Richard Livermore is an expert in dispute resolution. He is a retired Judge of the Superior Court of California, having served as a California Judicial officer from August, 1988, through December, 2016. His judicial service included pioneering work in the development of alternatives to incarceration for defendants in the grips of drug and alcohol dependency. Judge Livermore’s assignments included Criminal, Civil, Probate, Juvenile, Family and Collaborative Court calendars. He has taught at both the California Judges College and the National Judges College. Prior to his judicial service, he was a pioneer in the development of Mediation, Arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) practices throughout the United States at the Federal, State, and Local levels.