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Judge Panter Mediates $4.3 Million Hand Amputation Case

Judge Panter Mediates $4.3 Million Hand Amputation Case

November 30, 2021

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently mediated a personal injury dispute that ultimately settled for $4.3 million via direct negotiations after multiple in-person and remote sessions with Judge Panter.

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Judge Casciato Presented with 2021 Accipter Award By Fenwick Bar Association

Judge Casciato Presented with 2021 Accipter Award By Fenwick Bar Association

November 11, 2021

Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, has been named the 2021 Accipter Award recipient by the Fenwick Bar Association. The Accipiter Award, presented annually by The Fenwick Bar Association since 1997, honors members of the Fenwick High School community who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession. “It is an […]

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Chancery & Law Division Judge Joins ADR Systems’ Panel of Neutrals

Chancery & Law Division Judge Joins ADR Systems’ Panel of Neutrals

November 5, 2021

ADR Systems is delighted to welcome Hon. Margaret A. Brennan, (Ret.) to its panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. For the past 19 years, Judge Brennan served in the Circuit Court of Cook County Chancery and Law Divisions, rising to Supervising Judge, Commercial Section, in 2018. Prior to joining the bench, she cultivated experience as […]

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Judge Haddad Presents on Responses to Anti-Minority Prejudices at CBA DICE Panel

Judge Haddad Presents on Responses to Anti-Minority Prejudices at CBA DICE Panel

October 14, 2021

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, presented in part one of a two-part series focused on hate and hate crimes entitled, “Commentary and Conversation: Hate and What You Can Do About It.” The first session focused on local anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-LGBTQ+ hatred with leaders from area civil rights […]

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Kevin R. Sido Recognized as Lawyer of the Year

Kevin R. Sido Recognized as Lawyer of the Year

October 6, 2021

Kevin R. Sido, Esq., senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems and partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, has been recognized as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Construction Law in Chicago. His selection for the 2022 directory of Best Lawyers in America was announced on August 19. Attorney peers select […]

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Judge Lawler Receives Celt of the Year Award from Celtic Legal Society of Chicago

Judge Lawler Receives Celt of the Year Award from Celtic Legal Society of Chicago

September 29, 2021

Hon. Christopher E. Lawler, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently received the Celtic Legal Society of Chicago’s Celt of the Year Award. This honor recognizes his 33-year legal career’s commitment to the Society’s motto, Cothrom cirt is trocaire, which in English means “Justice and mercy.” “I am honored and humbled to receive […]

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Judge Sutter to Present on Mediation for Eviction Cases at DCBA

Judge Sutter to Present on Mediation for Eviction Cases at DCBA

September 8, 2021

Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will discuss how to mediate eviction cases at the DuPage County Bar Association’s (DCBA) event “18th Judicial Circuit Eviction Mediation Training” on September 9th. Judge Sutter will be joined by Ted A. Donner, Donner & Company Law Offices LLC. The DCBA is organizing […]

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Sought-After Pretrial Judge Joins ADR Systems

Sought-After Pretrial Judge Joins ADR Systems

August 31, 2021

ADR Systems is excited to announce that Hon. Christopher E. Lawler, (Ret.) has joined its panel of neutrals as a senior mediator and arbitrator. Judge Lawler previously served in the Circuit Court of Cook County Law Division’s Motion Section, where he handled over 2,000 cases and 1,200 pretrials during his tenure. “We are thrilled to […]

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Judge Brown Presents on Mediation and Technology at ABA Dispute Resolution Tech Expo

Judge Brown Presents on Mediation and Technology at ABA Dispute Resolution Tech Expo

August 6, 2021

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, presented on the application of technology in mediation and arbitration at the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Tech Expo on July 16. Judge Brown was joined by Jann Johnson, Esq., Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing at ADR Systems, moderator […]

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Judge Haddad Moderates a Discussion on Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Judge Haddad Moderates a Discussion on Inclusion in the Legal Profession

July 1, 2021

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems moderated the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois’ (AABAR) CLE Series: Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Education event on June 14th. Judge Haddad co-founded the AABAR to advance the interests of the Arab American community within employment, education and civil rights. He was […]

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Judge Sutter on Mediation Preparation and the Value of Pre-Mediation Contact

Judge Sutter on Mediation Preparation and the Value of Pre-Mediation Contact

June 17, 2021

Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems presented “Preparation for and Participation in a Successful Mediation” on May 21st. Judge Sutter was joined by Hon. Dorothy French Mallen, (Ret.). The presentation was organized by the DuPage County Bar Association. The panel focused on the basics of the mediation process and […]

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Judge F. Keith Brown did a great job settling a very tough, complicated multi-party case that involved both personal injury and commercial matters.  ADR Systems is our first and best choice for alternative dispute resolution.  This is because of the quality and effectiveness of their neutrals, and the terrific service supplied by their staff.

Glen Amundsen, Esq.Chairman - Executive Committee, SmithAmundsen, LLC
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