Best Mediators & Arbitrators in Madison

Why These Mediators & Arbitrators?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Madison 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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Barry Stern Mediation

Barry Stern Mediation is a solo-mediation practice located in Madison, Wisconsin. He has over 25 years of experience in practicing law, and has focused exclusively on divorce and family mediation since 2009. As a solo law practitioner, he provides mediation services to cases revolving around child custody, physical placement and visitation, parenting issues, division of property and debts, child support, and spousal and partner support. Barry Stern has proudly given back to his community by volunteering and helping community members with small home repairs, furniture moving, medical appointment transportation as well as providing care giving and case management services to disabled and elderly clients.

Madison, WI 53711


Bartell Dispute Services

Bartell Dispute Services is a mediation and arbitration firm located in Middleton, Wisconsin that was established by Hon. Angela Bartell (ret.). She has more than 30 years of experience and a distinguished legal career, which led her to forming the firm in 2008. She continues to draw from her judicial experience to adequately and efficiently serve her clients. The American Arbitration Association endorsed Angela Bartell as a Certified Neutral, and she was the recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award by the State Bar of Wisconsin. Bartell Dispute Services offers many mediation and arbitration services to clients including the hybrid format, family cases, business contract writing, and settlements.

Middleton, WI 53562


Cole Dispute Resolution

Cole Dispute Resolution is a specialized firm located in Madison, Wisconsin that was founded by Jim Cole. He boasts more than 40 years of experience in the areas of mediation and arbitration, and has earned a certain respect and reputation among his community for being an exemplary and skilled mediator of commercial and construction disputes and intellectual property cases. Cole Dispute Resolution is affiliated with many professional organizations including the American Arbitration Panel of Mediators, ADR Systems of America Panel of Neutrals, and the Resolute Systems Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators.

Madison, WI 53703


Terry F. Peppard

Terry F. Peppard is an attorney at law, mediator, and arbitrator located in Madison, Wisconsin who has been practicing law since 1973. In the years that have passed since he first began, he has become a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and has focused his mediation and arbitration services in the areas of financial cases and complex business transactions. He has also served as a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Board of Directors of the Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution, has co-created a Romanian-English legal dictionary, and has provided strategic planning for the National Union of Judges and the Regional Judges Association.

Madison, WI 53705


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