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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored arbitrators & mediators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best arbitrators & mediators in Cleveland, OH.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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David R. Cohen

David R. Cohen is a mediator, arbitrator, and federal special master. He helps clients with settlement claims administration, hard-fought discovery disputes, patent claim construction, complicated motion practice, monitoring compliance with Court orders, and many other areas of litigation. Mr. Cohen is a Court-approved ADR mediator and a charter member of the American College of E-neutrals. He has undergone intensive training with the American Arbitration Association, and he has served the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals as a special master. David aims to deliver a consistent, open-minded, and honest service, and he has an excellent reputation as a dedicated and skillful mediator.

Cleveland, OH (216) 831-0001


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Dinn, Hochman & Potter, LLC

Dinn, Hochman & Potter, LLC provides legal representation and counsel for businesses and corporations concerned with business law, real estate, estate planning, and litigation. These Cleveland lawyers take a collaborative approach and are keen to explore negotiation and alternative dispute resolution options, as well as litigation.

Cleveland, OH (440) 681-8005


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Ditchey Geiger, LLC,

Ditchey Geiger, LLC, provides legal services relating to nationwide subrogation recovery, arbitration, and commercial collections. It offers direct placement arbitration services and is registered with Arbitration Forums, Inc as a Third-Party Administrator. The firm has a reputation for efficiency and timeliness.

Cleveland, OH (216) 348-9700


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Fortney Law Group

Fortney Law Group is an AV-rated law firm that provides legal representation for construction, employment, and business disputes. The founding partner of Fortney & Klingshirn, Michael L. Fortney, is vastly experienced in the field of alternative dispute resolution. He has been a member of the ADR Federal Court Panel for the Northern District of Ohio since 1996, and since then he has served as both an arbitrator and a mediator in hundreds of disputes. His experience extends to construction disputes, commercial disputes, and employment disputes, and he employs this knowledge and expertise to facilitate agreement and mutual understanding between parties.

Akron, OH (330) 665-5445


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Frantz Ward LLP

Frantz Ward LLP is a Cleveland law firm that serves a national client base, including individuals, businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. The firm boasts 60 well-trained attorneys, and it has received an impressive level of professional recognition from organizations such as Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. Frantz Ward is a full-service law firm with a wealth of expertise, covering such areas as labor & employment, franchising, litigation, and telecommunications. Its attorneys have significant experience with arbitration and mediation in business, employment, and construction disputes -- they routinely handle complex, multimillion dollar disputes.

Cleveland, OH (216) 515-1660


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Giffen & Kaminski

Giffen & Kaminski is a Cleveland law firm that deals with cases in financial services, healthcare, insurance, real estate development, manufacturing, retail, and other areas. The firm has experience with dispute resolution mechanisms, and aims to bring a creative and intelligent approach to every case.

Cleveland, OH (216) 621-5161


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John J. Ready & Associates

John J. Ready & Associates has served Cuyahoga and the surrounding counties for more than 25 years. The firm's focus is on litigation and family law, and it helps clients with divorce, dissolution, civil litigation, probate/estate planning, and alternative dispute resolution.

Westlake, OH (440) 871-4000


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John V. Heutsche Co., LPA

John V. Heutsche Co., LPA offers family law expertise for clients in Northeast Ohio. Attorney John V. Heutsche has almost 40 years of experience in the field of family law; including collaborative law, cooperative law, mediation, and arbitration. He welcomes clients from all backgrounds and is committed to providing excellent personal service. John offers free, confidential consultations from his offices in Cleveland.

Cleveland, OH (216) 241-1000


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Jonetta J. Kapusta-Dorogi

Jonetta J. Kapusta-Dorogi is an OBSA Certified Family Law Specialist serving Cleveland, Ohio. Her practice is solely focused on reducing conflict in divorce cases, and her professional experience (with both analysis and litigation of domestic relations cases) enables her to give expert advice and counsel to her clients.

Cleveland, OH (216) 426-2970


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Joseph D. Carney & Associates

Joseph D. Carney & Associates has served corporate clients across the U.S. for more than 25 years. Mr. Carney has experience with mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and his law offices in Cleveland offer complimentary consultations and case evaluations for individuals and businesses with unresolved disputes. The firm has a broad range of practice areas, including mergers & acquisitions, capital formation, real estate law, business litigation & investigations, employment law, and agricultural law.

Avon, OH (440) 249-0860


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Koehler Fitzgerald LLC

Koehler Fitzgerald LLC is a business and commercial litigation law firm in Northeast Ohio. It provides counseling and representation for intermediate and Supreme Court appeals, employment disputes, securities compliance and litigation (including FINRA disputes), and estate planning. The firm has had particular success with shareholder disputes and FINRA arbitration and is known for its aggressive and skillful trial skills.

Cleveland, OH (216) 539-7714


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Lynn Seifert

Lynn Seifert is a mediator and divorce attorney with more than a decade of experience mediating family disputes. She is trained as a parenting coordinator and in collaborative divorce, and she is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Center for Principled Family Advocacy, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has particular expertise in divorces where special needs children are affected, and she has experience as a special needs advocate and as a Guardian Ad Litem.

Independence, OH (216) 573-3732


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Medica LLC

Medica LLC is a public accounting firm that helps law firms and corporations to assess and resolve complex financial business problems. Its financial advisors are experts at analyzing disputes, and their knowledge of accounting, finance, and economics makes them well-placed to serve as arbitrators and neutral decision makers.

Cleveland, OH (216) 357-2646


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Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis is a Cleveland law firm that serves clients all across the U.S. It is a full-service firm that represents individuals and small-business clients as well as national and international corporations, governmental bodies, nonprofits, and organizations. Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis offers a range of alternative dispute resolution services, including arbitration, collaborative law, early neutral evaluation, and mediation. Attorneys here have years of legal and business experience, and they are expert at resolving domestic disputes, child custody issues, business succession, contract disputes, employment disputes, construction disputes, and more.

Cleveland, OH (216) 831-0042


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Schoonover, Rosenthal Thurman & Daray, LLC

Schoonover, Rosenthal Thurman & Daray, LLC is a Cleveland firm whose attorneys have more than a century of combined experience, having worked on thousands of family law matters. The firm has a strong commitment to securing the most favorable outcome for their clients -- whether that is through peaceful dissolution or combative divorce.

Cleveland, OH (216) 589-9600


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Schwartz Downey & Co., L.P.A.

Schwartz Downey & Co., L.P.A. provides alternative dispute resolution services to clients in Cleveland, Ohio. Best Lawyers have named Niki Schwartz (senior partner) as Cleveland Lawyer Of The Year on three separate occasions. She has been trained as a mediator for the United States District Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel, and she has mediated hundreds of cases. Her firm also specializes in criminal law and complex civil and commercial litigation.

Cleveland, OH (216) 696-7100


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Skirbunt & Skirbunt, LLC

Skirbunt & Skirbunt, LLC provides mediation services for divorcing couples, as well as facilitation of cooperative divorce and collaborative divorce. James R. Skirbunt is a leading thinker in the introduction and development alternatives to divorce litigation -- he is the co-creator and principal architect of Cooperative Divorce, and he is the founder of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy. James has more than 35 years of experience in the field, and he is firmly committed to presenting clients with all of their options and then creatively solving settlement problems. Skirbunt & Skirbunt also deals with appeals, divorce litigation, parental rights, premarital agreements, estate planning, and probate litigation.

Cleveland, OH (216) 363-1313


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Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan

Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan is a legal professional association that has served Northeastern Ohio for more than 80 years. It provides arbitration and mediation for attorneys, businesses, and governmental organizations -- the attorneys here have experience with hundreds of successful cases of alternative dispute resolution. Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan are fortunate to have a former appellate court judge as part of their legal team. She has a wealth of expertise in arbitration and mediation, and her services are sought after by courts and attorneys alike. Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan has offices in Chardon and Cleveland, where the firm practices business law, criminal defense, intellectual property law, labor & employment law, and more.

Cleveland, OH (216) 255-5431


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Zashin & Rich

Zashin & Rich, in Cleveland, is an expert at navigating complex disputes in the workplace and the family. Attorneys at the firm have a wealth of skill and experience with collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce, mediation, facilitated negotiation, arbitration, and private judging.

Cleveland, OH (216) 696-4441


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