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May 31, 2024

Michigan Court of Appeals Reverses Circuit Court Vacatur of Public Sector
Labor Arbitration Award

By Lee Hornberger

This article reviews Michigan Dep’t of State Police v Michigan State Police Troopers Ass’n, ___ Mich App ___, COA 363241 (December 28, 2023) (Judges Gleicher, Jansen, and Rick), app lv pdg. In Michigan Dep’t of State Police, the Court of Appeals reversed the Circuit Court vacatur of a public sector labor arbitration award.

Mediator of the Month

Lee Hornberger is a former
Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution
Section of the State Bar
of Michigan, former Editor of The Michigan Dispute Resolution Journal, former Chair of
the ADR Committee of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association, former member of the State Bar’s Representative Assembly, former President of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association,
and former Chair of the Traverse City Human Rights Commission. He is a member of the Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan (PREMi), an invitation-only group of Michigan’s top mediators, and a Diplomate Member of…

PREMi ADR Spotlight

Published: Oakland County Legal News
June 26, 2024

The Power of Mediation in Safeguarding Parental Rights and Combating Neglect and Abuse in Michigan

by Philip Schaedler

In the realm of family law, Michigan, like many other states, grapples with the delicate balance between protecting parental rights and ensuring the safety and well-being of children. Cases involving allegations of parental neglect and abuse can be emotionally charged and complex, often culminating in…

Mediator of the Month

Phillip Schaedler began his legal careerwith the defense litigation law firm of
Janes & Hall P.C. in Mt. Pleasant,
Michigan, representing local health care facilities, physicians, and financial institutions.

In 1984, Phill began a 20-year career in the health care and insurance industry representing some of the nation’s leading community hospitals and health care systems as well as the world’s oldest and fourth largest property and casualty insurance company.  He has been a national leader in the area of health care risk management and alternative risk…

What is PREMi?

PREMi is an organization of attorney dispute resolution experts who have numerous years of experience in both conflict resolution processes and subject matter knowledge in many industries and disciplines.

What WE Do…

Courtroom litigation can be expensive in both dollars and time.
That’s why you need PREMi.

Mediation: For lasting resolutions

Why PREMi? PREMi’s independent mediators have years of experience successfully helping parties settle a wide variety of disputes. Mediation allows the parties to shape their own resolutions, resulting in agreements that last.
What is mediation? A PREMi… 



Arbitration: A Streamlined process to reach a decision

PREMi can customize an arbitration process to your unique case.  We are innate problem solvers with a full range of subject matter expertise, able to focus on the issues and facts in the case and determine the right process. Feel free to call us Today.



Med-arb: An adaptation to conventional arbitration

Med-Arb is a combination of both resolution processes – Mediation and Arbitration.  The parties agree in advance that they will first try to resolve the matter by mediation, and if they are not successful in resolving the dispute, then a PREMi… 


                                          Speak to a
Dedicated Dispute
Resolution Expert

PREMi is prepared to help you find
the right ADR professional – the best fit for
process and subject matter expertise-to meet
the unique needs of your dispute. 
Contact Executive Director Bill Weber Who
will walk you through your options.

Plan a First Meeting

Whether by text, email, phone, video conference, or in person, PREMi will facilitate the first contact among attorneys and parties to help you design a dispute resolution process to fit your particular dispute.  Do you need a facilitator, evaluator, negotiation coach, or an arbitrator?  How many sessions?  Who should attend?  A PREMi professional can help you answer these critical questions and more.

Find the Right Mediator

A legal dispute can be one of the most difficult experiences a person may ever deal with. It is important that your mediator is a “good fit” for all participants and that the mediator is effective in resolving the dispute. 






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