Best Mediators & Arbitrators in Boston

Why These Mediators & Arbitrators?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Boston Mediators & Arbitrators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Arthur L Pressman Dispute Resolution Services LLC

Based in Boston, Arthur L. Pressman Dispute Resolution Services, LLC handles the arbitration and mediation of commercial disputes online or in person. A litigator himself, the mediator resolves disputes between franchisors and franchisees on issues like fraud, contract breaches, fund misappropriation, and disclosure deficiencies. Termination claims and violations of management duties are also addressed. Dispute resolution can also be done through early dispute resolution or early neutral evaluation. Arthur Pressman has worked with lawyers as a consultant on franchise-connected issues.

Boston, MA


Bette Roth, Esq. Mediator-Arbitrator

Bette Roth, Esq. Mediator-Arbitrator caters to clients in Boston. Roth has been providing alternative dispute resolution to clients in the area since 1989. She has settled over a thousand disputes for lawyers and their clients through arbitration and mediation. Bette arbitrates cases involving commercial contracts, real estate, security, construction, and employment claims. She also facilitates large group communications and trains professionals in ethics, negotiation, and communication. Moreover, the attorney is certified as an International Mediator by the International Mediation Institute.

Box One
Newton Highlands, MA 02461


Brick, Sugarman, Jones & McBrien, LLP

Brick, Sugarman, Jones & McBrien, LLP is a Newton mediation firm. The practice offers divorce mediation and other alternative dispute resolution for family law matters such as paternity, assisted reproductive technology, international divorce, and probate court equity matters. The office has been appointed guardian ad litem and special master, has been recognized by Super Lawyers, and is a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel. The firm's certified mediator was named a Top 50 Women Lawyer by Boston Magazine as well.

Newton, MA 02464


Cummings, King & MacDonald

Cummings, King & MacDonald has been providing mediation and arbitration services in Newton since 1976. The firm uses mediation and arbitration for insurance and tort-related claims such as motor vehicle accidents, professional liability, general liability, and products liability claims and has resolved over 100 cases a year for 20 years. The group has been listed by Best's in insurance law for over 25 years, and the senior lawyer handling ADR is a former US Army Reserve Colonel and member of the JAG Corps.

Newton, MA 02458


Divorce and Family Mediation Services

Divorce and Family Mediation Services has been mediating in Hingham for almost 10 years. The office emphasizes mediation as a less costly, amicable, and stress-free route for divorce and surrounding issues for all parties involved, and online mediation is available for overseas spouses as well. Mediation for guardianship, paternity, probate, estate, and elder law matters is also available, and the founder is a member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and an International section member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators.

Hingham, MA 02043


Loretta T. Attardo, Esquire

Loretta T. Attardo, Esquire has been handling mediation and arbitration in the Boston area for 10 years and has decades of legal experience. The labor and employment practice sees alternative dispute resolution as the most effective way to resolve disputes in the workplace and offers mediation, arbitration, fact finding investigations, and case evaluations. The principal attorney is a Fellow of the National College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the AAA's Northeast Regional Advisory Committee on Employment Dispute Resolution.

Boston, MA 02116


North Shore Community Mediation Center

North Shore Community Mediation Center has been mediating in the Beverly community since 1994. The independent non-profit provides ADR and mediation training including free, subsidized, and affordable mediation services to courts, schools, and the local community. The group has been awarded a grant from the Cummings Foundation, has been featured on The Giving Common, and also runs a youth initiative under the NSCMC Conflict Resolution Education Collaborative.

Beverly, MA 01915


Reach Accord

Reach Accord has been a mediation service in Newton for over 10 years. The office uses mediation and collaborative law to reduce the stress and costs involved in complex divorce cases and other family law matters and deals with same-sex divorces, unmarried parents, and pre/postnuptial as well as other marital agreements. The founder is certified by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and formerly served as Vice President of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.

Newton, MA 02459