1975-76 – Associate, Stanley Anthony Shulster, PLC, Oakland, California – Insurance subrogation.
1976-78 – Principal, Law Office of Alec B. Wisner, San Francisco, California – General civil litigation, some family and bankruptcy practice.
1978-2001 – Owner and Operator of various corporate entities, primarily in the printing and publishing industries. Actively involved in corporate restructuring and start-ups.
1996-1998 – Of Counsel, Stanbury & Fishelman, Los Angeles, California, complex civil litigation, specializing in business frauds. Substantial participation in multiple class actions and in multiple $1,000,000+ results.
1998-2002 – Partner, Stanbury Fishelman & Wisner, Los Angeles, California, complex civil litigation, specializing in business frauds. Substantial participation in multiple class actions and in multiple $1,000,000+ results.
1996-1999 – Lecturer, Legal Ethics, LawTalk, MCLE, Brea, California
2009- 2009 - Lecturer, Mediation, LawTalk, MCLE, La Quinta, California1992- present – Director, Golden Triangle Financial Services, Las Vegas, NV
1992-present – Director, Golden Triangle Financial Services, Las Vegas, NV
2002- present – Mediator, Wisner Dispute Resolution Services, Tarzana California
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2011 - Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute - San Diego, CA - 16 hrs.
2011 - ACR National Conference - San Diego, CA - 15 hrs.
2009 - ACR National Conference - Atlanta, GA - 15 hrs.
2006 - Looking Beneath the Surface - An Exploration of the Hidden Interests and Fears Which Impact the Mediation Process – Pepperdine University/Straus Institute,
2006 – Meet the Mediators” -Navigating the Insurance Litigation Dispute Through Stormy Seas –
2005 – ACR National Conference,
“Stalinist Facilitation: The Uses, Abuses, Illusions, and Self-Delusions of Mediator Power”
“Effective Strategies for Resolving Property and Spousal Support Issues in Divorce”
“Transformative Divorce Mediation: An Introduction to the Unique Challenges of Applying this Model to Divorce”
“Innovative Caucus Strategies”
“What’s Going On Here? John Haynes Revisited”
2004 – Advanced Mediation Skills Forum – Dispute Resolution Services/Pepperdine University – Los Angeles, CA - 8 hrs.
2004 – ACR National Conference - Sacramento, CA - 14 hrs.
“When ‘Sit Down, Shut Up and Behave’ Doesn't Work: Successful Mediation Strategies for Working with Enmeshed, Resistant and Angry Couples in Divorce Mediation”
“Working with Borderlines and Narcissists: Seven Skills for Dispute Resolution Professionals”
“Bringing Grief Out of the Closet in Divorce Mediation: The Art and Practice of Situational Mediation”
“Power Imbalances in Mediation: Ten Stages of Assessment and Twenty Specific Interventions”
“Mediating Imbalances in Financial Issues: Structuring the Process for the Clueless and the Controller”
2004 – Family Mediation Training – Oregon Mediation Center – Eugene, Oregon - 40 hrs.
2003 – Mediating the Litigated Case – Straus Institute, Pepperdine University – Encino, CA - 40 hrs.
2002 – Basic Mediation Training – Dispute Resolution Services – Los Angeles - 30 hrs.
1974 – J.D. – University of Southern California Law Center
1971 – A.B. – U.C.L.A.
1974 – California State Bar
1996 – Nevada State Bar
1974 – United States District Court, Central District of California
1975 - United States District Court, Northern District of California
1996 – Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Los Angeles County Bar Association
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Los Angeles Superior Court (Pro bono and party pay mediation panels; pro bono arbitration panel)
California Dispute Resolution Council
Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) - Founding Member
Los Angeles Mediators
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
2012 - 2014 - Inclusion in "Southern California Super Lawyers"
2005 - Regional Representation in Mediation Competition – Mediator and Judge