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Mediator and Arbitrator Neutrality is Key to the Mission of ADR Systems

Mediator and Arbitrator Neutrality is Key to the Mission of ADR Systems

July 19, 2019

For 25 years, ADR Systems has been a leader in providing successful dispute resolution services in the realm of personal injury, commercial and family law cases. One of the main reasons ADR Systems stands out in the legal community is the neutrality of the senior mediators and arbitrators on our panel. Neutrals at ADR Systems […]

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Thoughts on Building an Unassailable Arbitration Award By: Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.)

Thoughts on Building an Unassailable Arbitration Award By: Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.)

July 15, 2019

Preliminary Observations Drafting a clear, reasoned arbitration award is a process rather than an event; it takes time. Thoughtful execution can make an award nearly unassailable while conveying to participants the diligence and careful analysis invested in the decision. The participants deserve as much. Ideally, the award is the result of a well-orchestrated, consensual interaction […]

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ADR Systems Hosts Annual Women’s Initiative Committee Happy Hour

ADR Systems Hosts Annual Women’s Initiative Committee Happy Hour

June 28, 2019

ADR Systems hosted its annual Women’s Initiative Happy Hour on June 26th to celebrate and promote collaboration among women in the legal community. The event highlighted several of ADR Systems’ female mediators and arbitrators, including Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) and Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.). “It’s a wonderful event […]

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Judge Gomolinski Settles $10 Million Personal Injury Case

Judge Gomolinski Settles $10 Million Personal Injury Case

June 12, 2019

Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $10 million personal injury case stemming from a 2016 construction site accident. The parties reached the agreement one day before the trial was to begin. “Every mediator has to be a chameleon and has to adapt based on the facts […]

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Judge Hanlon Settles $3 Million Medical Malpractice Case

Judge Hanlon Settles $3 Million Medical Malpractice Case

June 11, 2019

Hon. Kay M. Halon (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, settled a $3 million medical malpractice case involving an alleged misdiagnosis and rushed, negligent medical judgement. The case stemmed from a 2015 incident in which a woman presented to the hospital complaining of abdominal pain and associated symptoms. She was diagnosed with a […]

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Judge Berger Speaks at 8th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

Judge Berger Speaks at 8th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

May 16, 2019

Hon. Helaine Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was the sole mediator chosen as a panelist at the 8th Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable in Chicago. This continuing legal education seminar focused on complex family law issues surrounding modification of maintenance and relocation of one parent out-of-state. In addition to Judge Berger, the […]

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Opening Comments: A Key Strategic Decision in Mediation

Opening Comments: A Key Strategic Decision in Mediation

January 28, 2019

ADR Systems has recently published an article written by Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) and Jann Johnson on Law360 that discusses opening comments in mediation. The article, titled “Opening Comments A Key Strategic Decision In Mediation,” examines the arguments for and against using opening comments in mediation. The article also includes helpful tips for both […]

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Pre-Mediation Contact May Lead to a Successful Commercial Mediation

Pre-Mediation Contact May Lead to a Successful Commercial Mediation

September 27, 2018

Pre-mediation contact with the mediator and counsel can be an opportunity to discuss expectations in anticipation of the mediation. This contact may lower the risk of a surprise that could potentially impede a successful settlement effort. Hon. Richard J. Billik, Jr., (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, believes taking advantage of this contact […]

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More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

More Than a Name: Who Is ADR Systems?

September 10, 2018

When Marc Becker founded ADR Systems more than 23 years ago, the concept of dispute resolution was unknown in the Chicago legal community. It’s different today. “Thinking about mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes is necessary in the life of any case,” Marc said. “At some point, every case will be decided by a […]

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I was extremely pleased with a recent mediation at ADR Systems. The mediators constitute a veritable "who's who" of top-notch practitioners and former jurists with a wealth of experience across the legal spectrum.  I strongly recommend ADR Systems for even the most complex and contentious of cases.

Hillard M. Sterling, Esq.Sterling Tech Law | Waveland Law Group, LLC
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