Sarah J. Gross, M.Ed., J.D., LL.M. is an attorney licensed in California and a trained mediator specializing in family and elder care dispute resolution.
Ms. Gross received a Master’s degree in Education through the University of California, Davis and taught high school and middle school English prior to entering law school at Chapman University Fowler School of Law in Orange, California. While at Chapman, Ms. Gross founded the law school’s Health Law Society. Using her education background, she also contributed to curriculum development and served as teaching assistant for the law school’s Legal Writing Skills course.
After completing law school and becoming a licensed attorney, Ms. Gross completed a Master of Law (LL.M.) at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, based at Pepperdine University School of Law’s Malibu, California campus. She pursued a concentration in eldercare dispute resolution, and began working under the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination, an initiative dedicated to developing a dispute resolution option for high-conflict cases involving the care and needs of elders. Ms. Gross spearheaded the development of a pilot program in eldercaring coordination in Orange County, California courts, and has served as Director of the Eldercaring Coordination Program at Orange County Superior Court (OCSC). In this capacity, she has educated the Orange County legal and mediation community about elder care dispute resolution, and organized and facilitated trainings in elder mediation and eldercaring coordination. She has also presented at various venues, including the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) Annual Conference; the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), and the American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Conference. Her publications include the ABA Commission on Law & Aging’s Journal, Bifocal, and the OC Lawyer.
In addition to mediating elder and healthcare-related disputes, she continues to advocate for court-connected dispute resolution programs as a means of serving the increasing aging population in the United States, and addressing the needs of elders and their families.
She is also a member of the Foundation for Senior Services, a nonprofit whose purpose is to serve the senior community through outreach and education.
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Legal & Conflict Resolution Services
As a licensed attorney and trained and certified dispute resolution professional, Sarah offers services on a per project basis. In this capacity, she has worked with probate courts in California to develop the Eldercaring Coordination pilot program.
Large-scale conflict resolution program development
Large and small-scale legal guidance and oversight
Sarah is a widely published author, with articles in prominent legal, dispute resolution, and healthcare journals. Her publications include (click to read):
Sarah is available on a per project basis for solicited publications.
Educational Seminars & Training
As a professional educator with expertise in a variety of contexts, Sarah offers educational seminars, workshops, and training sessions for professionals seeking to expand their skill base.
We offer a complimentary phone consultation of up to 30 minutes.