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Judge Thomas Mulroy, Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Mediation Service

Michael A. Zuckerman - The Chicago Bar Mediators
Michael A. Zuckerman
Zuckerman Dispute Resolution LLC
77 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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About Michael A. Zuckerman

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Michael Zuckerman has mediated more than 700 matters. Passionate about his work, Michael is a sought-after mediator who serves on national panels and also handles private cases through his firm, Zuckerman Dispute Resolution LLC ( Additionally, Michael teaches mediation skills as a part-time law professor. What sets Michael apart is his personalized and keen ability to unlock settlement opportunities, especially when they seem improbable. His approach is simple: meet the parties where they are, leveraging experience and skill to help the parties resolve their dispute. Michael deeply cares about each case and has extensive experience as a neutral mediator and arbitrator in commercial, consumer, employment, personal injury, insurance, and other types of cases. Before turning to alternative dispute resolution, Michael practiced at a global law firm and served as a federal judicial law clerk for judges on the 7th Circuit, 6th Circuit, NDIL, and EDNY. He earned his B.S. from Cornell University and his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he was on the law review. Michael is a leader in the mediation and broader ADR community and is willing to provide references upon request. For consultations and inquiries, Michael can be reached through the CBA Mediation Service or directly at


Years in Practice: 11

Cases Mediated: 300+

Attorney in good standing with the State of Illinois? Yes

Not under sanction / discipline by any court or regulatory body? Yes

Practice Areas

  • Malpractice
  • Business-divorce
  • Commercial
  • Complex-ownership-disputes
  • Contracts
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Estate-probate-trust
  • Insurance
  • Labor-employment
  • Medical-malpractice
  • Personal-injury
  • Real-estate
  • Subrogation

Mediation Training Qualifications

  • Northwestern Mediation Basic Skills, 2021 (40 hour program)
  • Hundreds of hours, various trainings


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