A Poem In Memory of

William Louis Weber, Jr.


Preemies require care and attention
And sometimes medical intervention

When PREMi was developed, Bill spoke with dedication
About his vision, excitement and motivation

Like for preemies, the food and proper nourishment
Yielded a top-notch PREMi group with accomplishments

Publicity, websites, articles, ADR day
Bill upended stones in every way

For those members who did not volunteer for what they would do                                Bill would strive to find a place for them, too

Where’s your article, send your dues, don’t forget the next meeting                               If you didn’t hear him the first time, he would be repeating

We reminisce so much over our PREMi experiences
And our lifelong friends and professional acquaintances

Not a meeting went by without Bill’s soliloquy
Of how he loved and appreciated his family

Assigning cases, sometimes in an instance                                                                                    Bill would even conduct PREMi meetings from a distance

Holiday meetings were “OH WHAT FUN”
Bill ended every meeting with a thank-you, a smile and a pun

It goes without saying that we certainly will
Conduct our PREMi gatherings in HONOR OF BILL!

Peace, Bill

  • Antitrust
  • Auto Supplier Disputes
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate
  • Environmental
  • Franchise
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Public Interest Facilitation

University of Cincinnati, College of Law, J.D.

Marquette University, B.S.

Approved Mediator, Oakland County Circuit Court

Approved Mediator, Macomb County Circuit Court

Mediator, 37th District Court

Mediator, 46th District Court

Approved Mediator, Oakland County Bar Association

Antitrust Trial Lawyer with the Federal Trade Commission

Senior Antitrust Counsel, Automobile Industry Trade Association

Attorney in Charge of Environmental Law, General Motors Legal Staff

Assistant General Counsel, General Motors Legal Staff

Practice Area Manager and Legal Advisor, General Motors Legal Staff

Special Counsel to General Motors Corporation for Legal/Legislative matters

Med-Arb: The New Frontier in ADR

  • Distinguished Service Award, State Bar of Michigan ADR Section


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and D.C. Circuits

U.S. Supreme Court

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • ADR Section, Executive Council
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Dispute Resolution Education Resources, Inc.
    • President and Member of the Board
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

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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.