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Ken Malovos, Esq.

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Ken Malovos is a full-time mediator and arbitrator, who has resolved over 500 hundred cases in Sacramento and San Francisco. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, Ken Malovos was selected as a Super Lawyer in Northern California for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ken Malovos brings immense experience to mediation and arbitration, having tried and settled hundreds of complex cases in state and federal courts over a 35 year career as a trial lawyer. Ken Malovos serves as a mediator and arbitrator in all types of commercial and business disputes, including employment, real estate, construction, intellectual property, contract, partnership and corporation dissolution, legal and accounting malpractice, defamation, probate, tort and unfair business competition.


  • AB: Stanford University, 1966 (Philosophy, Honors Tutorial Program)

  • JD: University of California, Hastings School of Law, 1969 (American Jurisprudence Award, Wills and Estates)


  • (1995 - Present) Mediator, Arbitrator, Special Master, Discovery Referee, Temporary Judge

  • Mediator, Arbitrator: First Resolution Services, Inc.

  • (1988 - Present) Superior Court Judge, Pro Tempore, and Judicial Arbitrator, Sacramento County Superior Court.

  • Member, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

  • Panel Member, Mediator, Arbitrator and Large Complex Cases, American Arbitration Association.

  • Panel Member, Public Works Contract Arbitration Program, Office of Administrative Hearings, State of California.

  • Arbitrator, California State Bar Association and Sacramento County Bar Association, attorney/client fee disputes.

  • Panel Member, Kaiser Permanente Mandatory Arbitration System


Construction Claims, Construction Defects, Contract, Defamation, Employment Discrimination/Wrongful Discharge, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property, Partnership/Corporation Dissolution, Probate, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate


  • American Arbitration Association (Sacramento) Arbitration I (1993)

  • American Arbitration Association (San Francisco) Arbitration II (2002)

  • Steven Rosenberg (San Francisco) Advanced Mediation Training (2004)

  • Institute for Conflict Management (Santa Monica) Mediation Training (2006)


  • California State Bar (1969)

  • U.S. Supreme Court (1984)

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (1970)
    and Eastern District of California (1984)

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1970)


  • In 2006, 2007 and 2008, Ken Malovos was selected as a Super Lawyer in Northern California for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

  • Chair, ADR Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association

    Member, College of Commercial Arbitrators.

  • Member, California Dispute Resolution Council

  • Member, Association of Conflict Resolution

  • President, Sacramento County Bar Association (1994); Member Sacramento County Bar Association (1972 to present); Member, Sacramento County Bar Council (1988 - 1994); Founding Chair and Member, Construction Law Section; Member Fee Arbitration Committee (1988 to present); Chair, Judicial Review Committee (1990 - 1993); Chair and Member, Judiciary Committee (1982 - 1984, 1992 - 1994); Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (1990 to present), Chair (2000 to present). President, (1998-2001) and Member (1995 - 2001), Board of Directors, Legal Services of Northern California.

  • Faculty Member, Hastings College of the Law, College of Advocacy, Business Litigation Institute (1997-2000).

  • Adjunct Professor of Law (Trial Practice), King Hall Law School University of California, Davis (1982-1985).

  • Member, Board of Governors, Hastings Law School Alumni Association (1990 - 2001); President, Sacramento Chapter of Hastings Law School Alumni Association (1989 - 1993).

  • Past Member, American Bar Association; ABA Section of Litigation, Section of Dispute Resolution and Construction Law Forum; Delegate, Sacramento County Bar Association, ABA House of Delegates (1995 - 1999).

  • Past Master of the Bench (Emeritus), Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court.

  • Martindale Hubbell (AV).


Throughout California


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