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Paul F. Monicatti

Paul Monicatti has been an arbitrator since 1983, pioneered the use of mediation in Michigan in the mid-1980s, and since 1990 has been a full-time professional mediator and arbitrator in Michigan and other venues.

Paul has extensive training and experience in all phases of conflict resolution, and has served as a neutral in thousands of tort and commercial disputes of all types and value, including many multimillion-dollar and multi-party cases.  He was the court-appointed settlement master in the multi-billion dollar Dow Corning breast implant insurance coverage litigation.  He also has served by court appointment as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, case evaluator, receiver, expert witness, umpire, and referee.  Best Lawyers in America named him the 2011 Detroit Area ADR Lawyer of the Year.

Paul authored the chapter on Mediation, Arbitration, and Other Dispute Resolution Methods and co-authored the chapter on Settlement, Negotiation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution in ICLE’s Michigan Civil Procedure, and twice has been recorded for advanced training purposes while conducting mock mediations.  He teaches ADR at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, guest lectures at other law schools, and has trained mediators privately and for court programs.

Paul is a frequent speaker, author, and faculty member for various organizations including the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, American Bar Association, International Academy of Mediators, Association for Conflict Resolution, State Bar of Michigan and local bar associations, The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Michigan Lawyers Weekly.