Suzanne King Nusbaum

Arbitrator, Mediator, Settlement Judge
Contact: 408.399.2688
Law Schools: Boston Univ School of Law
Santa Clara University
Jurisdictions: California
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit


About Suzanne King Nusbaum
Judge Suzanne K. Nusbaum (Ret.) brings a wealth of experience to her ADR practice.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with specialized expertise in commercial contract, employment, health care, real estate and intellectual property matters, she serves on many ADR panels, including the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS), the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Kaiser Permanente, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Judge Nusbaum arbitrates and mediates legal fee disputes for the State Bar of California and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

Judge Nusbaum mediates and evaluates for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and serves as a Settlement Neutral, Mediator, Arbitrator and Early Neutral Evaluator for the California Superior Court in Santa Clara County.

She volunteers as a Judge for the Chinese National Rounds of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, the Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court and as a Judge and Arbitrator for the William C. Vis (East) and (West) International Commercial Arbitration Moots.

Her specialties of commercial contract, employment, health care, real estate and intellectual property law are founded on a broad base of civil and criminal law experience. In her decade and a half as an Administrative Law Judge, she presided over many complex medical and employment disputes, at both the trial and appellate levels. Her judicial excellence has been acknowledged by public nomination, confirmation and reappointment in two states. Prior to the bench, she managed a private law practice, ran a title insurance agency and served as a stateÃâs attorney prosecuting criminal cases.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Practice limited to arbitration and mediation as a neutral. For fee information, call 408-399-2688.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit
Fellow (Charterd Institute of Arbitrators)
Smith CollUndergraduate Degree
Boston Univ School of LawLaw Degree
Santa Clara UniversityLL.M.Intellectual Property Law
Professional Activities
ADR Committee Chair Intellectual Property Owners' Ass'n (IPO) 2012-Current
IP Section ADR Committee Chair American Bar Association (ABA) 2012-Current
Northern California Chapter Chair Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2011-Current
Professional Associations
Member, California State Bar



119 Millrich Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Telephone: 408.399.2688