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Ken Malovos

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Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Ken Malovos Mediator and Arbitrator
3620 American River Drive, Suite 260
Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone: 916-304-0079
Fax: 916-974-8608
Email: Ken Malovos
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2011, 2014 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1970
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Ken Malovos has been practicing law for over 45 years and is now a full-time arbitrator and mediator, specializing in business disputes. He graduated from Stanford University and Hastings College of the Law and is AV-rated. Since 1988, he has served as a settlement judge and judicial arbitrator for the Sacramento County Superior Court. He serves on the Construction, Commercial, and Large Complex Case Arbitration panels and the Mediation panel for the American Arbitration Association. He is also an Arbitrator for the Public Works Contract Program for the State of California, Office of Administrative Hearings. He has been selected as a member of the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He is a Past President of the Sacramento County Bar Association and of Legal Services of Northern California. He is also a Fellow of the College of Commerical Arbitrators.

About Ken Malovos

First Admitted: 1970, California

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Author, Contempt of Court (novel), 2013; Author, Fatal Reunion (novel), 2015; Author, One Night In Amboise (novel), 2017.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President (1998-2001) and Board Member (1995-2001) of Legal Services of Northern California. Settlement Judge Pro Tem  and Judicial Arbitrator for Sacramento County Superior Court. Arbitrator of Attorney-Client Fee Disputes for Sacramento County Bar Association and California State Bar Association. Member, Judicial Evaluation Commission, California State Bar Association (2010-2013).

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President of the Sacramento County Bar Association (1994) and Member of the Bar Council (1988-1994); Past Chair of Sacramento County Bar Assosciation, Judicial Review Committee (1990-1993); Founding Chair of Construction Law Section, Sacramento County Bar Association; Current Chair of Sacramento County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Past Delegate to the American Bar Association (1995-1999). Past Master of the Bench (Emeritus), Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court. Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (2010 to the present).

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor of Law (Mediation), University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (2016); Faculty Member, Hasting College of the Law, College of Advocacy, Business Litigation Institute (1997-2000); Adjunct Professor of Law (Trial Practice), King Hall Law School, University of California, Davis (1981-1985).

Educational Background

  • Extensive Training through the American Arbitration Association in Arbitration and Mediation (1993 to present); Advanced Mediation Training, Steven Rosenberg (2004); Mediation Course, Institute for Conflict Management (2006).


  • Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (1986 to present);

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Corporate And Partnership Dissolution
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property And Malpractice
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Office Location for Ken Malovos

3620 American River Drive
Suite 260
Sacramento, CA 95864

Last Updated: 5/18/2022

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