Joseph J. Nardulli, Esq.

Arbitrator & Mediator


  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1970
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. 1973
  • Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution Mediation Certificate, 2002
  • Numerous A.D.R. seminars offered through CEB and the Los Angeles Superior Court

Private Practice

  • Law Offices of Joseph J. Nardulli; Nardulli and Rhodes; Nardulli, Rhodes, Karlin and Stark, partner, real estate and business litigation 1974-1986
  • Morinello, Barone, Holden and Nardulli, partner, real estate and business litigation 1986-1990
  • Saxon, Dean, Mason, Brewer and Kincannon, partner, real estate litigation and business litigation, large banking clientele 1990-1993
  • Lewis D’Amato, Brisbois and Bisgaard, partner, real estate and business litigation 1993-1995
  • Arter & Hadden, LLP, partner chair of the litigation department for the Orange County office of a national law firm, real estate and business litigation 1995-2000
  • Law Offices of Joseph J. Nardulli,  real estate and business litigation 2000-present
  • Admitted to practice: State Bar of California, Federal District Courts within California, and the Supreme Court of the United States


Mr. Nardulli has specialized in real estate and business litigation cases for the last 43 years.  

Real Estate: he has litigated, mediated and arbitrated cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, broker non-disclosure, breach of contract, specific performance, breach of lease agreements, express and proscriptive easements, boundary disputes and qualified as an expert in the Superior Court of California in the area of the standard of care in real estate litigation.

Business Disputes: He has litigated, mediated and arbitrated corporate shareholder disputes, application of the business judgment rule, directors’ and officers’ liability, commercial contractual disputes, business fraud, and unfair competition cases, protection of trade secrets, confidential and proprietary information, business raiding, and covenants not to compete.

Mediations: he is well known for his thorough preparation for mediations, and his ability to accurately identify the dominant issues to be addressed and resolved in order to obtain a negotiated settlement.  He has the ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a case in a manner which is respectful to the parties and is geared to finding creative solutions.  

His patient demeanor makes him an ideal candidate for dealing with particularly difficult clients or particularly contentious litigation. 

Arbitrations: he permits and liberal issue development and party involvement. Mr. Nardulli conducts his arbitrations consistent with the rules of evidence and code of civil procedure. 

He believes awards must be consistent with existing law applied to presented facts.

He has been a J.D.R. neutral panel member since 2006.