Judge Casciato Presented with 2020 Accipter Award By Fenwick Bar Association - ADR Systems

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Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, has been named the 2020 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 honor to be recognized by the Fenwick Bar Association,” said Judge Casciato. “The FBA  is a wonderful community where my classmates, friends and colleagues can come together as part of the Fenwick community to socialize and support each other. The Accipter Award has been bestowed on some of my distinguished colleagues and I am ecstatic to have received this recognition.”

Judge Casciato, who graduated from Fenwick in 1967, is the second ADR Systems neutral to receive the award, joining Hon. Daniel J. Kelley, (Ret.), who received the award in 2010.

“Judge Casciato has always represented the best of Fenwick and the legal profession in his career,” said Michael J. Hayes, Jr., President of the Fenwick Bar Association. “Whether as a practicing lawyer, judge, mediator, or professor, he is highly respected by his peers for not only his professionalism and expertise on the law, but also for his empathy and fairness. The Fenwick Bar Association is honored to be a part of presenting him the Accipiter Award this year.”

Judge Casciato will be presented with the award at a luncheon in the fall.

Judge Casciato is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems. His trademark is his ability to guide even the most recalcitrant parties to settlement. He is well known for his thorough case preparation, positive attitude and pleasant personality.

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I want to thank you on behalf of my client and me, and especially thank Judge Casciato, who did such an excellent job getting our case settled during a remote Zoom mediation. I always recommend ADR Systems and your great mediators to attorneys who ask me. In fact, in my judgment, your firm put alternative dispute resolution (ADR) on the map in Illinois. ADR Systems provides a cost-effective means of resolving lawsuits in a mutually satisfactory manner. Keep up the excellent work!  

Mark P. Standa, Esq.Mark P. Standa, P.C.