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Joshua Heffernan, Esq. is the Director, Commercial & Family Law Division at ADR Systems of America, LLC.  He has been active in the field of alternative dispute resolution for many years.  During law school, Joshua was first runner-up for best advocate at the 2008 Willem Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot.

After graduation he spent a year at Stockholm University doing a course of study in international commercial arbitration.  He then began working with ADR Systems administering commercial mediations and arbitrations in the areas of contract, products liability, professional malpractice, construction and complex business/commercial matters.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Director of the Commercial & Family Law Division, ADR Systems, 2020 – present
  • Senior Case Manager, Commercial Division, ADR Systems, 2010 – 2020

Representative Matters

  • Complex commercial mediation involving a products liability class action with multiple mediation sessions
  • Tri-panel construction arbitration involving multiple parties over a 9-month period
  • Condominium association and insurance coverage mediations

Professional Activities

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, team coach
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

Admissions 

  • Illinois State Bar

 Education

  • B.A., Government, Wesleyan University
  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Languages

  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

For more information about ADR Systems, read Our Story.

I want to express our firm’s appreciation to ADR Systems for providing us with an outstanding CLE program.  I received numerous positive comments from our partners; everyone thought that the Hon. F. Keith Brown and Stuart A. Nudelman provided us with useful and interesting insights.  I think that our Chicago partners (and anyone else who might do a mediation in Chicago) would be delighted with any of them as a mediator or arbitrator.

Alan Becker, Managing PartnerLitchfield Cavo LLP
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