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Eugene Haydu has been a licensed attorney in California for more than thirty years. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for ten years as a journeyman carpenter in commercial construction including work while in law school. For nearly twenty years he operated a boutique law firm specializing in construction defect litigation, Mobile Home Residency Law and real estate fraud. Mr. Haydu is uniquely qualified to mediate cases as he has worked as both a plaintiff and a defense lawyer. For six years he worked as insurance defense panel counsel representing contractors. He also has decades of experience representing the interest of homeowner associations, commercial businesses, individuals, developers, contractors and building designers.

Experience in the art of mediation has come primarily from Mr. Haydu’s practice as a lawyer representing clients. Over the years he has acted as an advocate for his clients in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He has acted as a mediator for El Dorado County Superior Court as a judge pro tem, and he has worked with a variety of mediators in his years as an advocate for his clients.

In preparation for becoming a full-time mediator, Mr. Haydu completed a forty-hour certificate program with the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. This nationally ranked program is presented by the Caruso School of Law at Pepperdine University. The training was provided by a pre-eminent faculty of nationally known mediators who worked with the participants in an interactive program.


  • All types of construction disputes, including commercial and residential, single family and multi-family housing.
  • Real estate transactional disputes involving claims of misrepresentation and real estate broker liability.
  • Landlord tenant disputes, especially involving the Mobile Home Residency Law.

Professional Experience

  • Law Office of Eugene P. Haydu (2002 to 2020)
  • Berding & Weil, LLP, Partner (1996 to 2002)
  • Berding & Weil, LLP, Associate (1994 to 1996)
  • Boornazian, Jensen & Garthe, Associate (1992-1994)
  • Clapp, Moroney, Davis & Vucinich, Associate (1989 to 1992)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • JD Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA (1987)
  • BA University of Washington, Seattle, WA (1976)
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Sacramento Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA)
  • Panel judge for National Ethics Trial Competition (2019 and 2021)

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