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Judge Burke Settles Multi-Million Dollar Commercial & Personal Injury Cases

Judge Burke Settles Multi-Million Dollar Commercial & Personal Injury Cases

March 19, 2015

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. Dennis Burke, (Ret.) for successfully mediating two difficult and complex cases, in just two days.  Judge Burke recently settled  an emotionally-charged personal injury case for the policy limits of $6 million.  The case involved a motorcycle accident in which the bike unexpectedly hit a ditch, ejecting both passengers.  The plaintiff in […]

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ADR Systems’ Commercial Alternative Fee Program – What Are the Benefits?

ADR Systems’ Commercial Alternative Fee Program – What Are the Benefits?

February 25, 2015

ADR Systems is now offering a Commercial Alternative Fee Program.  The program is designed for attorneys who must respond to their clients’ changing demands for a more cost-effective choice in the resolution of their dispute.  ADR Systems Commercial Alternative Fee Program offers a low, fixed rate for qualified cases in which potential costs may exceed […]

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Hon. John A. Ward, (Ret.) Speaks at IICLE’s Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Institute

Hon. John A. Ward, (Ret.) Speaks at IICLE’s Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Institute

February 25, 2015

On February 23rd, 2015, Hon. John A. Ward, (Ret.) spoke at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) 2nd Annual Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Institute.  Judge Ward’s presentation was entitled, “Review, Reverse & Remand – The 3 R’s of Appellate Practice.”  He presented with Commissioner Michael J. Brennan of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, […]

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Marc Becker Joins the RSI’s Board of Directors

February 16, 2015

ADR Systems would like to congratulate company president, Marc Becker, on his new position as member of the Board of Directors for the Resolution Systems Institute (RSI).  The RSI Executive Committee noted that Marc is dedicated to developing quality ADR services, and believed that Marc’s experience and knowledge of the ADR industry would be an […]

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Billik and Smith to Speak at DCBA ADR Committee

Billik and Smith to Speak at DCBA ADR Committee

January 30, 2015

On February 3, 2015, Hon. Richard J. Billik, (Ret.) and Meghann Smith, Esq. will be presenting to members of the DuPage County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, on the topic of, “Tips on Choosing the Right Mediator for Your Case.”  The presentation is a continuing legal education (CLE) course that will provide attorneys with […]

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Brown to Speak at the KCBA 2015 Civil Court Practice Seminar

Brown to Speak at the KCBA 2015 Civil Court Practice Seminar

January 16, 2015

On February 19th, 2015, ADR Systems senior mediator and arbitrator, Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), will speak at the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA) Civil Practice Committee’s 2015 Civil Court Practice Seminar.  Judge Brown will discuss the topic of voir dire and jury selection.  Specifically, Judge Brown will offer best-practice tips for how attorneys can effectively […]

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Orbach to Speak at NAMIC’s 2015 Claims Conference

Orbach to Speak at NAMIC’s 2015 Claims Conference

January 14, 2015

On February 11th, 2015, ADR Systems senior mediator and arbitrator, Hon. Jerome Orbach, (Ret.), will speak at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies’ (NAMIC) 2015 Claims Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  He will be presenting with Karin Bogenschnieder of West Band Mutual Insurance.  Their presentation is entitled, “Successful Alternative Dispute Resolutions,” and will give an overview […]

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Understanding the Benefits of Private Mediation for IP Disputes

Understanding the Benefits of Private Mediation for IP Disputes

December 5, 2014

To ensure that we offer the best in intellectual property (IP) mediation, ADR Systems has assembled an all-star panel of IP neutrals, including some of the field’s most prominent attorneys.  However, it might not be clear why you and your client should consider fee-based private mediation for your IP matter when it is often possible […]

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ADR Systems Neutrals Featured in Leading Lawyers Top 10 ADR Neutrals

ADR Systems Neutrals Featured in Leading Lawyers Top 10 ADR Neutrals

November 20, 2014

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.), Hon. Thomas P. Durkin, (Ret.), Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.), and Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) for being featured in the Leading Lawyer’s (September 2014) Top 10 ADR Neutrals.  Judges Casciato, Hogan, and Nudelman were listed among the Top 10 ADR: PI Neutrals, and Judges Durkin and Nudelman […]

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Gary M. Ropski, Esq. Named Top IP Attorney in Illinois

October 29, 2014

ADR Systems is proud to announce that Senior Mediator and Arbitrator Gary M. Ropski, Esq. was recently voted the top intellectual property (IP) attorney in Illinois by Leading Lawyers.  Leading Lawyers is a publication that names the top attorneys in each state based on the recommendations of their peers statewide. Mr. Ropski was also featured in […]

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ADR Systems Attends Conflict Resolution Day

ADR Systems Attends Conflict Resolution Day

October 23, 2014

On October 16, 2014, ADR Systems’ Gabrielle Gustilo and Ashley Jordan attended the Association for Conflict Resolution’s (ACR) Conflict Resolution Day in honor of Mediation Week 2014.  Conflict Resolution Day was started by ACR in 2005 to celebrate the growth of the alternative dispute resolution field and the achievements made by its contributors.  The event was […]

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Mediation Week 2014 – Overcoming Obstacles in Mediation

Mediation Week 2014 – Overcoming Obstacles in Mediation

October 17, 2014

Today for ABA Mediation Week 2014, we asked a few of our neutrals, “What is a particular obstacle you may come up against in mediation, and how do you manage it?”  Their answers describe different strategies that a mediator can use to encourage alienated parties to openly negotiate. Hon. Daniel Kelley, (Ret.) answered that sometimes parties […]

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Mediation Week 2014 – Finding Inspiration in Mediation

Mediation Week 2014 – Finding Inspiration in Mediation

October 16, 2014

Today for ABA Mediation Week 2014, we asked a few of our neutrals, “What is a positive or inspirational experience you have had with mediation?” Their answers describe how mediation offers parties the opportunity to better understand and reestablish relationships with the other side by encouraging them to negotiate. Hon. Philip Bronstein, (Ret.) replied that mediation […]

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Mediation Week 2014 – The Value of Mediation

Mediation Week 2014 – The Value of Mediation

October 15, 2014

Today for ABA Mediation Week 2014, we asked a few of our neutrals, “What do you think is most valuable about mediation?” Their answers emphasize how mediation offers parties much more control over the process and outcome of their dispute than in litigation.  It also offers parties the opportunity to be fully heard. Hon. Jerome Orbach, (Ret.) replied that […]

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Mediation Week 2014 – Reasons to Become a Mediator

Mediation Week 2014 – Reasons to Become a Mediator

October 14, 2014

Today for ABA Mediation Week 2014, we asked a few of our neutrals, “Why did you become a mediator?” Their answers highlight how being on the bench, and experiencing the time and emotional cost that litigation can take on all the parties involved, grew their appreciation for mediation. Hon. Philip Bronstein, (Ret.) answered that, in […]

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I want to express our firm’s appreciation to ADR Systems for providing us with an outstanding CLE program.  I received numerous positive comments from our partners; everyone thought that the Hon. F. Keith Brown and Stuart A. Nudelman provided us with useful and interesting insights.  I think that our Chicago partners (and anyone else who might do a mediation in Chicago) would be delighted with any of them as a mediator or arbitrator.

Alan Becker, Managing PartnerLitchfield Cavo LLP
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