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Jonah Orlofsky, Esq.

Jonah Orlofsky, Esq. photoMr. Orlofsky began mediating cases in 2011 and since then has mediated hundreds of cases in a wide range of areas, including insurance coverage disputes, class actions, attorney-fee disputes, real estate disputes, consumer claims, and securities fraud. He has extensive training in both facilitative and evaluative mediation techniques and uses what is appropriate based upon the nature of the case and the needs and desires of the parties. Mr. Orlofsky is a certified mediator in the Cook County Law and Chancery Divisions, as well as the Lake and Will County mediation programs.

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Resolute Mediators Take Top Three Positions in Midwest Mediator Rankings

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Judge Jennifer Duncan-Brice

Resolute Systems’ mediators finished 1, 2 and 3 in a 2016 ranking of Midwest Mediators the company announced. Former Chicago Judge Jennifer Duncan-Brice was ranked the top mediator in the Midwest, followed by Chicago-based mediators Faustin Pipal and Michael Clancy in the Annual Best of the Midwest Reader Rankings from The National Law Journal. Resolute Systems was named the top ADR provider in the Midwest in the same rankings.

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Faustin Pipal, Esq.

“We are extremely pleased with these results,” said Michael Weinzierl, vice president of Resolute Systems. “Jennifer Duncan-Brice and Faustin Pipal have been previously ranked among the top mediators in Chicago. Having Mike Clancy join them to form the top three mediators in the Midwest is outstanding.”

Weinzierl also added that it was an honor for Resolute Systems to be named the top ADR firm in the Midwest in the survey as well.

Michael W. Clancy, Esq. picture

Michael W. Clancy, Esq.

According to The National Law Journal, more than 1,000 readers cast votes in the survey. The National Law Journal has the largest paid circulation of any weekly publication serving the national legal community. It is owned by ALM, the preeminent 172-year-old legal publishing company.

For more information, contact Mike Weinzierl at 800-776-6060, x125 or

Hon. Michael J. Shim

Honorable Mike Shim pictureMichael Shim is an Administrative Law Judge for the Chicago Park District. As an ALJ, Mike conducts formal appeal hearings regarding terminations/suspension of employees, rules on preliminary motions, rules on evidentiary objections, prepares and issues recommended decisions including findings of fact and conclusions of law. Additionally, he serves as a mediator and arbitrator in private ADR matters, primarily in the area of employment disputes. He is also a Workplace Investigator for the Cook County Forest Preserve District.

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