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Judge John Ward, (Ret.) is scheduled to conduct a Q&A on ‘Negotiation and Mediation in Workers’ Compensation’ at Brice Downey & Lenkov on September 20, 2013. Taking the format of a ‘hands on, how-to’ discussion, the focus will be on mediation and settlement from the standpoint of a workers’ compensation lienholder. Judge Ward will give insight into helpful strategy and tactics for settlement issues presented at mediation and pre-trial conferences. Questions addressed will include: ‘What should be in the lienholder’s mediation or pretrial memorandum?’ and ‘How do we deal with a plaintiff or defendant who opens with a ‘presumption’ that the workers’ compensation lien will be waived?’

Judge Ward is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems. His areas of expertise include personal injury, products liability, insurance coverage, professional liability, and workers’ compensation.

For Judge Ward’s bio, click here.

My mediation at ADR Systems proved to be extremely successful, thanks to the professionalism of our mediator.  Judge Kelley adeptly settled a very complex case involving serious injuries.  His patience, knowledge of the case, and considerate treatment of the parties involved all contributed to reaching a settlement that both sides found acceptable.  Kudos to Judge Kelley and ADR Systems for an experience I hope soon to repeat.

Thomas P Cernek, Esq.Law Offices of Thomas P. Cernek & Associates