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Hon. John A. Ward, (Ret.) Speaks at IICLE’s Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Institute

Hon. John A. Ward, (Ret.) Speaks at IICLE’s Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Institute

February 25, 2015

On February 23rd, 2015, Hon. John A. Ward, (Ret.) spoke at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) 2nd Annual Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Institute.  Judge Ward’s presentation was entitled, “Review, Reverse & Remand – The 3 R’s of Appellate Practice.”  He presented with Commissioner Michael J. Brennan of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, […]

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Marc Becker Joins the RSI’s Board of Directors

Marc Becker Joins the RSI’s Board of Directors

February 16, 2015

ADR Systems would like to congratulate company president, Marc Becker, on his new position as member of the Board of Directors for the Resolution Systems Institute (RSI).  The RSI Executive Committee noted that Marc is dedicated to developing quality ADR services, and believed that Marc’s experience and knowledge of the ADR industry would be an […]

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Billik and Smith to Speak at DCBA ADR Committee

Billik and Smith to Speak at DCBA ADR Committee

January 30, 2015

On February 3, 2015, Hon. Richard J. Billik, (Ret.) and Meghann Smith, Esq. will be presenting to members of the DuPage County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, on the topic of, “Tips on Choosing the Right Mediator for Your Case.”  The presentation is a continuing legal education (CLE) course that will provide attorneys with […]

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Brown to Speak at the KCBA 2015 Civil Court Practice Seminar

Brown to Speak at the KCBA 2015 Civil Court Practice Seminar

January 16, 2015

On February 19th, 2015, ADR Systems senior mediator and arbitrator, Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), will speak at the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA) Civil Practice Committee’s 2015 Civil Court Practice Seminar.  Judge Brown will discuss the topic of voir dire and jury selection.  Specifically, Judge Brown will offer best-practice tips for how attorneys can effectively […]

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Orbach to Speak at NAMIC’s 2015 Claims Conference

Orbach to Speak at NAMIC’s 2015 Claims Conference

January 14, 2015

On February 11th, 2015, ADR Systems senior mediator and arbitrator, Hon. Jerome Orbach, (Ret.), will speak at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies’ (NAMIC) 2015 Claims Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  He will be presenting with Karin Bogenschnieder of West Band Mutual Insurance.  Their presentation is entitled, “Successful Alternative Dispute Resolutions,” and will give an overview […]

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Understanding the Benefits of Private Mediation for IP Disputes

Understanding the Benefits of Private Mediation for IP Disputes

December 5, 2014

To ensure that we offer the best in intellectual property (IP) mediation, ADR Systems has assembled an all-star panel of IP neutrals, including some of the field’s most prominent attorneys.  However, it might not be clear why you and your client should consider fee-based private mediation for your IP matter when it is often possible […]

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Using Mediation to Expedite Resolution of IP Disputes

Using Mediation to Expedite Resolution of IP Disputes

December 2, 2014

Intellectual property (IP) law is a rapidly expanding field, and has grown to involve many of the intangible assets that distinguish a business from its competitors.  Because of this, ADR Systems has assembled an all-star panel of IP neutrals, made up of some of the field’s most prominent IP attorneys.  Our IP practice group includes Martin Robins, […]

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ADR Systems Neutrals Featured in Leading Lawyers Top 10 ADR Neutrals

ADR Systems Neutrals Featured in Leading Lawyers Top 10 ADR Neutrals

November 20, 2014

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. Joseph N. Casciato, (Ret.), Hon. Thomas P. Durkin, (Ret.), Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.), and Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman, (Ret.) for being featured in the Leading Lawyer’s (September 2014) Top 10 ADR Neutrals.  Judges Casciato, Hogan, and Nudelman were listed among the Top 10 ADR: PI Neutrals, and Judges Durkin and Nudelman […]

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Gary M. Ropski, Esq. Named Top IP Attorney in Illinois

Gary M. Ropski, Esq. Named Top IP Attorney in Illinois

October 29, 2014

ADR Systems is proud to announce that Senior Mediator and Arbitrator Gary M. Ropski, Esq. was recently voted the top intellectual property (IP) attorney in Illinois by Leading Lawyers.  Leading Lawyers is a publication that names the top attorneys in each state based on the recommendations of their peers statewide. Mr. Ropski was also featured in […]

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Hon. Robert V. Boharic, (Ret.) to Speak in NBI Video Webcast

Hon. Robert V. Boharic, (Ret.) to Speak in NBI Video Webcast

October 29, 2014

On November 20, 2014, Hon. Robert V. Boharic, (Ret.) will be speaking in the National Business Institute’s (NBI) video webcast entitled, “Small Companies – Big Problems: Legal Management of Shareholder and Partner Disputes at Closely-Held Entities.”  The video webcast is a continuing legal education (CLE) course that provides attorneys with valuable knowledge for how to manage every […]

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Judge Burke successfully mediated a complicated case with little chance of being resolved.  He read every word of the parties' submissions, asked astute questions, and worked hard to find a path to resolution.  Judge Burke communicated with the parties themselves - so that they felt they were important participants in working toward resolution. The case I thought was never going to settle, settled.

Robert W. Smyth, Jr., Esq.Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth