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PREMi is an organization of dispute resolution experts who have numerous years experience in the various dispute resolution techniques.
Martin C. Weisman
One of PREMi’s original founders, Martin Weisman offers a wealth of experience in alternative dispute resolution approaches, formats, and successes.
Marty is an accomplished advocate in his own right, having focused his practice on commercial litigation for more than 50 years, representing plaintiffs and defendants alike. Because of his reputation for fairness, he has served multiple times as an expert witness in contract, banking, lending, corporate/partnership, real estate, and professional negligence matters, and has been appointed by various courts as to help resolve business and commercial disputes as a special master, mediator, and arbitrator. He has earned the admiration of his peers in the business and legal communities, as evidenced by repeated accolades such as DBusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyer honors, an AV Preeminent Lawyer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and designation as a Michigan Super Lawyer each year since 2007.
In addition to his busy mediation and arbitration practice, Marty also serves as one of PREMi’s lead trainers, and a driving force behind the organization’s Med-Arb program. He is also an active proponent of the expanded use of ADR in Michigan, and has testified before the state legislature in support of new and revised dispute resolution statutes and rules. Marty’s commitment to ADR as a means to resolve business and legal disputes also extends to educating other lawyers and the public regarding its benefits and advantages, and he is a frequent speaker, author, and faculty member for organizations such as Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the Michigan Bar Journal, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the American Arbitration Association.
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Over 50 years’ experience in commercial law including banking, finance, partnership and shareholder disputes, real estate and construction matters, professional negligence, travel law, non-competition and trade secret issues, employment disputes, automobile dealership and supplier issues, probate and estate matters, product liability issues, as well as general commercial contract disputes.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- University of Michigan, J.D.
- Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A.
- American Arbitration Association
- Arbitrator I: Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process
- Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues
- Institute for Continuing Legal Education
- Mediation Training
- Advanced Arbitration and Mediation
- Oakland County Bar Association, Case Evaluation
- Med-Arb: The New Frontier in ADR
HONORS AND AWARDS
Has been named a Michigan Top Lawyer by dBusiness magazine each year since 2009 and a Michigan Super Lawyer by Michigan Super Lawyers each year since 2007, Is rated Preeminent by Martindale and Hubbard, 10 ( thee highest rating) by Avvo.com and was elected to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, He was the Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan from 2014-2015 and a member of its Council for the prior 6 years.
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
American Arbitration Association Complex Commercial Panel for Arbitrations and Mediations; National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, The State Bar of Michigan and its Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Real Estate Law Section and Litigation Section, The Oakland County and Detroit Bar Associations, the American Bar Association and Professional Resolutions Experts of Michigan
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING
Alternative Dispute Resolution Training Faculty, AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2013; Faculty, AAA Everything You Wanted to Know About the New RUAA, But Were Afraid to Ask, 2013; Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute, 2013; Faculty, AAA Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing, 2013, 2011; Faculty, AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2012; ICLE/State Bar of Michigan ADR Section, Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010; State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Advanced Mediation Training, 2011; AAA/Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association/Oakland County Bar Association, ADR Joint Networking Event, 2010; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2009; ICLE Annual Mediators’ Forum: Advanced Mediation Training, 2009; State Bar of Michigan ADR Section, Brain Science Behind Mediation, 2008; ICLE Advanced Mediation Training Master Class, 2007; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2006; AAA Arbitrator I: Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, 2006; Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Advanced Arbitration and Mediation, 2005, 2006; Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Mediation Training, 2002; Oakland County Bar Association, Case Evaluation, 2002; various other ADR training. ACE 20 – Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2019; AAA ACE 19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; ACE 18 – Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; AAA Best Use of Med-Arb: The Advantages, 2017; ACE 12 ~ eDiscovery: Arbitration in a Digital World, 2016; AAA Med-Arb/Arb-Med – Try Them You’ll Like Them (Faculty), 2015; AAA Motion Practice in Arbitration: Worthwhile or an Expensive Distraction?, 2014; AAA Panel Dynamics: Effective Techniques for Panelists 2014; Faculty, ICLE’S 13th Annual Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute 2014; Faculty, AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2013; Faculty, AAA Everything You Wanted to Know About the New RUAA, But Were Afraid to Ask, 2013; Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute, 2013; Faculty, AAA Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration:
Publications Co-author, “Admissibility of Evidence & Expert Testimony in Michigan”, NBI, 2004; “Hints on Navigating the Minefields of Expert Testimony”, NBI, 2007; “Resolution of Real Estate Partnership and Membership Disputes,” REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION, State Bar of Michigan, 2002; “Liability of Travel Agents & Tour Operators for Personal Injuries of Travelers”, LACHES, 1995, MICHIGAN BAR JOURNAL, 1996; “Constructing the Construction Loan,” BANKING LAW INSTITUTE, 1990; “Non-Neutral Parties Add Layer of Expense, A Neutral Arbitrator’s View of Party Appointed Arbitrations”, LAWYERS WEEKLY, April 6, 2009; “Mediators Should be Facilitators and Evaluators”, LAWYERS WEEKLY, February 15, 2010; “Med/Arb:A Time and Cost-Effective Combination For Dispute Resolution”, LAWYERS WEEKLY, October 10, 2011; “Managing The Arbitration Process-Combining Carrots and Spurts to Determine Desired Process”; ICLE 10th Annual Advanced Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Institute, March 17, 2011; “Is Med/Arb the Process For You?” MICHIGAN BAR JOURNAL, JUNE 2015; Med-Arb: The Best of Both Worlds, ABA DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE, Spring, 2013; “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Virtual World” DETROIT LEGAL NEWS, March 2020.
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