excellence.

Since 1995, in addition to his trial practice, Mr. Wunderli has also enjoyed assisting others as a mediator in resolving their disputes without the need for trial. His years of experience as a trial lawyer representing both plaintiffs and defendants, together with his analytical and intuitive skills and his calm, empathetic approach, have resulted in the settlement of hundreds of cases/claims. His attention to detail, his appreciation for the variety of interests that come into play in resolving disputes, and his personalized approach to each case are characteristic of his successful mediation style.


  • 1980-1985          Associate, Hardy, Erich & Brown
  • 1985-1990          Associate, Porter, Scott, Weiberg & Delehant
  • 1990-2011          Partner, Porter Scott
  • 2012-present     Russ J. Wunderli, Esq., Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • State Bar of California, licensed 1980, CBN 95654
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, ADR section
  • Placer County Bar Association
  • Judge Pro Tem: El Dorado, Placer & Sacramento Counties
  • Panel Mediator: Sacramento & Yuba Counties
  • ABOTA, American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Rating, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5, 2001-2018
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2010-2016
  • Top Lawyers/Mediation, 2015-2017 Sacramento Magazine
  • Resolute Systems, LLC, Panel Member
  • Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California, Member, 2013-2015
  • California Dispute Resolution Council, Member
  • State Bar of California, Fee Arbitrator


California State University of Sacramento (B.A., 1976)

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 1980)

  • Graduated with Distinction
  • Order of the Coif
  • Traynor Honor Society

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law-Continuing Education in Mediation (2012-2016)


Personal Injury and Wrongful Death ·Professional Negligence ·Legal Malpractice ·Commercial/Business Disputes ·Employment/Wage and Hour ·Construction Defect ·ADA Disputes ·Products Liability ·Contract Disputes ·Lemon Law Cases · Real Estate ·Premises Liability ·Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims ·Subrogation Actions

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