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Health & Safety Measures at ADR Systems

Health & Safety Measures at ADR Systems

March 13, 2020

To our valued clients, With the current health and safety concerns surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, ADR Systems is committed to protecting the health of our clients, employees and other visitors to our Chicago and North Shore offices. We have advised our neutrals and staff to avoid coming into the office if they […]

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Judge McKillip Joins ADR Systems as Family Law Neutral

Judge McKillip Joins ADR Systems as Family Law Neutral

February 28, 2020

Hon. Brian R. McKillip, (Ret.) has joined ADR Systems’ panel of senior mediators and arbitrators, focusing on dispute resolution for family law cases. He will serve in the Family Law Division alongside panelist Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), who has practiced as a family law neutral at ADR Systems since 2016. “As the first family […]

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Judge Hanlon Settles $4.725 Million Workplace Accident Case

Judge Hanlon Settles $4.725 Million Workplace Accident Case

February 24, 2020

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $4.725 million personal injury case stemming from a workplace accident, where a 70-year-old man sustained a work injury which resulted in an arm amputation and eventual wrongful death due to workplace machinery. The case was a complex, multi-party dispute involving the family […]

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Judge Sutter Settles $12 Million Trust and Family-owned Business Dispute Case

Judge Sutter Settles $12 Million Trust and Family-owned Business Dispute Case

February 17, 2020

Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $12 million case stemming from a dispute between family members regarding a trust and family-owned business. “I have encountered a number of cases similar to this one throughout my career. Because of the business and familial dynamics at play, these […]

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ADR Systems Adds Online Payment Option

ADR Systems Adds Online Payment Option

February 13, 2020

ADR Systems has made it easier to pay your bill. Payments for dispute resolution services at ADR Systems can now be made through our website at adrsystems.com/payment. “Our mission at ADR Systems is to provide an unparalleled client experience by making all processes simple and efficient,” said Marc Becker, president of ADR Systems. “This new […]

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Judge Curcio Writes About Mediating Complex Construction Claims

Judge Curcio Writes About Mediating Complex Construction Claims

January 24, 2020

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently published an article in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section on Construction Law newsletter, Building Knowledge. Non-payment, claims of defective work, delays, claims for extra work with unsigned change orders, design issues, outstanding requests for information, acceleration… A major construction project is […]

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Judge Curcio Reviews Benefits, Choices in Arbitration for New ADR Systems Video

Judge Curcio Reviews Benefits, Choices in Arbitration for New ADR Systems Video

January 21, 2020

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently sat down with us to discuss the overarching benefits and choices that attorneys and their clients have when pursuing arbitration. Whether by agreement of the parties or arising from contractual language, arbitration can be an efficient alternative to litigation. “Parties in commercial […]

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ADR Systems Releases Accelerated Commercial Arbitration Rules with 60-Day Timeline

ADR Systems Releases Accelerated Commercial Arbitration Rules with 60-Day Timeline

January 20, 2020

ADR Systems has released Accelerated Commercial Arbitration Rules.  Under these rules, arbitrations can be completed in a 60-day filing-to-award timeline. “We have developed accelerated commercial arbitration rules in response to requests to fast track arbitration without sacrificing the efficacy of the arbitration process,” said Marc Becker, president of ADR Systems. “Counsel and their clients appreciate […]

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Judge Axelrood Settles $1.9 Million Vehicle Collision Case

Judge Axelrood Settles $1.9 Million Vehicle Collision Case

December 17, 2019

Hon. Larry G. Axelrood, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $1.9 million personal injury case. The case stemmed from a 2015 car crash wherein the plaintiff sustained a broken leg and broken wrists as a result of a head-on collision. The plaintiff required surgery on her leg. Her vehicle was […]

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Judge Casciato Settles </br>$6.2 Million Spinal and Neck Injuries Case

Judge Casciato Settles
$6.2 Million Spinal and Neck Injuries Case

December 2, 2019

Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $6.2 million case involving spinal and neck injuries suffered by siblings in a road accident. Two siblings were injured when a semitrailer tractor truck, whose driver was purportedly attempting to evade law enforcement officers, struck their vehicle in 2016. “This […]

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Judge Haddad Settles $8.5 Million Ankle Injury Case

Judge Haddad Settles $8.5 Million Ankle Injury Case

November 21, 2019

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $8.5 million severe ankle injury case. The injury was caused from a fall from a truck, causing a bilateral pylon fracture in both ankles and resulting in several surgeries. “My approach in catastrophic injury cases is to gain the trust […]

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Judge Hanlon Participates in Professionalism and Ethics Panel

Judge Hanlon Participates in Professionalism and Ethics Panel

November 20, 2019

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, participated in a panel discussion on professionalism and ethics on Nov. 7. The webinar, titled “The Good, Bad & Ugly – Professionalism and Ethics, In and Out of Court,” was sponsored by Perrin Conferences. The panel discussion focused on rules of professional conduct, examples […]

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Judge Haddad Receives Outstanding Leadership Award

Judge Haddad Receives Outstanding Leadership Award

November 15, 2019

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, received the 2019 Outstanding Leadership Award at the Arab-American Business & Professional Association’s (ABPA) Annual Awards Dinner held on November 13th. According to Talat Othman, president and founder of ABPA, “The award was established by the ABPA to honor those who excel in […]

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Judge Berger Participates in Family Law Mediation Panel

Judge Berger Participates in Family Law Mediation Panel

November 14, 2019

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently participated in a panel at The Chicago Bar Association. The panel, titled “The Mediation Process in Family Disputes,” focused on how alternative dispute resolution can benefit parties in family disputes. “Studies have shown mediation helps divorcing couples who need to have a […]

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I recently had a mediation with Judge John Ward. It had been many years since my last case with him. After the first go around ended unsuccessfully with the numbers "far apart," Judge Ward said that he would circle back with us. And sure enough he did reach back to us, and after a few days of phone calls, we settled. He belongs at the top of your list as a mediator for almost any case.

Steven J. Morton, Esq.Steven J. Morton & Associates, Ltd.
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