Frank Cronin, Esq.


In addition to having litigated employment disputes Frank Cronin has been actively involved in alternative dispute resolution since 1976 including but not limited to:

  • 100+ Mediations as advocate
  • 30+ Arbitrations as advocate in matters of wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination: age, sex, gender, race; sexual harassment, whistle blower & retaliation, trade secret appropriation, wage & hour, overtime, commission & salary base, etc. 
  • Disputes between automobile manufacturers and automobile dealerships, i.e., flooring, financing, dealership v. dealership, and dealership v. employee, etc. 
  • Orange County Superior Court appointed Mediator 20+ cases to date
  • A.A.A. appointed neutral single Arbitrator 12 cases to date.  


  • Boston College, A.B. cum laude 1966
  • Boston College Law School, J.D. 1971
  • University of California Irvine Mediation Certificate 2007
  • American Arbitration Association Certification 2012
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Arbitration Certificate 2014


  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, trial attorney 1971-76
  • Mexican-American Legal Defense Education Fund, Asst. Gen. Counsel 1976-78
  • Jackson Lewis, partner employment department, Los Angeles 1986-1996
  • Snell & Wilmer, partner, employment, state & federal litigation 1996-2015
  • CA State Bar labor & employment section, MCLE Arbitration Lecturer
  • Orange County Bar Association, labor & employment section
  • Orange County Superior Court qualified DRFA
  • “Myths and Facts of Employment Arbitration” author 2009

Travel: Southern California, Northern California, References upon request.