Alice M. Graham is the founder and principal of Graham Law Corporation in Marina Del Rey, California. Ms. Graham has practiced law in the area of real estate transactions and litigation for over 30 years, and has served as a mediator for over fifteen years. Ms. Graham’s law practice focuses on transactional real estate law and civil appeals. Her mediation practice emphasizes business and real estate matters. She has also mediated personal injury, unlawful detainer and civil harassment disputes.
Ms. Graham is an author of a chapter of the CEB treatise Neighbor Disputes: Law and Litigation, which she continues to update annually. Ms. Graham also edits chapters CEB’s California Easements and Boundaries: Law and Litigation.
Ms. Graham taught a seminar on The Law of Easements, a Lorman Education Services seminar for real estate professionals, for ten years. Ms. Graham has been a panelist at various California State Bar and local bar events on the topics of easements, neighbor disputes, contract issues, elimination of bias and advanced negotiation skills.
Ms. Graham has a background in title insurance and liability insurance. She litigated an insurance bad faith matter which ultimately went to the California Supreme Court.
Ms. Graham served as a mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel, serving on both its pro bono and pay panels during which time she mediated contract, business, real estate, unlawful detainer, personal injury and civil harassment matters, as well as private mediations. Ms. Graham has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Real Property Section and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Santa Monica Bar Association. Ms. Graham is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Small Firms and Solo Section and presently serves on its executive committee.
Ms. Graham trained as a mediator with the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University School of Law. Ms. Graham holds a B.A. in English from UCLA and a J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Ms. Graham was selected as a SuperLawyer, 2009, 2021 and 2022.
Ms. Graham has authored the following published articles on real estate and mediation topics:
Ms. Graham is a co-author of NEIGHBOR DISPUTES: LAW AND LITIGATION, a 2013 legal treatise published by CEB.
She is the author of the following articles:
SMALL AND SOLO FIRMS: Level the Playing Field Through Mediation, co-authored with Jan Frankel Schau, Daily Journal March 23, 2022
PRACTICE LAW, LOSE YOUR LICENSE, Big News, California State Bar, June/July 2010.
WILL PORTER V. WYNER AND CASSELL CHANGE MEDIATION FOREVER?, co-author with Max Factor III, Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 23, 2010.
NEW CASES SUGGEST ‘WIMSATT WARNINGS’ ARE A BETTER PRACTICE , co-author with Max Factor III, Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 26, 2010.
THE PARALLEL UNIVERSE OF COMMON INTEREST DEVELOPMENTS, California Real Property Journal, State Bar of California, Spring 2004, concerning homeowner’s associations.
BETTER PRACTICE TIP: RECOGNIZED EXCEPTIONS TO MEDIATION CONFIDENTIALITY AND REMEDIES THAT EVERY LITIGATOR SHOULD KNOW, co-author with Max Factor III, published on mediate.com in July 2007.