Arizona Business Magazine used its own research and referenced professional ratings and rankings of law professionals to determine the legal professionals who made the 2012 Mediation Guide. Arizona Business Magazine has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list, but does not warrant that the information contained herein is a complete or exhaustive list of the top alternative dispute resolution attorneys in Arizona, and hereby disclaims any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein.
All attorneys are listed in alphabetical order.
3003 N. Central Ave., #2600, Phoenix, AZ 85012-2913
Abdo has extensive experience in arbitration, mediation, investigations, administrative proceedings and litigation, including bench and jury trials.
KEVIN T. AHERN
Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson, P.C.
1122 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Ahern’s practice is confined to mediations, neutral case evaluations, arbitrations, special master appointments and consultation in his areas of practice experience — real estate, commercial enterprises, title insurers, escrow agencies, insurance agencies, lenders, and property managers.
SHAWN K. AIKEN
Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi
4742 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Aiken devotes a substantial portion of his practice to mediation and arbitration, and was selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year, 2012 (Mediation, Phoenix).
Bowman and Brooke, LLP
2901 N. Central Ave., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85012
A former Superior Court judge, Albrecht incorporates her vast experience and skills to her practice, which includes arbitration and mediation. Albrecht is an American Arbitration Association (AAA) certified arbitrator.
GERALD W. ALSTON, FREDERICK M. CUMMINS, DOUGLAS G. ZIMMERMAN
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
1 E. Washington St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554
Alston serves as both an arbitrator and a mediator in all areas of civil litigation, including domestic relations, eminent domain, and matters involving real estate and contract disputes. Cummins has extensive trial experience in the areas of health care and is an experienced arbitrator and mediator. Zimmerman is a certified mediator by The Institute for Conflict Management, LLC and completed the Advanced Negotiation Skills Program at the Harvard Law School Negotiation Insight Initiative.
CHRISTIAN C.M. BEAMS
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
One N. Central Ave., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004-4417
Beams is an accomplished neutral who has resolved countless disputes through the mediation and arbitration processes. He is diligent in his efforts to bring matters to resolution, as evidenced by his high success rate in doing so.
Osborn Maledon, P.A.
2929 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012
Beyers has served as an arbitrator and a mediator in hundreds of arbitrations on a variety of business disputes, and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s specialized panels, including its Large and Complex Case Panel, and Franchise, Securities and Real Estate Panels.
STEVEN N. BERGER, DAVID. W. ENGELMAN
Engelman Berger, P.C.
3636 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012
Berger and Engelman offer the facilitation of the resolution of disputes through practical and cost-effective mediation. Berger concentrates his practice on assisting business owners, lenders, lessors, and other parties in resolving commercial disputes, with an emphasis on matters pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court or involving troubled loans or troubled businesses.
GARY L. BIRNBAUM, RICHARD A. FRIELANDER, AND MICHAEL S. RUBIN
Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander
2901 N. Central Ave., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Five of the fi rm’s senior lawyers are actively and continuously involved in alternative dispute resolution, including acting as arbitrators, mediators and neutral case evaluators in Arizona and throughout the Southwest.
DENISE M. BLOMMEL
7272 E. Indian School Rd., #206, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Blommel has more than 28 years of experience as an employment and labor law attorney, 15 years as a practicing mediator, including seven years serving as a contract mediator for the U.S. Postal Service.
BONNIE L. BOODEN
101 N. First Ave., #2080, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Booden offers mediation as another means to resolve the issues that arise out of the dissolution of a marriage.
212 E. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85012-1229
Since 1987, Buehler has mediated or arbitrated more than 2,500 disputes. Buehler’s experience includes corporate, commercial, partnership, bodily injury and wrongful death, professional (medical, dental, and legal) malpractice, construction, environmental, and probate disputes.
JOHN R. DACEY, MICHAEL R. KING, RICHARD K. MAHRLE
Gammage & Burnham
2 N. Central Ave., 15th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004
As part of Gammage & Burnham’s practice, several attorneys are available to serve as mediators or arbitrators in employment, construction, general, commercial and other litigation matters.
DAVID J. DAMRON
2415 E. Camelback Rd., #700, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Damron specializes in alternative dispute resolution including mediation, settlement conferences and arbitration.
FRANKLIN D. “TROY” DODGE
Ryan Rapp & Underwood
3200 N. Central Ave., #1600, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Dodge’s practice has an emphasis in the area of commercial contract and real estate, and arbitration and mediation.
PAUL F. ECKSTEIN
2901 N. Central Ave., #2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788
Eckstein’s practice is focused on civil litigation and he also frequently serves as a mediator and arbitrator.
MICHELE M. FEENEY
6525 N. Central, Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012
Devoting her practice to mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, Feeney has litigated cases in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury and other tort litigation.
LAWRENCE H. FLEISCHMAN
The Fleischman Law Firm
2850 N. Swan Rd., #120, Tucson, AZ 85712
Fleischman created the fi rst Center for Dispute Resolution in the Arizona Superior Court system, saving litigants and taxpayers millions of dollars each year. To date, he has mediated more than 6,000 cases for clients.
SHERMAN D. FOGEL
2850 E. Camelback Rd., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Fogel is a full-service conflict management and dispute resolution professional, providing mediation, arbitration and facilitation services.
RICHARD N. GOLDSMITH
Lewis and Roca
40 N. Central Ave., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Goldsmith mediates commercial disputes and has extensive experience handling matters related to Articles 2 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, commercial and real estate lending and leasing, and loan documentation.
BRIAN MICHAEL GOODWIN
1 E. Washington St., #1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Goodwin is a professionally trained mediator and served as a judge pro tempore with the Maricopa County Superior Court from 1982-2005.
ALONA GOTTFRIED, JARED SIMMONS
Simmons & Gottfried, PLLC
8160 E. Butherus Dr., #7, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Specialties include family matters, commercial and business issues, employment disputes, and real estate matters.
J. ALEX GRIMSLEY
Bryan Cave LLP
2 N. Central Ave., #2200, Phoenix, AZ 85004-4406
Grimsley has represented a variety of domestic and foreign companies in international arbitrations.
STEVEN S. GUY, REBECCA A. WINTERSCHEIDT
Snell & Willmer
400 E. Van Buren St., #1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2202
Guy’s practice includes mediation and arbitration of litigated disputes. Winterscheidt serves as an arbitrator of employment disputes for the American Arbitration Association.
WILLIAM HAUG, CHAD SCHEXNAYDER
Jennings, Haug & Cunningham
2800 N. Central Ave., #1800, Phoenix, AZ 85004
ADR attorneys at Jennings, Haug & Cunningham represent businesses, agencies and individuals involved in business disputes.
MICHAEL W. HERZOG
The Herzog Law Firm, P.C.
14350 N. 87th St., #180, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Herzog is a certified specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation and his practice includes arbitration and mediation.
3219 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Since receiving formal mediation training in 1995, Kalish has devoted his law practice almost exclusively to providing alternative dispute resolution services as both an arbitrator and mediator.
MARK E. LASSITER
80 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #401, Tempe, AZ 85281
Lassiter has an “AV Preeminent” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system, which connotes the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards and is head of dispute resolution department.
AMY L. LIEBERMAN, DONNA WILLIAMS
Insight Employment Mediation
8149 N. 87th Pl., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Lieberman’s practice is focused on the prevention and resolution of workplace and business conflict. She mediates primarily employment and commercial matters.
MERTON E. MARKS
2575 E. Camelback Road, #450, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Marks is a nationally known arbitrator and mediator of commercial disputes involving insurance, reinsurance, securities and product liability. He is an arbitrator for the AAA on its commercial, reinsurance and large complex case panels and is a mediator on the AAA mediation panel.
BRUCE E. MEYERSON
LaSota & Peters
722 E. Osborn Rd., #100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Meyerson is a mediator, arbitrator, and trainer. From 1990 through 2000, Meyerson practiced commercial and employment litigation with Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon, and Steptoe & Johnson.
ROBERT J. MILLIGAN
Milligan Lawless Taylor Murphy & Bailey, P.C.
4647 N. 32nd St., #185, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Milligan specializes in health care law and mediation of litigated cases and pre-litigation disputes.
Mediation and Arbitration Services, PLLC
2375 E. Camelback Rd., #500, Phoenix, AZ 85016-3489
Pallin-Hill offers ADR for general civil matters, including commercial disputes, construction, condemnation, employment, family, malpractice, elder abuse/nursing homes, personal injury, probate, and real estate.
DAVID W. REES
4771 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, AZ 85712
Rees offers services as a mediator, services as an arbitrator or represents individuals who wish to have matters resolved through means other than a civil trial.
SUSAN M. ROBBINS
Cooley & Robbins, LLC
10211 W. Thunderbird Blvd., #201, Sun City, AZ 85351
Robbins is a member of the State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and is also a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is active in the area of mediation and disputes and contested matter in elder law.
DAVID L. ROSE, SHARON B. SHIVELY, DAVID C. TIERNEY
4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 4th Floor, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3693
In addition to serving on some of the AAA’s most sought-after arbitration panels, Sacks Tierney attorneys regularly appear as advocates in arbitrations (or mediations) under AAA rules, or in State Court arbitrations convened under an arbitration agreement.
ROBERT A. ROYAL
Tiffany & Bosco
2525 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016-9240
Royal’s practice emphasizes intra-corporate dispute and director, officer and manager liability issues.
IRA M. SCHWARTZ
DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.
7310 N. 16th St., #330, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Schwartz actively serves as a mediator and arbitrator of intellectual property disputes.
STEPHEN H. SCOTT, CHRISTOPHER M. SKELLY
Scott & Skelly
1313 E. Osborn Rd., #120, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Scott is a former judge on the Arizona Superior Court who now serves full-time as a mediator, arbitrator, appraisal umpire and discovery master. Skelly has conducted thousands of mediations in virtually every kind of civil case.
BRIAN E. SMITH
Brian Smith Mediation & Arbitration
550 W. Baseline Rd., #102-240, Mesa, AZ 85210
Brian has established himself as a proven mediator, adept at impartially assisting and guiding parties to effectively facilitate their self-determined mutual decision making which is the cornerstone of the mediation process.
THOMAS L. TOONE
Beer & Toone, P.C.
76 E. Mitchell Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85012-2330
Toone has served as settlement judge, arbitrator or mediator in more than 2,100 cases in Maricopa County.
MARK D. ZUKOWSKI
Jones, Skelton and Hochuli, P.L.C.
2901 N. Central Ave., #800, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Zukowski is a construction and commercial arbitrator and mediator for the AAA. Mark also serves as a private arbitrator and mediator and as a settlement conference Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.