Bret Geckeler

Bret Geckeler

Full-time mediator with experience mediating Bakersfield & LA litigation.
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • California
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Bret is in the business of getting the best effort from everyone at the negotiating table. His litigation experience on both sides of the courtroom combined with his straight-shooting mediation style will put your path to settlement front-and-center.

Before starting his full-time mediation practice, Bret Geckeler completed a formal practicum of mediation skills training, mediated dozens of cases in Los Angeles Superior Court, and undertook a mediation-clerkship with master mediator, Howard Broadman (Ret.) where he helped successfully mediate dozens of matters across the San Joaquin Valley. Bret’s mediation experience includes personal injury, wrongful termination, PAGA, medical malpractice, landlord-tenant, contract disputes, wage and hour, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and probate cases. Bret is a member of the Southern California Mediation Association.

His prior experience as an attorney includes work with the world's foremost litigators on the most complex legal issues. While an attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP, Bret helped litigate securities law, shareholder derivative, white-collar, and multidistrict litigation matters. His pro bono work earned recognition from the firm and the California Innocence Project. Bret also has represented individual plaintiffs at every stage of the litigation process, including jury trial.

Bret and his wife have deep ties to the San Joaquin Valley where they both grew up.

Practice Area
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 308004
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 308004
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New Ways for Mediation
High Conflict Institute
Mediating Commercial and Litigated Cases
American Institute of Mediation
Basic Mediation Skills Training
OC Human Relations
Websites & Blogs
Bret Geckeler | Mediator from Bakersfield for Litigation Settlement Discussions
Contact & Map
Bret Geckeler Mediator
6077 Coffee Rd., Ste. 4
No. 1033
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Telephone: (661) 205-5106