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Judge Thomas Mulroy, Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Mediation Service

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Michael A. Zuckerman
Zuckerman Dispute Resolution LLC

Chicago, IL 60654
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About Michael A. Zuckerman

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Michael A. Zuckerman, Esq. is an experienced lawyer, mediator and arbitrator who has handled hundreds of matters. A four-time federal law clerk, Mr. Zuckerman is also a former law professor and lawyer at a global law firm, who now focuses on alternative dispute resolution. Trained by the best, and with a wealth of experience, Mr. Zuckerman loves what he does—helping people and companies resolve disputes. He brings passion, skill and a personal touch to all of his engagements. After graduating with honors from Cornell Law School, Mr. Zuckerman began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for judges in the Eastern District of New York, on the Sixth Circuit and in the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Zuckerman later in his career clerked for a judge on the Seventh Circuit. Beyond his clerkships, Mr. Zuckerman was a lawyer at Jones Day in the elite Issues & Appeals practice group, where he focused on complex trial and appellate matters. He has broad experience in nearly every area of civil practice, including complex commercial litigation, class actions, contracts, insurance and subrogation, consumer credit and debt, property, personal injury, employment and smaller claims. One federal judge in a written order once lauded Mr. Zuckerman for making “one proud to be a lawyer,” based on Mr. Zuckerman’s conduct in a mediation proceeding. Mr. Zuckerman is a former full-time law professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where he taught communication and legal reasoning to first-year law students. Mr. Zuckerman publishes and speaks frequently on myriad topics, such as legal practice, professional ethics and conflict resolution. Mr. Zuckerman, a member of many professional organizations, is a certified mediator and arbitrator in numerous federal and state courts. He has a wealth of mediation and arbitration experience and is committed to fairness, impartiality and professionalism.


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
  • Commercial
  • Complex-ownership-disputes
  • Contracts
  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Labor-employment
  • 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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