On October 9, 2014, Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) is participating in a panel presentation entitled, “Mediation Perspectives.” The panel will discuss strategies for successful mediation and pre-trial settlement in both medical and non-medical cases. Issues under discussion will include timing, venue selection, preparation, ethical considerations, and practical solutions to common roadblocks to case resolution. Other panelists include Scott Beckman, Vice President for ISME Mutual Insurance Company; Justice Michael J. Gallagher, (Ret.), former First District Appellate Justice; Hon. Clare Elizabeth McWilliams, Cook County Circuit Court Judge; and Howard S. Schaffner, Esq. of Hofeld and Schaffner. The presentation is sponsored by Cassiday Schade.
Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems. Former Chief Judge of Kane County, he has extensive experience in settling personal injury, workers’ compensation and other civil matters. As a mediator, Judge Brown is known for his keen ability to easily connect with people and promote productive communications between all parties. Judge Brown is a beloved pillar of the community, who has been recognized numerous times for his community service.