Elliot Kanter - Kanter Ostler Mediation & Dispute Resolution

Elliot Kanter
Kanter Ostler Mediation & Dispute Resolution
2445 Fifth Avenue, #350
San Diego, CA 92101


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Elliot Kanter
Kanter Ostler Mediation & Dispute Resolution

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Attorney Elliott Kanter has nearly 40 years combined experience in the practice of law and conflict resolution. As a civil litigation and criminal defense attorney, he has represented clients in a wide variety of complex legal matters. Elliott understands the nuances each case brings and he has the skills and proven track record to resolve these matters. It’s this experience that has convinced Elliott of the power of conflict resolution. The legal system is adversarial. Parties enter the courtroom “prepared to do battle.” Elliott believes that cooperative negotiation is more likely to produce favorable results.

Elliott has partnered with Leticia Ostler to resolve disputes and legal issues through mediation. Together, Elliott and Leticia are prepared to serve more Californians with their proven dispute resolution methods.


Mediator – Kanter Ostler Mediation & Conflict Resolution, San Diego, California

Mediation Areas of Expertise:

  • Personal Injury – Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Catastrophic Injuries (auto, bicycle, motorcycle, truck, aviation, train, pedestrian, slip-and-falls, defective products, dog bites, elder abuse, assault and battery, sexual abuse, hospital and nursing home neglect, police misconduct)
  • Business/Commercial – Breach of Contract, Contract Disputes, Partnership Dissolution, Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Employment – Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination (national origin, age, religion, gender, race, pregnancy, harassment, hostile work environment, disability)
  • Real Estate – HOA, Lease, Buy/Sell Agreements, Insurance Disputes
  • Family – Property Division
  • Education – Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Bullying, Sexual Abuse, Assault and Battery

Owner – Law Office of Elliott Kanter, APC, San Diego, California

Areas of Practice:

  • Civil Litigation – Personal Injury, (auto, bicycle, motorcycle, truck, pedestrian, slip-and-falls, defective products, dog bites, elder abuse), Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries, Brain Injuries, Wrongful Death and more
  • Civil Disputes – Business, Contracts, Real Estate, Employment, Education, Restraining Orders and more
  • Criminal Defense – Drug Offenses, DUI, Sex Offenses, Assault and Battery, Probation Violations, Expungements and more

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • The State Bar of California
  • Supreme Court of the State of California

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Mediation and Dispute Resolution Training:

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation Skills Training – NCRC
  • MCLE 


  • Juris Doctorate, Nominated Law Review, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Pittsburgh


  • California Western School of Law, Guest Speaker
  • San Diego State University, Business Law and Accounting Review Course, Lecturer
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Academic Tutor
  • ThomasJefferson School of Law, Legal Research and Writing, Teaching Assistant
  • Sales Management Trainer

Honors & Awards

  • “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated,” Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Top Lawyer,” San Diego Magazine

Community Service:

  • ARC
  • Father Joe’s Villages
  • Judge Pro Tem, San Diego Superior Court
  • Moot Court Judge (USD School of Law, California Western School of Law)