Board Members


Andre Hassid

Director, Mediator

670 Augusta Drive
Moraga, CA 94556

André Hassid has over 30 years experience in the practice of law representing plaintiffs and defendants, policy holders and insurers. He is a neutral who regularly serves as Judge Pro Tem for the Sacramento Superior Court. He serves on the Mediation Panels for the California Court of Appeals in the First and Third Appellate Districts.
He has served as an arbitrator in 15 cases and as mediator in over 70 cases. About 30 of these involved insurance coverage and insurance bad faith disputes. He has also served as a mediator in disputes involving trade secrets, construction defects, personal injury, wrongful termination, and business litigation. In addition, he has participated in approximately 100 mediations as an attorney. Mr. Hassid received professional mediation training and a certificate from the University of California, Berkeley extension (2003). He also received professional training in the Dana Curtis Mediation Program (2008).. He has substantial experience in the following areas:
• Insurance Coverage Disputes
• Bad Faith Litigation
• Workers Compensation Coverage and Bad Faith disputes.
• Directors and Officers Insurance
• Errors and Omissions Coverage
• Construction Defects Litigation
• Personal Injury
• Reinsurance Disputes
• Property Damage Claims
• Employer-Employee Litigation
• Subrogation Disputes
Mr. Hassid is certified as an Arbitrator and Mediator by ARIAS. He has handled several reinsurance disputes involving Lloyd’s of London, including litigated matters.
Mr. Hassid worked for Industrial Indemnity Company for 17 years. As Vice-President at Industrial Indemnity Company he managed its Coverage Law Department.
Mr. Hassid has extensive experience in appellate court matters, including published opinions in Bank of the West v. Superior Court (1992) 2 Cal.4th 1254; La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club v. Industrial Indemnity (1994) 9 Cal.4th 27; Ruiz v. Cabrera (2002) 98 Cal. App. 4th 1198 and Stephenson v. Argonaut Ins. Co. (2004) 125 Cal. App. 4th 962.
Juris Doctor 1975, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 1972, University of California at Berkeley.