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Robert Christopher's book, JustRight is an innovative approach to conflict resolution.

Available NOW on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org,
or in local bookstores.

The civil justice system is broken. And it’s time we fix it.

I’ve developed a way to cut through the mess and resolve civil disputes in a more efficient, less costly manner.


NDR, Neutral-Driven Resolution, is a method I developed after a 40-year career in business and law to take the stress, headaches, and high cost out of settling business and other disputes. I’ve laid out a clear and compelling case for why and how anyone can use the NDR process to get real justice in resolving disputes—without expensive legal battles.


Read this book and join me in spreading the word about this simple and practical path to civil justice—without the stress, distractions, and absurd cost of our current system.



“… a compelling and innovative new way to resolve conflicts, one that avoids wasted time, scorched-earth tactics, and crushing legal fees.”

Philip K. Howard, author The Death of Common Sense; founder, Common Good


“A book for everyone who lives and works in the real world of commerce and contracts.”

Dominique Black, CEO, Advanced Software Talent, LLC


“Rob Christopher has got it correct. This book gives real insight into how we should approach any dispute that lawyers handle on behalf of clients.”

Guy O. Kornblum, PLC, litigation specialist; author of Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement


“Just Right illustrates the importance and need for a common sense approach to settling legal disputes. It provides the key to settling any legal issue or business disagreement through simplicity and a common sense focus on resolution. Rob Christopher lays out Just the Right approach and blueprint for achieving a fair and economical resolution for both parties.”

Frank York, CEO, WL Butler Construction


“Just Right is a brilliant primer on an innovative approach all can use to deter and resolve common legal disputes at affordable costs in money, time, and peace of mind. Rob Christopher delivers not just a compelling case for better process and outcomes, but practical insights, examples, and resources for how to get both. An insightful must read for all who have felt the bite of over-expensive, unnecessary lawsuits and have yearned for a better solution.”

Sharon Reeves, President – Photoflex, Inc.


“This important book by Rob Christopher hits the proverbial nail on the head. While Just Right is engaging and insightful, its real value is in providing a fair and practical approach to conflict resolution that delivers real justice while saving everyone time and money. Our legal system is slow, cumbersome, and inefficient for most disputes. Just Right is a must read for anyone who seeks to reduce risks for their company. At last, we now have a process that provides business owners a path forward to focus on their business—by quickly resolving disputes outside of a broken system.”

Jon W. Ball, Executive Vice President, Hensel Phelps (ret.)


“Rob Christopher has brilliantly and creatively brought clarity, logic, compassion, and a real solution to an immense and common problem in American civil justice. Having suffered the impacts of disputes that spiral into costly irrational litigation, I wish I had known of Rob and the NDR technique earlier in my career. If you want to reduce costs and legal risks in your company, read this book!”

Ofir Baharav, CEO, Power Breezer


“If you’re considering litigation or there’s a chance you will be faced with a dispute that might spiral to a legal situation, read this book first. Rob Christopher provides an insider view of the insanity of the US legal system and offers practical alternatives to save you time, money, and peace of mind.”

Tamara B. Pow, Managing Partner, Strategy Law LLP


“Rob Christopher’s concept of Neutral Driven Resolution is based on his unique experience across the spectrum of the modern American civil justice system. From the boardroom to the courtroom, Rob has seen, done, and experienced everything in the realm of business disputes. With Just Right, he offers a real, practical solution to a major problem for any business owner. This is a must read for any executive, legal department, or risk manager looking for a way to lower legal costs and achieve a sound result to any business dispute. Just Right nails it.”

Richard O. McDonald, Shareholder, Hopkins & Carley


“Finally, it’s here!! As a former CEO and after serving over 22 years as a CEO Coach and Silicon Valley Business Advisor, I know that if you stay in business long enough, you will be sued. As a result, this book is the answer we’ve all been waiting for. . . . Just Right is an insightful and innovative approach any leader can use to deter and resolve common legal disputes at an appropriate and equitable level! Rob Christopher delivers not just a compelling case for a better process, but practical advice, clear examples, and specific resources for how to get the job done and the outcome right.”

Lance J. Descourouez, Master Chair with Vistage International


“The NDR process described in Just Right has saved me thousands of dollars and much time resolving disputes that were headed toward legal action. By using the NDR process, we spent our time focused on growing our business, not battling frivolous, frustrating and costly lawsuits. If you have faced disputes or frustrating lengthy legal battles, this book is a must read.”

Bryan Hoadley, CEO Podium Advisors


“During my forty years as a lawyer, I’ve experienced first-hand the impact of a legal system that’s structured to work for the big and wealthy, but not for the average person with a simple dispute. Change is necessary, and Just Right provides an important step in that direction. Insightful, clear, and innovative, the solutions offered in Just Right are what attorneys and individuals need to move beyond the current sclerotic system. It should be mandatory reading for everyone in the legal system and for anyone who may be faced with a dispute or legal situation.”

Robert Sloss, Partner, Procopio


  • Passionate about building and keeping long term relationships with partners, customers, suppliers, contractors, employees, and others
  • A business owner, executive, entrepreneur, or corporate general counsel
  • An attorney committed to your clients’ best overall interests and net outcomes
  • Anyone who wants a fair and practical approach to conflict resolution that delivers real justice while saving everyone time, money, and peace of mind


Rob Christopher is an AV Preeminent rated litigation and trial attorney who served as Northern California Managing Partner of international law firm Coudert Brothers and later litigation Counsel with Bay Area law firm Hopkins & Carley. Currently, he is General Counsel of his family’s farming business, Christopher Ranch LLC, and Founder and Managing Director of independent neutral service Just Resolve LLC.

Rob earned his JD at the University of California at Davis, and an AB with Honors in Economics at Stanford University. He has also been a mediator, arbitrator, and settlement judge in California superior court cases and is admitted to practice before numerous federal district and appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

READ THE BOOK NOW: Available as a paperback, e-Book, and Audiobook

Speaking Engagements

March 28th, 2022
UC Davis School of Law

April 14th, 2022
Booksmart: Meet the Author

May 24th, 2022
Hopkins Carley Law, San Jose