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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Arbitration Family Law Mediation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Trademark Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Labor Law - Union Arbitration Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Construction Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Rosenberg, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mediation Litigation - Bankruptcy Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management Arbitration Employment Law - Management Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Patent Law Mass Tort Litigation Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Product Liability Litigation Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Construction Education Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Government Contracts Mediation Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Construction Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Arbitration Animal Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Mediation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Trusts and Estates Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Commercial Litigation Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Construction Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Mediation Corporate Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Arbitration Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Mediation Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Mediation Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Technology Law Trademark Law Franchise Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Appellate Practice Mediation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
Steven M. Bierman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Steven M. Bierman

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Mediation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Labor Law - Management Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
David M. Bizar was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David M. Bizar

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Consumer Law Arbitration Litigation - Bankruptcy Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Banking and Finance Law Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mediation Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denton, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Family Law Mediation Family Law Family Law: Arbitration and Mediation Family Law Arbitration Family Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Civil Rights Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Insurance Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Westfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Arbitration Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Mediation Education Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Mediation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction Construction Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mediation Arbitration Food and Beverage Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Family Law Litigation - Securities Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate Employment Law - Individuals Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Arbitration Mediation Family Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Trusts and Estates Media Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mediation Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration Commercial Litigation Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Derivatives and Futures Law Litigation - Securities Arbitration Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Securities / Capital Markets Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Real Estate Mediation Qui Tam Law Arbitration Antitrust Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Civil Rights Law Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mediation Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Timber Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Financial Services Regulation Law Antitrust Law Gaming Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Mediation Mergers and Acquisitions Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Elder Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Arbitration Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Mediation Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Food and Beverage Law Mediation Arbitration Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mediation Litigation - Environmental Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Arbitration Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Construction Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Employment Law - Management Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Transportation Law Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Copyright Law Litigation - Securities Trade Secrets Law Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property Mediation Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Corporate Governance Law Mediation Litigation - Intellectual Property Arbitration Litigation - Banking and Finance Privacy and Data Security Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Transportation Law Railroad Law Litigation - Environmental Admiralty and Maritime Law Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Insurance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado Westminster, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Family Law Mediation Family Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Hamburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Mediation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Arbitration Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation Construction Law Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Family Law Mediation Litigation - Construction Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Columbus, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Construction Law Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland Washington, District of Columbia Washington, District of Columbia Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Arbitration Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Family Law Mediation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mediation Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Transportation Law Arbitration Food and Beverage Law Construction Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mediation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
Greg David Derin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Greg David Derin

Greg David Derin
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Mediation Arbitration International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Insurance Mediation Labor Law - Union Employment Law - Management Insurance Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Equipment Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Trade Secrets Law Qui Tam Law Arbitration Government Contracts Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    North Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Mediation Government Contracts Arbitration Litigation - Municipal Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Arbitration Corporate Law Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Mediation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Construction Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Agriculture Law Mediation Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Arbitration Family Law Mediation Arbitration Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Mediation Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Mediation International Trade and Finance Law Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Bankruptcy Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
David B. Ezra was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David B. Ezra

Berger Kahn , ALC
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Labor Law - Union Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Labor and Employment Arbitration Employment Law - Management Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Trusts and Estates Mediation Labor Law - Management Arbitration Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    New London, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Family Law Arbitration Family Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Information Technology Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Family Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mediation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Construction Law Litigation - Construction Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Government Contracts Insurance Law Mediation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Appellate Practice Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Mediation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Contracts
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Mediation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Construction Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Mediation Family Law Arbitration Family Law
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Richard A. Friedlander was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Richard A. Friedlander

Lang & Klain, P.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Construction Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law Mediation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Arbitration Mediation Workers' Compensation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Arbitration Employment Law - Individuals
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David H. Gibbs was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David H. Gibbs

David H. GIbbs
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Mediation Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Mediation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Mediation Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Arbitration Construction Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Mediation Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Mediation Commercial Litigation Arbitration Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Arbitration Mediation Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Arbitration Banking and Finance Law Mediation Litigation - Securities Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mass Tort Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Securities Construction Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Bankruptcy Insurance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Litigation - Banking and Finance Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

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Practice Area Definition

Mediation Definition

Mediation is a consensus-driven process for resolving disputes prior to litigation or anywhere along the life of a lawsuit.  Unlike trials and arbitration, success in mediation depends entirely upon the parties agreeing.  Hence, clients have greater control over their own fate as well as the ability to craft solutions that a court, arbitrator or jury may not be able to compel. Thus, while clients are usually represented by counsel in mediation, clients often actively engage in the mediation dialogue and designing possible solutions.

Some court programs direct parties to mediate and choose the mediator as well.  However, parties remain free to either reach an accord or continue with their dispute. 

Beyond court-sponsored programs, the mediation process begins when adversaries agree to mediate and agree upon a neutral.  Here, the choices and considerations are many.  Prior legal or judicial experience, business acumen and subject matter expertise may matter, along with the mediator’s record and interpersonal skills.  Because mediation success requires consensus, a mediator’s effectiveness is often tied to her or his ability to help everyone weigh realistic options and tradeoffs as much as forecasting the outcome of an uncertain litigation path.

In most jurisdictions, mediators need not be licensed attorneys, as they neither act as attorneys nor provide legal advice.  However, some advocates prefer an attorney mediator to help assess the risks and rewards of litigating further.  Sources of information about mediator candidates include referrals and references, articles and profiles, the mediator’s website, and direct calls with the mediator about their background and approach.

Court rules typically prohibit disclosing statements made and information shared during the mediation process in the underlying litigation.  These rules allow the parties to speak candidly and eliminate misunderstandings as to core facts and interests.  Hence, even short of a full resolution immediately, mediation allows everyone to substantially narrow the scope of most disputes before the parties incur significant sunk costs (both direct and indirect costs of litigating) and alternatives evaporate.  Accordingly, many counsel and clients are mediating sooner in the life of a dispute in order to capitalize on these opportunities.

Mediation is a consensus-driven process for resolving disputes prior to litigation or anywhere along the life of a lawsuit.  Unlike trials and arbitration, success in mediation depends entirely upon the parties agreeing.  Hence, clients have greater control over their own fate as well as the ability to craft solutions that a court, arbitrator or jury may not be able to compel. Thus, while clients are usually represented by counsel in mediation, clients often actively engage in the mediation dialogue and designing possible solutions.

Some court programs direct parties to mediate and choose the mediator as well.  However, parties remain free to either reach an accord or continue with their dispute. 

Beyond court-sponsored programs, the mediation process begins when adversaries agree to mediate and agree upon a neutral.  Here, the choices and considerations are many.  Prior legal or judicial experience, business acumen and subject matter expertise may matter, along with the mediator’s record and interpersonal skills.  Because mediation success requires consensus, a mediator’s effectiveness is often tied to her or his ability to help everyone weigh realistic options and tradeoffs as much as forecasting the outcome of an uncertain litigation path.

In most jurisdictions, mediators need not be licensed attorneys, as they neither act as attorneys nor provide legal advice.  However, some advocates prefer an attorney mediator to help assess the risks and rewards of litigating further.  Sources of information about mediator candidates include referrals and references, articles and profiles, the mediator’s website, and direct calls with the mediator about their background and approach.

Court rules typically prohibit disclosing statements made and information shared during the mediation process in the underlying litigation.  These rules allow the parties to speak candidly and eliminate misunderstandings as to core facts and interests.  Hence, even short of a full resolution immediately, mediation allows everyone to substantially narrow the scope of most disputes before the parties incur significant sunk costs (both direct and indirect costs of litigating) and alternatives evaporate.  Accordingly, many counsel and clients are mediating sooner in the life of a dispute in order to capitalize on these opportunities.