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Kenneth Cloke serves as a mediator, arbitrator, consultant and trainer, specializing in resolving complex multi-party conflicts. He is a nationally recognized speaker and leader in the field of conflict resolution, and a published author of many journal articles and several books, including "Mediation: Revenge and the Magic of Forgiveness" and "Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution."


Kenneth specializes in resolving employment and labor matters, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination matters, family law and divorce issues, probate, entertainment, community, organizational and school conflicts, public policy and cross-cultural disputes. He is also skilled in designing conflict resolution systems for companies and organizations.

Served as a Hearing Officer for the Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission and other public agencies; Factfinder for the Public Employment Relations Board, Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission, and other agencies; and Administrative Law Judge for the Public Employment Relations Board, Agricultural Labor Relations.

He serves as a Consultant and Facilitator to assist many public and private companies and organizations in the United States and overseas in problem solving, conflict resolution, enhancing communication skills, resolving cross-cultural and ethnic disputes, reducing prejudice and discrimination environments, and sexual harassment avoidance. He is also adept at helping companies improve their labor relations, personnel management, collaborative negotiation skills, shared decision making, team building, and strategic planning.


National Mediation Board, Federal Panels Mediation and Conciliation Service, California State Mediation and Conciliation Service, Los Angeles Civil Service Commission, Los Angeles County Employee Relations Board, Air Transport Employees and Western Airlines, United Auto Workers and McDonnell Douglas, General Dynamics, Social Security Administration and American Federation of Government Employees, Overseas Education Association, California Youth Authority, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Santa Monica Superior Court, California State University and California Faculty Association, and Screen Actors Guild.


"Mediation, Revenge and the Magic of Forgiveness"; "Theories of Justice; New Techniques in Alternative Dispute Resolution" (with L. Randolph Lowry); "Rethinking the Way We Work;" "Thank God It’s Monday! 14 Values We Need to Humanize the Way We Work;" "Resolving Conflicts at Work: A Complete Guide for Everyone on the Job" (with Joan Goldsmith); "What’s Better than the Rule of Law?" "Conflict Resolution Systems Design, the United Nations and the Emerging World Order"; "Politics and Values in Mediation: The Chinese Experience"; "Mediation of Workplace Disputes"; "Wrongful Termination: The Mediation Alternative;" "Mediation: An Alternative to Civil Litigation;" "Mediation and the Modern Theory of Management;" "The Limits of Mediation: Power, Dishonesty and Revenge;" "Date Rape: The Limits of Mediation;" "Shared Custody - A Case Study;" "Mediation and Prepaid Legal Plans;" "Industrial Perestroika: Democracy and Revolution in Law and Politics: A History of Civil Liberties and Protest Movements;" "A Map of Utopia;" "Rethinking the Workplace."


His university teaching includes law, mediation, history and other social sciences at a number of colleges and universities, including Southwestern University School of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law, Antioch University, Occidental College, USC and UCLA.


Academy of Family Mediators; Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution; American Arbitration Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Services New Programs Committee; Board: Southern California Mediation Association; Industrial Relations Research Association; UCLA Institute on Industrial Relations.


B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1963
J.D., University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Law School, 1966
L.L.M. in Labor Law, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980
Ph.D., History, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980
Post-Doctoral Work: Labor and Constitutional Law, Yale Law School, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1980
Graduate, National Judicial College, University of Nevada, 1981