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ADR Systems is pleased to announce that the Hon. Edward C. Schreiber, (Ret), has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. While on the bench in Kane County, Judge Schreiber settled many cases before trial and was known for his even demeanor and calming presence.  He possesses superior knowledge of case values, which aids in the settlement process.  Judge Schreiber has forged a reputation for having the ability to facilitate the resolution of complicated disputes through mediation and to guide a fair and efficient process in arbitration.

Reflecting on his time as a jurist and now as a mediator, Judge Schreiber has these observations:

“There is one absolute certainty in every civil dispute – someday it will conclude. For some, that will only occur after verdict and after all appeals are exhausted. Many others will settle, but only after exhaustive discovery and years of litigation.

As a judge, when presiding over civil law pre-trials, I found that encouraging parties to sit down and engage in serious dialogue, often resulted in outcomes that were both satisfactory and certain.

Sometimes the real dispute between litigants is not identifiable within the four-corners of a complaint, but percolates to the surface when parties have an opportunity to present their concerns outside the procedural structure of a courtroom. It is there that alternatives can be explored that might not be apparent, or even available to the trier of fact.

My goal as a mediator is to provide parties with a neutral and constructive means of resolving often complicated issues, while avoiding the uncertainty of continued litigation.”

Judge Schreiber had a 10-year career in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Kane County, Illinois, presiding over civil court calls, including Mechanics Lien, 2010-2012, and Civil Law Trial, 2012-2016.  He also had a 24-year legal career, including years of experience in the insurance industry.  He is an approved arbitrator in the circuit courts of Cook County, DuPage County and Kane County, Illinois.

“Judge Schreiber boosts the reach of our neutral panel, and is a well-respected jurist in the western suburbs,” says Marc Becker, president of ADR Systems. “He will be available for mediations and arbitrations in both the suburbs and Chicago.”

For Judge Schreiber’s full bio, click here.

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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