Chicago Bar Mediation Service
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Judge Thomas Mulroy, Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Mediation Service

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Select from the mediators listed below and forward your selection to the Mediation Service Administrator. Further mediation procedures are outlined here.

Michael Alkaraki

Michael Alkaraki

Michael Alkaraki is a partner and trial lawyer at Leahy Hoste Alkaraki, where he represents plaintiffs in cases of catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability and wrongful death. He...
Mr. Robert Berliner Jr.

Mr. Robert Berliner Jr.

Mr. Berliner is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and served in the US Navy as an officer on a nuclear submarine. He began practicing law with...
Fitzgerald ("Jerry") Bramwell

Fitzgerald ("Jerry") Bramwell

Mr. Bramwell is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin School of Law in Madison, Wisconsin, Columbia University in the City of New York, and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts....
Thomas P. Burke

Thomas P. Burke

For the past 15+ years, my practice has focused on trucking and transportation litigation. I have been Illinois counsel for a major national trucking company for about 25 years, and...
Alejandro Caffarelli

Alejandro Caffarelli

Mr. Caffarelli has been practicing labor and employment law exclusively for over 20 years, and is the former President of the Illinois chapter of the National Employment Lawyers’ Association. Having...
Edward Casmere

Edward Casmere

Edward Casmere has been negotiating, litigating, and trying cases in complex commercial litigation, product liability, mass/toxic tort, and environmental litigation for approximately 20 years across the United States. He has...
William F. Conlon

William F. Conlon

William F. Conlon is a retired partner of Sidley Austin LLP. Immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the University...
Daniel Cotter

Daniel Cotter

I am a lawyer who has practiced in both the inhouse setting and in private practice, with a broad background and experience in a variety of areas, including IT and...
Mr William Cunningham

Mr William Cunningham

I have practiced as a Trial Lawyer for 48 years. In That time I have tried over 125 cases to verdict most of which were complex cases involving Professional Negligence...
Katheryn M. Dutenhaver

Katheryn M. Dutenhaver

Professor Katheryn M. Dutenhaver has been teaching at DePaul College of Law since1974 and has served as Associate Dean and Acting Dean. Her courses have been primarily in the areas...
Nina Fain

Nina Fain

Having been among the first African Americans and women to become a partner in major law firms in Chicago, Nina Fain is a lawyer with a unique background. Fain has...
Mr. Paul Festenstein

Mr. Paul Festenstein

As a practicing attorney for both defense and plaintiffs' cases over forty years, I have developed a reputation in the industry as an attorney who is a straight shooter and...
Robert Fioretti

Robert Fioretti

Bob Fioretti is a seasoned litigator & certified mediator bringing his clients a diverse range of legal experience. He has handled cases in complex litigation & governmental law, many of...
Jack Fleming

Jack Fleming

The Honorable John Fleming is a retired Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. A graduate of DePaul College of Law, Judge Fleming practiced civil, criminal and administrative...
Peter Flynn

Peter Flynn

The Honorable Peter Flynn is a retired Judge of the Circuit Court, Cook County Illinois. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, and he practiced civil...
Teresa F. Frisbie

Teresa F. Frisbie

Teresa Frisbie has been involved in alternative dispute resolution for more than two decades. Named the 2018 Mediator of the Year by the Association for Conflict Resolution, Chicago, and both...
Brian Gold

Brian Gold

Brian Gold began his mediation practice after 35 years of private practice, with the last 27 years as a partner with Sidley Austin LLP. He recently resumed practicing law as...
Lawrence Gosewisch

Lawrence Gosewisch

I have practiced law in Illinois for over 37 years with a concentration on complex commercial litigation, including claims relating to: breach of fiduciary duty against directors and officers on...
William Gotfryd

William Gotfryd

I believe in a thorough, open, but guided mediation process. I believe in constant engagement on the issues in the dispute, but also the impediments to the parties resolving their...
Louise Gross

Louise Gross

As an attorney for the federal government, I have been actively involved in conflict resolution for more than four decades. With the goal of learning more about the effective management...
Ann Hagerty

Ann Hagerty

My 25-year legal career has encompassed a broad range of roles in both the public and private legal sectors. I worked for 6 years as a Cook County Assistant State's...
Hon. Russ W. Hartigan

Hon. Russ W. Hartigan

I have been a practicing plaintiff and defense attorney focusing on civil cases in Cook County and the collar counties for many years. Throughout my career I have settled many...
Eugene Hollander

Eugene Hollander

I have extensive experience in a wide variety of civil litigation. I have handled many cases in the law division and chancery division of the Circuit Court of Cook County....
John Hynes

John Hynes

The Honorable John Hynes is a retired Judge on the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Kent College of Law....
Norman Jeddeloh

Norman Jeddeloh

Norm is a senior litigator rated AV Premier Judicial Edition by Martindale Hubble. He has served as an advocate in many mediations associated with litigated matters, especially in the areas...
Jim Kopecky

Jim Kopecky

My experience as a lawyer and as an Administrative Hearing Officer have taught me the importance of listening to the wants and needs of parties and that finding a way...
Marcia Kramer

Marcia Kramer

With a background in public policy, not litigation, my approach to mediation is to help parties find a solution to conflict that best serves all parties, within the parameters of...
Mr. Davd Leibowitz

Mr. Davd Leibowitz

My 47 years of practice has involved representation of banks in secured transactions and litigation, real estate transactions from residential to construction to commercial leasing to office and industrial purchase...
Ashanti Madlock Henderson

Ashanti Madlock Henderson

Ashanti Madlock Henderson is the principal of Evanston Mediation Center and Madlock Henderson LLC. She is an experienced litigator and certified mediator who practices in Cook and the surrounding counties....
Travis Maisel

Travis Maisel

Over the years I have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases, insurance coverage cases, subrogation cases and commercial law cases. I have tried over 140 civil jury...
Mr. Mitchell Marinello

Mr. Mitchell Marinello

I am a practicing commercial litigator, arbitrator and mediator. Most of my litigation work is in the field of commercial litigation, real estate litigation, ownership disputes, business divorces, contract disputes,...
Robert Minetz

Robert Minetz

I have tried jury and non-jury cases and the related appeals for plaintiffs and defendants since 1973 in state and federal courts. I have represented clients in fraud, copyright, will...
Arthur Murphy

Arthur Murphy

I have practiced law in Illinois since 1979. My first job was at a personal injury defense firm, where I specialized in insurance defense litigation. I tried numerous cases to...
Alan Nicgorski

Alan Nicgorski

I am attorney with over 20 years of experience litigating complex business disputes. I have also served as an arbitrator in several commercial disputes. I believe my skills, experience and...
Jonah Orlofsky

Jonah Orlofsky

After graduating from Northwestern School of Law in 1980, I clerked for the Honorable Milton I. Shadur, then worked for the litigation boutique Plotkin & Jacobs (later Plotkin, Jacobs &...
Christina Papavasiliou

Christina Papavasiliou

Since her admission to the Illinois Bar in 2004, Ms. Papavasiliou has participated in the mediation of dozens of cases, and has accrued hundreds of hours of trial experience. She...
Brad Pawlowski

Brad Pawlowski

I have been a mediator since 1997. My practice as a litigator focuses on Family Law and commercial and real estate litigation. I use my mediator skills to help my...
Hon. Edmund Ponce de Leon (Ret.)

Hon. Edmund Ponce de Leon (Ret.)

As a Cook County Circuit Court Judge, and private, Hon. Edmund Ponce de León (Ret.) has mediated and settled some 500+ cases. He has 37+ years of experience in family...
Thomas K. Prindable

Thomas K. Prindable

Thomas K. Prindable is the managing partner of the Chicago personal injury law firm of Cogan & Power, P.C. In that role, he serves that the firm’s primary point of...
Ashley Rafael

Ashley Rafael

Ashley Rafael has been General Counsel to Midway Moving & Storage, Inc. since 1995, where she practices commercial litigation as well as negotiates contracts with corporate clients and government agencies...
Mr. Tobin Richter

Mr. Tobin Richter

I enjoy meeting with and helping parties resolve their disputes. Over forty-five years experience in litigation teaches that a more efficient solution via mediation not only saves time and money,...
Kenneth Ross

Kenneth Ross

I began my career in the legal arena in 1982 and spent twenty years at several major law firms, where I developed aviation related practice groups and was co-chairman of...
Mr. Gerald Saltarelli

Mr. Gerald Saltarelli

I began practicing in 1973 with Winston & Strawn as an associate and then partner. In 1981, I became a founding partner of Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP. I...
John C. Sciaccotta

John C. Sciaccotta

John C. Sciaccotta has nearly 35 years of trial and litigation experience advocating for clients in complex civil litigation, arbitration, mediation and business counseling matters with a special emphasis on...
Judith Sherwin

Judith Sherwin

I have been a lawyer for forty plus years during which I have litigated complex business and health care matters in the state and Federal Courts. I have also worked...
Mr. Joseph Spingola

Mr. Joseph Spingola

I’ve spent a very challenging and rewarding fifty years practicing law. In that time, I’ve tried and participated in thousands of cases in various areas of law both in court...
Marta Stein

Marta Stein

For 30 years, Ms. Stein was a trial attorney handling high-stakes complex commercial litigation matters, most recently as an equity partner at the international law firm McGuireWoods LLP. Ms. Stein...
Anastasia Svigos

Anastasia Svigos

Admitted to the IL Bar in 1992, Anastasia Svigos has been solely devoted to alternative dispute resolution since 2010. With 400+ mediated cases, she’s been awarded NAFCM 2020 Outstanding Volunteer...
Howard Teplinsky

Howard Teplinsky

Howard L. Teplinsky is Chairman of Levin Ginsburg’s litigation practice. Howard has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years and represents and counsels Fortune 500 companies as well as...
Rachael Toft

Rachael Toft

I am an experienced trial attorney with more than 15 years in private practice focusing on family law, divorce, child custody, and paternity. Family law can be emotionally and financially...
Angel M. Traub

Angel M. Traub

Angel M. Traub is a family and estates attorney and principal owner of the all-female law firm of A. Traub & Associates, founded in 2001, with offices located in Lombard,...
Stephen Tyma

Stephen Tyma

Thirty-five years of practice in litigation in a range from complex commercial litigation to small claims, in a wide variety of areas of law, from professional liability (including attorneys and...
T. Nicholas Tyszka

T. Nicholas Tyszka

Mr. Tyszka concentrates his legal practice primarily on real estate and business matters. EDUCATION Mr. Tyszka earned his undergraduate and graduate business degree from the University of Notre Dame. Both of Mr....
Dimitrie Umbrarescu

Dimitrie Umbrarescu

I have been a practicing attorney since 2003. A good part of my practice has been in family law and real estate law. In June 2019, I became a volunteer...
Ms Lesley Wallerstein

Ms Lesley Wallerstein

Lesley Wallerstein is a graduate of MIT and a former patent examiner. For several years, she examined international patent applications in biomechanical engineering devices, pharmaceuticals, alternative energy technologies, cutting edge...
Alan S. Wernick

Alan S. Wernick

Alan S. Wernick is an experienced business transactions attorney, advocate and arbitrator/mediator handling legal matters for businesses in the areas of information technology, privacy/cybersecurity and intellectual property law. For more than...
Ms. Lisa Wiemken

Ms. Lisa Wiemken

With North Divorce Shore Divorce Mediations & Family Law, attorney Lisa Wiemken focuses on divorce mediation, uncontested divorce, and collaborative divorce as the practical alternatives to divorce litigation. Lisa earned...
Michael Zuckerman

Michael Zuckerman

Michael A. Zuckerman, an experienced lawyer, is a law professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Before joining the law school faculty, Professor Zuckerman practiced law at Jones Day and...

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