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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Buffalo Arbitrators & Mediators 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.

Child and Family Services

Child and Family Services offers mediation services to Buffalo residents. The organization has been serving the community since 1873 and is one of the largest private, not-for-profit family service agencies in the country. The group houses The Center for Resolution and Justice, which helps with couples in divorce, landlord/tenant issues, parents and schools, employees and employers, neighbor/neighbor issues, teen problems, and other family law matters. Sixty percent of those who use the service live at or below the national poverty level.

Buffalo, NY 14202


Daniel J. Sperrazza, Esq. Attorney at Law

Daniel J. Sperrazza, Esq. Attorney at Law has been mediating in Buffalo for over 25 years. The office focuses on family law and promotes the use of alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve disputes and keep divorce as amicable as possible. Additional service areas cover collaborative law, real estate law, business law, and other civil litigation, and the founding attorney is a former president of the Western New York Collaborative Law Professionals.

Buffalo, NY 14202


Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is a mediation and arbitration firm serving the Buffalo area. Clients receive mediation and arbitration services within the practice area of insurance coverage and extracontractual liability as well as arbitration services for general liability defense. Hurwitz & Fine has been rated AV Preeminent and listed by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, and its president received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Women of Influence from the Buffalo Business First.

1300 Liberty Building
Buffalo, NY 14202


Kavinoky Cook, LLP

Kavinoky Cook, LLP arbitrates and mediates in the Buffalo area. The firm has been serving clients for almost 70 years and offers up experienced litigators to serve as seasoned mediators and arbitrators for alternative dispute resolution. Kavinoky Cook has various practice areas but is well known for its representation of Canadian companies doing business in the US as well as for its real estate tax assessment practice, and the firm has been named to the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Upstate NY.

726 Exchange St Ste 800
Buffalo, NY 14210


Law Office of Bruce S. Zeftel

The Law Office of Bruce S. Zeftel brings almost 40 years of legal experience to arbitration and mediation clients in Buffalo. The office deals with mediation and arbitration services as well as tax certiorari litigation, real property and title litigation, and land use and zoning. The attorney has been an Upstate New York Super Lawyer from 2009 through 2016 and was selected as a Mediator for the United States District Court, Western District of New York.

Buffalo, NY 14226


Mediation Point, LLC

Mediation Point, LLC is led by professional private mediator Susan K. Burton who serves clients throughout the Greater Buffalo area. Clients appreciate the firm's mediation services for cost-effective, timely, and stress-free solutions to issues such as child support, custody, spousal maintenance, property, corporate issues, elder care, and retirement. Susan is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce and Mediation and the Family and Divorce Panel for the Center for Resolution and Justice. She also does work as a career business professional, executive coach, and trainer.

Amherst, NY 14226


Notaro & Laing, P.C.

Notaro & Laing, P.C. offers mediation and arbitration services to Buffalo clients. The firm litigates in front of mediation as well as arbitration panels when alternative dispute resolution is deemed a better option due to its cost-effectiveness and speed. Notaro & Laing deals with healthcare law, personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance defense, and other civil litigation and has been named to Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers.

Buffalo, NY 14209


Susan Biniszkiewicz Collins, Esq.

Susan Biniszkiewicz Collins, Esq. brings over 20 years of legal practice to West Seneca mediation. The matrimonial and family law office provides mediation and collaborative law services as well as litigation and boasts a high percentage of cases that never go to trial nor even see the inside of a courtroom. The lawyer is a founding member of the WNY Collaborative Law Professionals and rated as a BV Distinguished Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

735 Union Rd
West Seneca, NY 14224


Susan S. Hogan, Attorney At Law

Susan S. Hogan, Attorney At Law brings almost 30 years of legal experience to Orchard Park mediation clients. The firm assists clients with divorce mediation, child custody, child support and uncontested divorce and believes in the use of collaborative law with the aim of keeping family legal issues smooth, stress-free, and uncomplicated. The office is known for being honest, knowledgeable, and compassionate.

Orchard Park, NY 14127


The Law Office of James M. Chernetsky

The Law Office of James M. Chernetsky is a mediation practice with almost 20 years of legal experience. The office has a reputaion for being compassionate, efficient, and thorough with services for family and divorce mediation. The principal attorney has experience with a range of litigation cases, has settled almost 200 cases, and is a Mediator Member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation as well as the New York State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section.

Buffalo, NY 14202


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