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PREMi  is an organization of dispute resolution experts who have numerous years experience in the various dispute resolution techniques.

Antoinette R. Raheem

Toni Raheem has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of law, more than a decade of which she has served exclusively as a mediator, arbitrator or other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) neutral.

Toni clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Julian Cook, and after which she went on to become a partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn. Toni opened her own practice in 1993, focusing on business, civil rights, domestic and defamation matters. In 2005, her practice converted to an exclusively ADR practice, including mediation, arbitration, fact finding and case evaluation. In addition, Ms. Raheem has taught ADR as an adjunct professor at Wayne State Law School, Michigan State College of Law and Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She has also taught conflict resolution theories at the Oakland University graduate school of Public Administration. 

Toni has conducted hundreds of mediations and arbitrations and has completed numerous advanced and basic ADR training programs.  She is a State Court-approved trainer for advanced and basic mediation training and on the court approved mediator list in several Michigan counties.

  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial litigation
  • Contracts
  • Defamation
  • Domestic
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Misconduct
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Torts 
  • Detroit College of Law, JD
  • Michigan State University, BA
  • General Civil Mediation Certified Training
  • Domestic Mediation Certified Training
  • Med/Arb Training (PREMi)
  • FINRA Arbitration Training
  • Dispute Resolution Skills, National Judicial College
  • Distinguished Service Award, State Bar of Michigan ADR Section, 2019
  • Women in Law Award 2018, Lawyer’s Monthly
  • Super Lawyer – Michigan, ADR (Thomson Reuters), 2017-2020
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators, 2015
  • George Bashara Award, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of State Bar of Michigan
  • Trailblazer Award, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association
  • Businesswoman of the Year Award, Association of Negro Business and Professional Women
  • Michigan
  • Bay County
  •  State Bar of Michigan, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Chair 2013-2014
  • Federal Bar Association, ADR committee founding member
  • State Court Administrative Office (SCAO)

Appointed to numerous Committees to revise Mediation Court Rules, update Mediator Standards of Conduct, and to advise on various state Mediation policies

  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education, presenter, instructor, and moderator of various programs
  • National Bar Association
  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association, ADR Committee
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Diversity Committee, Chair and Vice Chair
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, ADR Committee founding member
  • D. Augustus Straker Bar Association
  • Round Table Solutions, Board Member
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, Board Member 
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
  • Guest on Practical Law television program
  • Guest on Due Process television program


Michigan Legal News, Combining ADR Processes, October 2019

Institute for Continuing Legal Education website: “Ten Tips for A Successful Negotiation” September, 2015

 Family Law Journal, “Divorce and the Modern Family”, January 2014

 Family Law Journal, Columnist: “Mediation Matters”, April 2011-Present

 Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly, 11/08 “Mediation & the Seasoned Attorney”

 Laches, 9/08, “Justice at Heart, Good Business in Mind” 

Laches, May 2008, Co-Author with Zena Zumeta “Winning in Mediation”

State Bar of Michigan, ADR Newsletter, Thinking Creatively About Mediation

Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly, “Facilitative Mediation in Family Law Cases”, 2003

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PREMi is a unique association of lawyer ADR professionals with unparalleled expertise in ADR processes, the substantive disciplines that underlay disputes, and the state and federal courts that hear them.  Our mediator/arbitrators are diverse in every respect: dispute resolution styles, legal and educational backgrounds,
race, gender, and geography.