Real Estate Mediation Center

Toni-Diane Donnet



Toni-Diane Donnet

Broker of Record: KW San Diego Central Coastal
Attorney: Gruber & Donnet, APLC, Shareholder
DRE# 01848593/SBN 120623


Broker of Record for Keller Williams San Diego Central Coastal, Commercial Broker, KW Commercial; and Attorney Shareholder, Gruber & Donnet APLC.

Work History

Litigator 1985 – 2007, specializing in Consumer Fraud; Shareholder, Gruber & Donnet APLC, 2000-present; Shareholder, Toni-Diane Donnet APC, 1985-1999; Owner/Creator COVER YOUR AD, an online legal compliance advertising tool, 1999-2005; Author, YOUR LEGAL RIGHT, a bimonthly column in the San Diego Union Tribune 3/2000-11/2007; Superior Court Mediator Panel: 1996 through 2007; American Arbitration Association Panelist for Mediation and Arbitration from 2006 through 2009; Commercial Broker 2008 – present; Broker of Record San Diego Keller Williams Central Coastal, November 2011 to present.

Broker Experience

Commercial broker with KW Commercial. Focus is on off market assets for investors, land development, hotels, and commercial leases. Since 2011, involved in international hospitality assets.

Broker of Record for San Diego Keller Williams Central Coastal. As of October 2013, the office has about eighty agents and brokers whose escrows and files are reviewed and overseen regularly, to ensure full compliance with State requirements and laws.

Attorney Experience

Trial Attorney from 1985 through 2007. Trial focus was on consumer litigation. Specialized in deceptive business practices under a variety of consumer statutes, as well as personal injury and medical malpractice defense.

ADR/Mediation and Arbitration

Between 1992 and 1994, trained and mediated claims for the San Diego Mediation Center, now NCRC. Became a member of the San Diego Superior Court Mediation Panel in 1996 and mediated dozens of litigation matters involving deceptive practices, warranty, leasing, vehicle purchases, and personal injury until and through 2007. From 2000 to 2003, served on the Kaiser Permanente Arbitration Panel for medical malpractice claims. Between 2006 and 2009, served as a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Additional Expertise

Between 1999 and 2005, created Cover Your Ad, an online advertising compliance tool for California newspapers to use when creating and printing automobile dealership advertisements. Cover Your Ad incorporated all state and federal advertising laws. It dissolved with the passage of Proposition 64.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Training AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2006; Pepperdine University, Straus Institute, Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy Skills, 2001; Pepperdine University, Straus Institute, Masters Program, 1996 – 1997; San Diego Mediation Center, Mediation Training, 1992-94.

Professional Licenses

California State Bar: 1985; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985; U.S. Supreme Court, 2005; NAR Certification June 2013; Mediation Certification Training 1992-1994; California Real Estate Broker July 15, 2008. Licensed Broker of Record, San Diego Keller Williams Central Coastal, November 15, 2011- present.

Professional Associations

San Diego Association of Realtors; California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Keller Williams Commercial, Keller Williams International; National Association of Women Realtors; Women’s Council of Realtors, San Diego, and member of California State Bar. Former membership: American Bar Association; National Consumer Law Center; Lawyer’s Club, San Diego, Paralegal Advisory Board Member, Community College District, 1997-2012 Children At Risk Program


University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; Thomas Jefferson School of Law (JD, with honors-1985), Pepperdine School of Law, Strauss Institute 1996-1997, Masters Program in Mediation. Certified Negotiator, Strauss Institute. NAR Certified June 2013. San Diego Mediation Center 1992- 1994.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

“Your Legal Right,” bimonthly column, San Diego Union Tribune, March 2000- November 2007; Editor, Vehicle Purchasing and Warranty Laws, READERS DIGEST CARBOOK, 1996; COVER YOUR AD, online advertising compliance tool, 1999-2005; MCLE instructor for the State Bar of California; Risk Management SDAR October 2013.


United States of America


San Diego Country, California