Forrest (Woody) Mosten has been in private mediation practice in Los Angeles since 1979 and teaches mediation, Lawyer as Peacemaker, and Family Law Practice as Adjunct Professor at the UCLA School of Law. He trains professionals in mediation from basic to advanced courses and is in constant demand worldwide as a conference keynote speaker and expert witness on mediation.
Woody serves as a mediator in the following practice areas: Family Law, Business and Partnerships, Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, and other disputes involving complex legal and financial issues and high conflict of the parties.
Woody is a founding member of SCMA and was named by SCMA as Peacemaker of the Year and has twice served as keynote speaker at the SCMA Annual Conference.
Woody was 2009 ABA Frank Sander Co-Lecturer and awarded Lifetime Career Award by the New York State Mediation Association and has been recipient of the ABA Lawyer as Problem Solver Award, ABA Lifetime Legal Access Award, and the Los Angeles County Bar Louis M. Brown Conflict Prevention Award. He is the founding Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Dispute Resolution Section and has received two major awards for his work in mediation from that organization.
Mr. Mosten is the author of five books and numerous articles on mediation and other dispute resolution topics. He has 2 additional books forthcoming publication in 2017.