Real Estate Mediation Center

Robert H Flynn, Esq.

Robert H Flynn, Esq.

Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator, REALTOR®
7825 Fay Ave #200,
San Diego, CA 92037
Tel: (858) 775-3079

Legal & Adr Experience

Trial lawyer representing insurers, self-insurers, defendants, plaintiffs and claimants in MA.* The cases included real estate case; professional negligence and E & O cases including legal malpractice, real estate brokers and agents, engineers, contractors and architects; and construction cases. Many cases tried to verdicts as reflected by 15+ reported appellate decisions before the MA Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Appeals Court, USCA 1st Circuit.

Law Firms

Flynn Law Firm, PC, 2002 –present; Fay, Flynn & Fay, PC, 1982–2002; Hale, Sanderson, Byrnes & Morton, 1973–1982.


Boston College, AB, History, 1970; Boston College Law School, JD, 1973; Staff, Boston College Industrial & Commercial Law Review.


AV rated Martindale Hubbell; Super Lawyer Designations 2009, 2011 – 2012, 2014 – 2020; Perfect 10 rating AVVO.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the following Bars: Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1973; United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1977; United States District Court, Massachusetts, 1975; United States Supreme Court, 1995. Professional Associations American Bar Association (past Tort & Insurance Practice Section, Law Practice Committee Chair); San Diego County Bar Association (Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section); North County Bar Association; National Association of Realtors; California Association of Realtors; San Diego Association of Realtors. Past Member DRI, ATLA, IADC, Mass Defense Lawyers Association, Mass Academy of Trial Attorneys.

ADR Training

Trained as a Mediator, September 1999; AAA’s Commercial Arbitrator Training, 2000; AAA’s “Managing your First Arbitration”, 2010 and 2011; 7th Annual ABA Dispute Resolution Section “Arbitration Training Institute”, 2012; ABA Dispute Resolution Section 10th Annual “Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, 2012.

Court appointed in Suffolk, Worcester and Middlesex Superior Courts of Massachusetts as arbitrator and discovery master; American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator and Mediator Commercial Panels (1999 -2001, re-appointed in 2020); Massachusetts Dispute Resolution (2011 to present) panels; and Panelist, Weber Dispute Resolution, Solana Beach 2020.

Mediated 30-plus cases in real estate, probate/trust, tort, construction, general liability and business before moving to CA in 2014 to open a family real estate business.

Real Estate Experience

Licensed as a broker in Massachusetts in 1976 (#94484, exp’d 2016). Licensed as a salesperson in California 03/04/2015 #01905908. SRES Designation. Brokers: Keller Williams, Carmel Valley 2015-2016; Spectrum Homes, Inc. 2016-2020; HomeSmart West, 2020 – currently.

ADR Philosphy

I take a practical approach based on experience. Having waited so often for jury to return verdicts leads me to appreciate the interplay of practical and emotional needs of lawyers and their clients looking to resolve a dispute. I’m actively listening, asking questions intended to identify risks to both side and sharing views based on experience when appropriate. I’m facilitative at the outset saving evaluative thoughts or comments until parties ask for guidance towards the end of a mediation process. *Not practicing law in CA.