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In-Person Mediation Location


The Ordway Building

Cynthia mediates in her offices in The Ordway Building, Suite 250 (2nd floor), in Oakland, California, or other location secured by the parties. The Ordway Building is located at the tip of pretty Lake Merritt, on the corner of 21st Street and Kaiser Plaza, a half-block from Harrison Street. The building sits on the same plaza as the Cathedral of Christ the Light.  (See pictures above and to the right, and a picture of our building, the lake and the cathedral at night on the Mediation Fees Page.)

As shown above, The Ordway Building is joined to a covered parking lot via a flyway over 21st Street. The flyway joins The Ordway’s second floor. See the Google street view of our building.

Please note that we are not in the curved building commonly referred to as the Kaiser Center, which is across 21st Street from The Ordway, on the corner of Harrison and 21st Street.

Driving Directions

If you are driving from San Francisco (take I-580 toward Hayward when getting off the Bay Bridge), Marin/Sacramento (take I-80/I-580, staying on I-580 toward Hayward) or Walnut Creek (via Hwy 24 to I-580), you can find us most easily by taking the Harrison Street exit off of I-580.  Stay on Harrison Street to 21st Street.  Turn right on 21st Street.

If you are coming west/north on I-580 from the Pleasanton direction, take the Grand Avenue exit toward downtown Oakland, staying on Grand Avenue to Harrison Street. Turn left on Harrison Street and immediately turn right on 21st Street.

If you are coming from the South Bay or the Oakland International Airport, you can exit I-880 at Broadway.  Stay on Broadway to 21st Street.  Turn right on 21st Street.


We are only a few blocks from the 19th Street Station of BART. Directions from BART.


We have uncovered parking directly in front of our building (pictured above right) that has a maximum charge of $30 per day.

We have covered parking across the street (pictured above top), which is connected by a flyway over 21st Street that comes directly into the 2nd floor of The Ordway Building straight to our Suite 250. The covered lot tops out at $28, although it sometimes offers an early-bird discount for arrival before 9:00 a.m.. If you find no open spaces in the covered lot, they offer a Valet parking service at no additional charge. Access the Valet from Level A. This lot closes at 11:45 pm.

The uncovered parking lots allow you to stay as long as you like without being locked in after a certain hour.