Mr. McLauchlan has been practicing law for over 38 years and concentrates his practice in arbitration and mediation, complex business disputes, insurance coverage,professional liability, construction litigation and reinsurance law. He is a Certified Arbitrator and Qualified Mediator for the AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-US)and is a graduate of the Northwestern University Mediation Skills training program and advanced mediator training from the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. He is a Court certified mediator under the Court-Annexed Major Case Civil Mediation Program in Cook County, Law & Chancery, Lake County and DuPage County, Illinois. He is also an approved mediator for the United States District Court, Northern District W.D. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has extensive litigation, arbitration and mediation experience and handles cases all over the US and Internationally.
David has mediated complex business disputes including disputes between major corporations, their captive insurer and reinsurers involving multiple claims and multiple issues including issues of bad faith practices. He has mediated aviation related disputes involving major crashes and complex insurance issues; professional liability disputes; business owner succession and reorganization disputes; family trust administration disputes; family corporation disputes, minority shareholder disputes with the controlling shareholders; construction litigation disputes; and contract disputes between patent holders and licensees. He has also served as a volunteer mediator in court related proceedings and regularly serves as an Arbitrator in commercial disputes.
I generally charge $400 per hour for my services which is normally divided among the parties. I require the parties to execute a retention agreement related to my services and my fees. Once we have fixed on a mediation schedule my fees will include a minimum fee for a scheduled day of mediation and in most instances will require the parties to pay in advance a reasonable estimate of fees anticipated based upon a reasonable expectation of the length of the process contemplated by the parties. All fees in excess of the guaranteed minimum are fully refundable.