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ADR Systems is excited to announce that Hon. Ronald D. Sutter, (Ret.) has joined our panel of senior mediators and arbitrators. Judge Sutter has 15 years of judicial experience in the DuPage County Circuit Court and was the presiding judge of the Law Division.

“ADR Systems is the premiere alternative dispute resolution provider in the Midwest, and I was drawn to that,” Judge Sutter said. “I look forward to working with attorneys from all backgrounds to resolve disputes and settle cases as a neutral.”

Judge Sutter has served the legal community as an attorney, prosecutor and jurist for more than 38 years. As a litigator, he focused his practice in personal injury and insurance matters.

“From my experience, the key to resolving disputes is preparation and being able to relate to both sides,” Judge Sutter said. “I love the sense of satisfaction I get working with people to resolve their disputes. Bringing both sides together for pre-trial settlement conferences and hearing cases as a trial judge were my favorite proceedings while on the bench.”

As a jurist, Judge Sutter was praised for his integrity, legal ability and temperament. In mediation and arbitration, he is adept at creating productive relationships with the parties, listening carefully and assisting them in resolving their disputes.

“I am excited to welcome Judge Sutter to ADR Systems because of his wealth of knowledge and experience with an extensive variety of cases,” said Marc Becker, president of ADR Systems. “As a highly skilled and well-respected neutral in DuPage County, I am looking forward to seeing his positive impact on the legal community there, as well as in Chicago.”

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Judge Burke successfully mediated a complicated case with little chance of being resolved.  He read every word of the parties' submissions, asked astute questions, and worked hard to find a path to resolution.  Judge Burke communicated with the parties themselves - so that they felt they were important participants in working toward resolution. The case I thought was never going to settle, settled.

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