Judith Meyer, Esq. is recognized as one of the country’s leading mediators and arbitrators. In the last 30 years, she has resolved over 1200 commercial mediations and arbitrations involving contract, environmental, employment, construction, tort and personal injury, professional liability, business and commercial, employment, environmental, intellectual property, and insurance disputes. Ms. Meyer has served as a mediator or arbitrator on a number of high profile ADR panels including the September 11 Victims’ Compensation Fund of 2001, American Arbitration Association Construction, Commercial, Complex Claims, and Employment Panels, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, EEOC Mediation Services Panel, FINRA, U.S. International Commerce Commission, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Maryland District Court, New Jersey Superior Courts, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and Philadelphia Commerce Court – as a Mediator and as a Judge Pro Tem. She is a Distinguished Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators, a Fellow of the London-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow in the American College of Arbitrators and a member, American College of E-Neutrals.
A former litigation partner in a major California firm, and a founder of her own litigation firm in Beverly Hills, Ms. Meyer was one of the founders of the Philadelphia JAMS Dispute Resolution Center in 2004. She is a Distinguished Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators and is certified by the International Mediation Institute where she serves as Chair of the Independent Standards Commission. Ms. Meyer brings a special skill set to each mediation. She makes a total commitment to the parties and their counsel to be their negotiation guide through first referral to final resolution. She brings high energy and total commitment to a process that requires quick grasp of the essential business and legal issues of a dispute, as well as astute comprehension of the shifting dynamics between the parties – lawyers and their clients. She parses and reframes complex issues and moves the parties from positions to interests. One area where she is most sought after is in “high-emotion” cases as she is known for her ability to “calm” a situation and help the parties focus on a successful resolution.
Ms. Meyer currently teaches Negotiation and Mediation at Cornell University Law School. She has also lectured to students on mediation at the University of Pennsylvania, Dickinson, Temple, and Rutgers Law School. For the last seven years, Ms. Meyer is named in Best Lawyers in America in the field of ADR, and is named as a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer in ADR. A graduate of Barnard College, she received her law degree from Cornell University Law School, where she won the E. E. Carey Award for Legal Brief Writing Excellence, and served on the Moot Court Board.
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