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The AMCC Difference

The AMCC Difference

Easy, effective and efficient... the true alternative to ligitation and cumbersome ADR rules programs.

AMCC professionals possess exceptional technical expertise in their specific field which translates into accurate awards and settlements.

Gidon Vardi, PhD

Mediator, Arbitrator, IC2071 Appraiser

Since 1993, Dr. Vardi has spent hundreds of hours as an ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) professional, resolving a wide range of cases involving construction and insurance related disputes, from simple single family homes to the complex multi-million dollar Hollywood Boulevard subway construction sinkhole project. As an ADR professional, he has served as a party appointed appraiser (Arbitrator) and neutral umpire in more than three hundred claims in matters relating to California Insurance Code §2071 appraisals and the State of Colorado Insurance Appraisal provision. Dr. Vardi’s vast experience includes a variety of conflicts, including business, insurance (property and casualty), neighbor-to-neighbor, labor, construction defect, real estate and other disputes where the parties need rapid and balanced conclusion to their discord. Trained by top professionals, with mediation certificates from UCLA Extension and Pepperdine, and a continuing interest and self-education in the area of dispute resolution, he has earned high marks from his colleagues. As a leader in the area of insurance dispute resolution he was co-founder and Chair of a California nonprofit corporation that promoted professional standards and continuing education in all areas of ADR.


1972 Long Beach City College, Associate of Science, Architectural Design
1974 California Polytechnic University, Pomona Construction Engineering, Urban Planning OSHA Certificate -; California Coast University, Bachelor of Science
1991 Business Administration; UCLA Extension, Mediation - Mediation Certificate
1997 UCLA Extension, Mediation - Fundamentals of Divorce Mediation Certificate
1998 Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Mediation Certificate
2001 California Coast University, Doctor of Philosophy

Licenses & Certifications

Contractors State License Board Arbitrator
ICC Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plan Examiner#1064803-21
ICC Certified Building Inspector #1064803-B5 and California Building Codes 1064803-K1
Licensed California Contractor No. 324138, (B, C-10, C-13, C-39, HIC) (Inactive)
Corporate California General Building Contractor’s License #806851 (B & HIC) (Active)
Licensed California Electrical Contractor - #806851, C-10 Classification (Active)
Licensed California Fencing Contractor - #806851, C-13 Classification (Active)
Licensed California Flooring Contractor - #806851, C-15 Classification (Active)
Licensed California Lathing & Plastering Contractor - #806851, C-35 Classification (Active)
Licensed California Roofing Contractor - #806851, C-39 Classification (Active)
Licensed California Tile (Mosaic and Stone) Contractor - #806851, C-54 Classification (Active)
Licensed California Independent Insurance Adjuster #2C21206 (Active)
Licensed Arizona Building Contractor - #133192, B Classification (Inactive)
U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA certified GPO 865-164
Board Certified Forensic Examiner - No. 2649
Fellow, American Board of Forensic Examiners
Author, Lecturer

Current Memberships & Affiliations

Member, International Code Council (ICC) (Formally ICBO) Member Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners Member American Board of Engineering and Technology Member National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)