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ABA Mediation Week: Judge Bernthal Makes the Case for Mediation

ABA Mediation Week: Judge Bernthal Makes the Case for Mediation

October 11, 2016

As a prelude to the American Bar Associations’ national Mediation Week, celebrated the third week in October, the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ran an article by ADR Systems’ senior mediator and arbitrator, Hon. David G. Bernthal.  The article, published October 9, 2016, was titled, “Progress Made in Effectiveness of Mediation,”  It offered a brief  retrospective look back […]

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Judge Panter Frequent Guest Speaker at Chicago Law Firms

Judge Panter Frequent Guest Speaker at Chicago Law Firms

October 7, 2016

Hon. Michael R. Panter, (Ret.) has been invited to be a guest presenter at several  law firms in the past few weeks. Judge Panter presented a variety of topics including “Analysis of Injury Trial Reports” at Pretzel & Stouffer Chtd. on September 13th, “Jury Verdict Review” at Donahue, Brown, Mathewson & Smyth on September 15th […]

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Judge Durkin Settles Complex Insurance Coverage Issues in Multidistrict Class Actions

Judge Durkin Settles Complex Insurance Coverage Issues in Multidistrict Class Actions

October 6, 2016

ADR Systems’ longest serving mediator and arbitrator, Hon. Thomas P. Durkin, (Ret), successfully mediated the insurance aspects of class actions that the parties never thought would settle.  The mediation involved class actions in many different districts of the country, joined by Multidistrict Litigation Rules in Charleston, South Carolina.  There were tens of thousands of claimants […]

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Get to Know our Newest Neutral:  Judge Helaine Berger

Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Judge Helaine Berger

September 30, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Hon. Helaine L. Berger, (Ret.) has joined ADR Systems’ distinguished panel of mediators and arbitrators.  Judge Berger will concentrate in family law.  She served for 18 years as a judge in the Cook County Circuit Court’s Domestic Relations Division and the Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Department. Her high […]

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Irving B. Levinson, Esq., to Appear at Chicago’s Second City

Irving B. Levinson, Esq., to Appear at Chicago’s Second City

August 23, 2016

One of ADR Systems’ neutrals is performing in a two person show, Jew-Si-Can: Diversity Uncorked, at Chicago’s The Second City on four Sunday evenings in September.  Senior mediator and arbitrator, Irving (Irv) B. Levinson, will be taking the stage at Second City’s Beat Lounge for four 8:00 pm performances. The musical and comedic show which Mr. […]

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Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.)

Get to Know our Newest Neutral: Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.)

August 2, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Hon. David G. Bernthal, (Ret.) has joined ADR Systems’ distinguished panel of senior mediators and arbitrators.  Judge Bernthal has more than 20 years of experience as a magistrate judge for the US District Court for the Central District of Illinois.  During his time on the bench, he was praised […]

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Judge Haddad Settles High-Profile Lawsuit

Judge Haddad Settles High-Profile Lawsuit

May 12, 2016

ADR Systems congratulates Hon. William J. Haddad, (Ret.) for recently settling a difficult, high-profile case that was spotlighted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The case involved a plaintiff who was sexually abused by a man she met through a popular online dating service.  The victim claimed that the dating service was negligent in their failure […]

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I direct all of my attorneys to explore ADR on their files.

David Petrich, Esq.Senior Partner, Sandman, Levy & Petrich