Panel of Neutrals

Peggy Foley Jones

Peggy Foley Jones pictureAs a mediator, arbitrator and former judge, Ms. Jones’ experience and skills have yielded positive results for her clients. Ms. Jones offers a way to resolve disputes
through methods that are private, creative and practical for all parties. Using her experience and knowledge as a state and appellate court judge, Ms. Jones is uniquely qualified to expediently resolve a variety of disputes.

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Hon. Robert W Bertucci, ret.

Hon. Robert W. Bertucci, ret. picture

From 2001 until his retirement from the bench in 2018, Judge Bertucci served in the County Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County where he was the Assignment Judge for tax deed cases and presided over annexation, civil forfeiture, election, mental health and property tax cases.  He concentrates his ADR practice on financial, commercial, contract and business disputes, but mediates other civil matters as well.

For more information, see Bob Bertucci’s printable biography.

Hon. Patrick F. Lustig, ret.

Hon. Patrick Lusting, ret. pictureJudge Patrick F. Lustig, a highly respected judge and attorney, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his private mediation practice. With over 36 years of civil litigation experience as both a Judge and practicing attorney, he has established an excellent reputation in the legal community for his knowledge of the law, fairness and ability to help parties resolve disputes that they are unable to resolve on their own.

For more information, go to Patrick Lustig’s website or see Patrick Lustig’s printable biography.

Hon. Margaret Mullen, ret.

Judge Margaret Mullen retired from 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois in December of 2017 after a 25-year judicial career. She sat in the Law Division for 14 years, where she presided over civil litigation including personal injury, commercial and insurance coverage matters, as well as administrative review. During her judicial career, Judge Mullen developed a reputation for resolving cases in the pre-trial mediation process. She is focusing her mediation practice on the resolution of personal injury, professional malpractice, divorce, commercial and insurance coverage matters.

For more information, see Margaret Mullen’s biography.

Hon. Jack Fleming, ret.

Hon. Jack Fleming pictureJudge Jack Fleming brings his extensive judicial mediation experience in the Cook County Probate Division to his private mediation practice. In the Probate Division, he was sought after by lawyers and their clients to mediate pending litigation, including in cases that were not on his call.  He completed mediation training at the National Judicial College. While Judge Fleming has extensive experience mediating all facets of probate matters, including estate, trust and guardianship issues, he is also qualified to mediate contract, commercial, business and other civil mattes. He retired from the bench in 2018.

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Hon. Russell Hartigan, ret.

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Judge Russell Hartigan is President of the Illinois bar, and partner at the law firm of Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd.  He brings his judicial experience combined with his extensive experience litigating civil matters to his private mediation and arbitration practice.  During his judicial tenure, Judge Hartigan was known as a highly effective pre-trial mediator, helping lawyers and their clients resolve pending litigation through the mediation process.  He was rated “Highly Recommended” by the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association for Circuit and Appellate Courts.

For more information, go to Russell Hartigan’s website or see Russell Hartigan’s biography.

Jonah Orlofsky, Esq.

Jonah Orlofsky, Esq. photoMr. Orlofsky began mediating and arbitrating cases in 2011 and since then has resolved hundreds of cases in a wide range of areas, including insurance coverage disputes, class actions, attorney-fee disputes, real estate disputes, employments claims, 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. He is also a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).

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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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Richard A. Devine, Esq.

Richard Devine PictureDick Devine is the former Cook County State’s Attorney (1996-2008).  Mr. Devine brings over 45 years experience as a trial lawyer to his Alternative Dispute Resolution practice.  He is available to serve as a mediator, arbitrator, special referee and evaluator.  Mr. Devine concentrates his mediation practice on the resolution of complex commercial, eminent domain, public entity, employment, product liability, transactions and corporate matters.

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Joseph L. Stone, Esq.

Joseph Stone pictureJoe Stone concentrates his mediation practice on the resolution of employment, commercial, financial and transaction disputes.  He is of counsel to the law firm Seyfarth Shaw, LLP. Joe is past president of the Chicago Bar Association, and was the founding director of the Loyola University of Chicago Law School – Randy & Melvin Professor of Business Law Center & Clinic from 1999 to 2014.

For more information, see Joseph Stone’s printable biography.

Hon. James E. Sullivan, ret.

James E. Sullivan pictureHon. James E. Sullivan (ret.), a fifteen-year veteran of the Cook County Circuit Court Law Division. In 2011, he was recalled to the bench by by the Illinois Supreme Court, again serving in the Law Division, presiding over cases involving catastrophic personal injury, product liability and medical/legal negligence. Additionally, Judge Sullivan was assigned to hear multi-party and complex Commercial Calendar cases and settled a series of national class action matters relating to a widely used blood thinning medication. Judge Sullivan has successfully conducted hundreds of mediations in matters such as medical/legal negligence claims; large multi-party product liability cases; class action suits; complex business disputes and construction disputes. Judge Sullivan is a certified Mediator in the Chancery and Law Division Mediation Programs and served on the committees that developed those programs. He is also an Arbitrator with the recently inaugurated Cook County Commercial Calendar Mandatory Arbitration Program.

For more information, see James E. Sullivan’s printable biography.

Wendell W. Clancy, Esq.

Wendell W. Clancy PictureWendell Clancy brings over 50 years of experience as a litigator to his mediation practice. His deep and vast experience litigating cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants instills confidence with the parties during the mediation process. Over the past two decades, he has mediated and resolved pending litigation disputes involving death, dismemberment, quadraparaplegic and other forms of disabilities. Mr. Clancy also brings a unique perspective to his practice, having garnered successful verdicts on both the plaintiff side and the defendant side of the courtroom, including punitive damages.

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Marc J. Siegel, Esq.

Marc J. Siegel PictureMarc J. Siegel is the Founder and Managing Partner of Siegel Law Group Ltd., and has  practiced labor and employment law in Chicago for his entire career. He has a unique labor and employment background, representing both individuals and businesses in a variety of matters. Mr. Siegel understands all aspects of the employment relationship, as he is not only an advocate, but also a certified mediator.  He is a member of Resolute Systems Illinois Employment Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators.

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Michael W. Clancy

Michael Clancy PictureVoted Top 3 Finalist in the Midwest

Mike Clancy established his mediation practice in 2006.  He concentrates his practice on the resolution of medical malpractice disputes, hospital and nursing home negligence cases, and substantial personal injury matters.  He has also mediated trucking accidents, construction, probate and real estate matters.  Mike is widely sought after as a continuing legal education lecturer, and has been invited to speak by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the United States Department of Justice, and many local bar associations.

For more information, go to Michael Clancy’s website.

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Dennis A. Berg, Esq.

Dennis (Denny) Berg PictureDennis A. Berg is partner in the Chicago law firm of Pipal & Berg, LLP. He has been a trial attorney for the past 20 years, and has had the unique experience of representing both plaintiffs and defendants at trial. Mr. Berg combines the evaluative and facilitative mediation models. In the evaluative mode, he is especially known for helping his clients move into value ranges that ultimately result in settlement.

For more information, see Dennis A. Berg’s printable biography.

Hon. Jennifer Duncan-Brice, ret.

Judge Jennifer Duncan-Brice PhotoJudge Jennifer Duncan-Brice concentrates her mediation practice on the resolution of substantial personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, construction defect and business and commercial matters. She is a certified e-Discovery mediator. Additionally, Judge Duncan-Brice mediates discovery disputes, as well as serves a case evaluator.

For more information, go to Jennifer Duncan-Brice’s website or see Jennifer Duncan-Brice’s printable biography.The National Law Journal Midwest Best of 2018 Winner - Individual Mediator Jennifer Duncan-Brice


Hon. Gilbert Grossi, ret.

Gilbert Grossi PictureJudge Gilbert Grossi has extensive experience resolving civil litigation from his judicial tenure on the Circuit Court of Cook County. He successfully resolved thousands of civil and criminal matters through the pre-trial process. Judge Grossi concentrates his mediation practice in the areas of Personal Injury; Contract Disputes; Real Estate Disputes; Product Damage; Products Liability; Employment Contracts and Employment Separation Agreements.

For more information, see Gilbert J. Grossi’s printable biography.

Hon. James F. Henry, ret.

Henry-photoJudge James F. Henry has significant experience resolving complex civil and commercial matters through the mediation process. Judge Henry has successfully mediated a wide variety of cases including a class-certified banking matter; contract; commercial; discovery disputes; insurance coverage; construction defect; real estate & condominium disputes; probate and employment matters.

For more information, go to Judge James Henry’s website or see Judge James Henry’s printable biography.


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Reginald A. Holmes, Esq.

Reginald Holmes PictureReg Homes has presided over matters ranging from small dollar matters to amounts in controversy well in excess of $200 million. Mr. Holmes has handled disputes from a variety of fields, such as Intellectual Property and Technology, Labor and Employment, Real Property and Construction, Financial, Entertainment, Sports and Franchise, as well as International disputes. He is Resolute Systems Mediation Practice Director, and has extensive experience training mediators nationally.

For more information, see Reginald A Holmes’ printable biography.