The AAA® is not solely about arbitration. In 2017, the AAA mediated 7,258 cases, the largest concerning a claim of $568,600,000.*

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Industries

The AAA mediates disputes in accounting, chemicals, commercial and residential construction, consumer, employment, energy, entertainment and sports, environment, financial services, franchise, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, labor, mass claims, real estate, and technology.

Largest Claim Amounts by Industry

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*Data is based on mediations with a monetary claim.

The Mediators: Expertise Matters

Parties need mediators who understand the intricacies of their cases and industries. The AAA National Roster of Mediators includes around 1,500 professionals well positioned to offer services on the array of fields noted above, and more.

AAA Master Mediator Panel

The AAA Master Mediator Panel is comprised of exceptionally experienced commercial and construction mediators skilled in helping parties in large complex cases negotiate productively to reach settlement efficiently.

This panel, members of which have been independently vetted by veteran attorneys of large-claim mediations, includes former federal or appellate-level judges, award winners for excellence in mediation, and writers and lecturers on the theory and practice of mediation.

Almost two-thirds of AAA B2B (business-to-business) cases initially filed as arbitrations are settled, and many are resolved through mediation, saving the time and cost of proceeding through arbitration to award.

In cases with claims or counterclaims exceeding $75,000, both the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules and the AAA Construction Industry Arbitration Rules require parties to mediate in conjunction with arbitration, unless they opt out. Master mediators can be instrumental in helping parties resolve their disputes in order to return focus to their companies’ core business activities.

Find a Mediator Database

AAA Mediation.orgSM, a division of the AAA, provides parties and attorneys with a database of mediators searchable by practice area, geographic location, and language. The site also provides information about the process of mediation and mediator training.

AAA Panel Diversity

The AAA is committed to the growth of diversity and inclusion of its panel members.

The AAA Roster of Mediators is comprised of 27% women and minorities, and 26% of the mediators appointed to cases are diverse.

Qualification Criteria for Admittance to the AAA Panel of Mediators
Application Information for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution International Panel of
   Arbitrators and Mediators

For more information

Please complete the form below for more information on AAA Mediation:

Featured Panelists


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Catharine Biggs Arrowood
Parker Poe
North Carolina
United States

Hugh J. Bell, Jr.
Henning Mediation &
Arbitration Services, Inc.
Georgia
United States

Raymond G. Bender
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
Washington D.C.
United States

Fred G. Bennett
Quinn Emanuel
California
United States


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Marc Borello
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
Roquefort les Pins
France

Thomas Brewer
Independent Arbitrator
Washington
United States

Gerry F. Doyle
Doyle & Bachman
Washington D.C.
United States

Allen B. Green
Dentons
Washington D.C.
United States


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Hon. Faith S. Hochberg
Judge Hochberg ADR
New York
United States

Kathryn J. Humphrey
Dykema
Michigan
United States

Paul Klaas
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
Minneapolis
United States

Steve Koh
Perkins Coie
Washington
United States


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Sharon L. Larkin
Larkin Ferrell
Washington D.C.
United States

Pamela Meredith
Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger
Washington D.C.
United States

Elliot Polebaum
Independent Arbitrator
Washington D.C.
United States

Kara M. Sacilotto
Wiley Rein
Washington D.C.
United States


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Lawrence Schaner
Schaner Dispute Resolution
Illinois
United States

Lester Schiefelbein
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
California
United States

Milton “Skip” Smith
Sherman & Howard
Colorado
United States

Stephen Smith
Independent Arbitrator
Colorado
United States


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Edna Sussman
Sussman ADR
New York
United States

Wolf von Kumberg
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
London
United Kingdom

Kellye L. Walker
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Virginia
United States

Richard Ziegler
Jenner & Block
New York
United States



For more information, please contact either vice president below or fill out the form above.                                                                                   
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Steve K. Andersen, Esq.

Vice President, ICDR
Los Angeles, CA
+1.213.271.9915  |  AndersenS@icdr.org

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Andrew Barton

Vice President, AAA
San Antonio, TX
+1.210.998.5750  |  BartonA@adr.org