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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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ADR Systems Expands Its Facilities

ADR Systems Expands Its Facilities

February 23, 2015

October of 2014 marked ADR Systems 20th anniversary, and we celebrated with a new brand identity, and now more space!  ADR Systems has expanded to the 28th floor of our 20 North Clark Street location.  With this addition,  ADR Systems currently has 22 spacious conference rooms on the 28th and 29th floors and occupies more […]

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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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Hon. Robert J. Quinn, (Ret.)

Hon. Robert J. Quinn, (Ret.)

February 2, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Hon. Robert J. Quinn, (Ret.) will be joining ADR Systems as a Senior Mediator and Arbitrator, effective February 17th, 2015. Judge Quinn presided over Cook County’s Law and Chancery Divisions for 22 years.  During his judicial career, Judge Quinn developed extensive expertise in settling construction, mechanic’s lien, insurance coverage, […]

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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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ADR Systems Debuts Commercial Alternative Fee Program

ADR Systems Debuts Commercial Alternative Fee Program

January 23, 2015

ADR Systems is pleased to introduce our new Commercial Alternative Fee Program.  We understand that in today’s economic climate, clients expect their attorneys to do more with less.   In response to your clients’ changing demands, ADR Systems has designed an Alternative Fee Program for qualified commercial matters. Our Commercial Alternative Fee Program allows you to provide […]

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Brown Speaks at the 2015 CLM Greater Chicago Chapter Educational and Networking Event

Brown Speaks at the 2015 CLM Greater Chicago Chapter Educational and Networking Event

January 23, 2015

On January 22nd, 2015, Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) presented at the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Greater Chicago Chapter Educational and Networking Event.  The theme for this year’s event was, “What are They Thinking? Secrets Revealed from Industry Professionals.”  Judge Brown participated in a panel discussion regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The panel included […]

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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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I had another first-class service from a first-class organization. We had a very good arbitration experience with Judge Ward.  He was a terrific arbitrator who patiently listened and made all parties feel important, including my client.  And after the arbitration, Judge Ward wrote a thoughtful ruling. Thank you again – ADR Systems is the best!

Alex SukhmanSUKHMAN | YAGODA
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