John Jostes

John Jostes

John Jostes

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Position or Title Senior Mediator

Professional Biography I have focused my practice on cases ranging from transportation corridor siting to land use and growth management to endangered species and conservation planning.  In many of these situations, my clients view my role as being the “ball bearings” of the process, helping the parties to build capacity, improve communication, and craft agreements that last.  My style entails working with stakeholders to develop clear expectations about how people interact with each other so that when the parties meet, they can focus on substance over process and create shared meaning as a way of building trust, developing options and negotiating in good faith.  Because many of my cases involve technical issues and science-intensive negotiations, I understand the dynamics of when and how technical experts can contribute to better decision making and better results.  I have found that agreements and outcomes are most often implemented when they are the product of diverse interests, well framed issues, accountability and a balance of risk and investment.  I help parties to focus on how things will work upon implementation so that agreements stand the test of time.  Finally, I pride myself in developing and improving working relationships in each and every case.

Address Line 1 1339 Rialto Lane

City Santa Barbara

State California

Zip 93101

Phone 805-452-9807

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 45

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