Alternative Dispute Resolution News | ADR Systems

ADR Systems

News

ADR Systems Celebrates 25th Anniversary as Leading Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider in Chicago

ADR Systems Celebrates 25th Anniversary as Leading Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider in Chicago

October 1, 2019

ADR Systems is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a leading provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. The company is headquartered in Chicago but provides mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution services throughout the United States upon request. The organization was founded in 1994 by current company president Marc Becker. “Since the beginning, ADR Systems […]

Read More
Mediator and Arbitrator Neutrality is Key to the Mission of ADR Systems

Mediator and Arbitrator Neutrality is Key to the Mission of ADR Systems

July 19, 2019

For 25 years, ADR Systems has been a leader in providing successful dispute resolution services in the realm of personal injury, commercial and family law cases. One of the main reasons ADR Systems stands out in the legal community is the neutrality of the senior mediators and arbitrators on our panel. Neutrals at ADR Systems […]

Read More
Thoughts on Building an Unassailable Arbitration Award By: Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.)

Thoughts on Building an Unassailable Arbitration Award By: Hon. Clifford L. Meacham, (Ret.)

July 15, 2019

Preliminary Observations Drafting a clear, reasoned arbitration award is a process rather than an event; it takes time. Thoughtful execution can make an award nearly unassailable while conveying to participants the diligence and careful analysis invested in the decision. The participants deserve as much. Ideally, the award is the result of a well-orchestrated, consensual interaction […]

Read More
Judge Haddad Settles $6.2M Ankle Injury Case

Judge Haddad Settles $6.2M Ankle Injury Case

July 12, 2019

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $6.2 million severe ankle injury case. The injury was caused from a fall from an elevated work platform bucket, resulting in several ankle surgeries. “The plaintiff’s failure to ‘tie on’ was a significant liability issue, but the central hindrance to […]

Read More
Seasoned Judge Brings Impressive Settlement Experience to ADR Systems

Seasoned Judge Brings Impressive Settlement Experience to ADR Systems

July 8, 2019

ADR Systems is pleased to announce Hon. Larry G. Axelrood, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Axelrood served in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County for five of his 14 years on the bench and settled nearly 1,000 cases. “One of my favorite responsibilities as a […]

Read More
ADR Systems Hosts Annual Women’s Initiative Committee Happy Hour

ADR Systems Hosts Annual Women’s Initiative Committee Happy Hour

June 28, 2019

ADR Systems hosted its annual Women’s Initiative Happy Hour on June 26th to celebrate and promote collaboration among women in the legal community. The event highlighted several of ADR Systems’ female mediators and arbitrators, including Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.) and Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.). “It’s a wonderful event […]

Read More
Judge Berger Appointed to IJF Board of Directors

Judge Berger Appointed to IJF Board of Directors

June 27, 2019

Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was appointed to the Illinois Judges Foundation (IJF) Board of Directors. As part of her appointment, Judge Berger will also be chairing the bylaws committee and the executive committee of IJF. “I am excited to serve with an esteemed group of judges; I […]

Read More
Judge Gomolinski Settles $10 Million Personal Injury Case

Judge Gomolinski Settles $10 Million Personal Injury Case

June 12, 2019

Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $10 million personal injury case stemming from a 2016 construction site accident. The parties reached the agreement one day before the trial was to begin. “Every mediator has to be a chameleon and has to adapt based on the facts […]

Read More
Judge Hanlon Settles $3 Million Medical Malpractice Case

Judge Hanlon Settles $3 Million Medical Malpractice Case

June 11, 2019

Hon. Kay M. Halon (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, settled a $3 million medical malpractice case involving an alleged misdiagnosis and rushed, negligent medical judgement. The case stemmed from a 2015 incident in which a woman presented to the hospital complaining of abdominal pain and associated symptoms. She was diagnosed with a […]

Read More
Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) Settles Case for 1.8 Million with Post-Mediation Follow Up

Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) Settles Case for 1.8 Million with Post-Mediation Follow Up

June 1, 2019

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) for successfully mediating an emotionally-charged personal injury case for the policy limits of $1.8 million.  The case involved a two-vehicle collision at an intersection, leaving one passenger trapped inside their car and severely injured.  The plaintiff in the case sustained multiple fractures, broken bones and lacerations requiring weeks of hospitalization […]

Read More
Judge Berger Speaks at 8th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

Judge Berger Speaks at 8th Annual WBAI Domestic Relations Roundtable

May 16, 2019

Hon. Helaine Berger, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, was the sole mediator chosen as a panelist at the 8th Annual Domestic Relations Roundtable in Chicago. This continuing legal education seminar focused on complex family law issues surrounding modification of maintenance and relocation of one parent out-of-state. In addition to Judge Berger, the […]

Read More
Judge Hanlon to Participate in CBA Mindfulness Workshop

Judge Hanlon to Participate in CBA Mindfulness Workshop

May 14, 2019

Hon. Kay M. Hanlon, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, will be participating in a Mindfulness Workshop as part of the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) recognition of Mental Health Month. “I think it’s encouraging that law schools, law firms and corporations are starting to incorporate wellness into work habits,” Judge Hanlon said. “Nobody […]

Read More
Judge Curcio to Participate in Arbitration Panel at DRI Conference

Judge Curcio to Participate in Arbitration Panel at DRI Conference

May 1, 2019

Hon. Lisa R. Curcio, (Ret.), will participate in a panel at the upcoming Business Litigation Super Conference in Austin, Texas. The session, titled “Pros and Cons of Arbitration,” will cover arbitration law as it relates to commercial arbitration, arbitration in employment contracts, and arbitration in consumer contracts. “My hope is that attendees of the panel […]

Read More

Judge Burke mediated a settlement in a matter where the parties were extremely far apart, with almost no common ground.  He pushed both sides to rethink their positions, outlined a post-conference approach and made himself available on short notice.  I do not believe anyone else could have settled the matter.  He will be my first choice for future mediations.

Lisa M. Lilly, Esq.Lisa M. Lilly Law
Call Now Button CALL ADR SYSTEMS