On October 29th, 2015, Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) will be presenting before 20 officials from the China Ministry of Justice. Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Judge Panter will provide an overview of the U.S. ADR industry at the federal and state level. He also will explore the benefits of ADR when used as a means to bring cases to resolution for a variety of case types. Judge Panter’s presentation is one of a series of presentations arranged by the University’s China Executive Leadership Program.
Judge Panter has more than 37 years of legal experience and has won acclaim for his settlement abilities during his time as a Cook County Circuit Court Judge. While on the bench, Judge Panter settled a variety of cases, including medical malpractice claims, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and commercial cases involving contracts, property damage, and fire subrogation. Before becoming a judge, he was an active trial lawyer with his own law firm for about 30 years, and a full-time faculty member at DePaul University College of Law. While at DePaul, Judge Panter founded DePaul’s Litigation Lab, a hands-on educational program for law students that has been the subject of many articles. Judge Panter brings a broad perspective to his practice, having served both as a neutral and as an advocate in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations. He is known for his thorough and intelligent approach to settlements and the boundless energy he brings to the dispute resolution process.
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