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Dorothy Ufot

Dorothy Ufot

Lagos, Abia
Tuneen Chisolm

Tuneen Chisolm

An ADR neutral since 2009, principal Tuneen Chisolm is a former litigator with over twenty years of experience focused on intellectual property, entertainment, and unfair competition litigation and related counseling. She has represented talent and various corporate entities in a variety of matters relating to the music, film, television, literary…
Atlanta, Georgia
John Kodo

John Kodo

La Garenne-Colombes, Haute-Normandie
Ijeoma Ononogbu

Ijeoma Ononogbu

Ijeoma Ononogbu is an International Arbitrator and  Solicitor of England and Wales, with expertise in International Dispute Resolution, International Trade, and International Commercial Law. An international dispute resolution lawyer trained in dual common law jurisdictions, Nigeria and England & Wales. She has an LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution…
London, City of London
Peter Singh Jr.

Peter Singh Jr.

A depth of experience helping startups, investors, and businesses of all sizes informs Peter Singh’s services as an arbitrator and mediator. An attorney at Fourscore Business Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, Singh has guided businesses and investors through venture capital financing, intellectual property protection, commercial transactions, licensing and partnerships, mergers…
Jeanne Charles

Jeanne Charles

Jeanne Charles brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) area. Each case is very different and must be handled with the level of care, expertise and experience that is relevant to its specific facts. Committed to the practice area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Jeanne…
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Tina Patterson

Tina Patterson

Tina E. Patterson, MDR , MCIArb is the Principal of Jade Solutions, a woman-owned, MBE/DBE/SBE, SWaM, WOSB and WBE certified small business that provides management consulting services in the areas of alternative dispute resolution and community engagement, proposal management and grants management support, and project management and training. Tina has…
Germantown, Maryland
Nania Owusu-Ankomah

Nania Owusu-Ankomah

Nania is a Partner at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah in Ghana. She regularly advises and represents clients in a range of high value litigation and arbitration disputes. She is listed on CPR’s Panels of Distinguished Neutrals, the LCIA Database of Arbitrators and the Ghana ADR Hub List of Arbitrators. She…
Accra, Greater Accra
Rebekah Ratliff

Rebekah Ratliff

Rebekah Ratliff, CCLS is a mediator, arbitrator and neutral analyst with JAMS. She is a credentialed former commercial insurance claims professional with more than 25 years of experience in evaluating, negotiating and settling complex casualty claims loss matters, nationwide and internationally with settlements totaling in the millions. Having evaluated thousands of…
Atlanta, Georgia
Rena Scott

Rena Scott

Rena, Co-Leader of the Geneva Office, brings strong knowledge and experience in international arbitration representing companies in highly complex and high-value disputes involving a wide variety of cross-border matters and on major projects (commercial, retail, residential, high rise, low rise, infrastructure, and power (conventional and clean generation)). Rena acts as…
Geneva, Geneve
Vivien Zimba

Vivien Zimba

Vivien Zimba is a lecturer in law and former Legal Officer of Zambia State Insurance Corporation (ZSIC Limited). She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK and Zambia, and a member of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. Vivien has sat as sole arbitrator,…
Ndola, Copperbelt
DeAndra Roaché

DeAndra Roaché

DeAndra Roaché is a professional full-time neutral specializing in arbitration, mediation, and fact-finding of various disputes such as labor, employment, financial securities, construction, consumer, and other business disputes. She conducts arbitrations and mediations via in-person and virtual/online formats. Ms. Roaché works with companies, court systems, and individuals in various industries…
Bowie, Maryland
Donald Lewis

Donald Lewis

Don Lewis is a founding shareholder of Nilan Johnson Lewis PA in Minneapolis. His practice focuses on internal corporate investigations, white collar civil fraud, and complex employment and healthcare litigation. Don served as Dean of the Hamline University School of Law from July 2008 through December 2013. Don’s trial career…
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lisa W.  Timmons

Lisa W. Timmons

Lisa W. Timmons is the chair-elect of the ADR Section of the Michigan State Bar. She is an arbitrator, mediator, case evaluator, facilitator, and fact finder of labor, employment, consumer, and commercial cases with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) (employment, commercial, and consumer panels), New Era ADR, National Mediation and…
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Hugh Fraser

Hugh Fraser

New York, New York
Victoria Kigen

Victoria Kigen

Victoria Kigen is a licensed Kenyan Attorney with experience practicing in both Kenya and the United States. She received her Master’s Degree in International Arbitration from University of Miami School of Law. Areas of practice includes International Arbitration ( Investment and Commercial), Corporate Law, corporate governance, ADR processes such as,…
Nairobi, Nairobi Area
Brent Clinkscale

Brent Clinkscale

Brent Clinkscale is an Independent Arbitrator, Mediator and Litigation/ADR Consultant.   A veteran advocate with experience in both trials and arbitrations,  Brent has over 25 years as counsel and lead counsel in complex litigation trying numerous cases in both federal and state courts in the United States. Brent’s concentration is…
Greenville, South Carolina
Tafadzwa Pasipanodya

Tafadzwa Pasipanodya

Washington, District of Columbia
Nneka Emilia Onyema

Nneka Emilia Onyema

Emilia Onyema, is a Professor of International Commercial Law at SOAS University of London. She holds a PhD in international commercial arbitration from Queen Mary University of London. She is qualified to practice law in Nigeria and as a Solicitor in England & Wales; and she is a Fellow of…
London, Barking and Dagenham
Verlyn Francis, J.D., LL.M. (ADR)

Verlyn Francis, J.D., LL.M. (ADR)

VERLYN FRANCIS is a an experienced international arbitrator and mediator in Commercial, Civil, Consumer, Estates, Family, and Disability disputes. She is the Principal ADR Consultant at Isiko Dispute Resolution Consultants Inc. Ms. Francis has used her technological expertise to conduct hearings by video-conference since 2015. In addition to her independent…
Toronto, Ontario
Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour

Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour

Adedoyin Oyinkan Rhodes-Vivour, SAN is the founding partner of Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co, a firm of solicitors, advocates and arbitrators. The firm specializes in providing corporate commercial, litigation and arbitration/ADR services. Adedoyin is a chartered arbitrator and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is active in international arbitration.…
Victoria Island Extension, Lagos
Homer C. La Rue

Homer C. La Rue

Professor La Rue is an experienced and highly-sought arbitrator and mediator of workplace and other disputes. He has over thirty-five years of experience in a variety of industries and settings including, but not limited to, airlines, railroads, retail, higher education, telecommunications, public sector state and local government and federal sector.…
Columbia, Maryland
Gaensly Joseph

Gaensly Joseph

Queens, New York
Alan Symonette

Alan Symonette

Media, Pennsylvania
Laverne Lewis Gaskins

Laverne Lewis Gaskins

Law Office of Laverne Lewis Gaskins 1/2020-present, Practice Areas: Arbitration, Mediation, Civil law. Arbitration/Mediation PANELS   Arbitrator, (Employment and Consumer Panels), American Arbitration Association (AAA). Arbitrator, United States Postal Service/ American Postal Workers Union AFL-CIO.  Arbitrator, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).…
Augusta, Georgia
Harry Matovu QC

Harry Matovu QC

London, Lincolnshire
Joyce Mitchell

Joyce Mitchell

Joyce is an experienced employment and labor attorney of 30 years licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia, a Distinguished Fellow and Board Member of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM),  and a panel arbitrator.  Joyce has been an arbitrator since 1997 when she took her training and served…
Rockville, Maryland

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