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PREMi is an organization of dispute resolution experts who have numerous years experience in the various dispute resolution techniques.
William L. Weber, Jr.
William Weber possesses a rich background of litigation, commercial, and government relations experience that not only informs his mediation, arbitration, and private facilitation practice, but which has also helped him to place PREMi at the forefront of ADR services in Michigan.
In the early stages of a career that has spanned more than four decades, Bill was an antitrust lawyer for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. before joining the legal staff of the Automobile Industry Trade Association as Senior Antitrust Counsel. Later, he joined the General Motors law department, serving in a number of roles including Attorney in Charge of Environmental Law, Assistant General Counsel, Practice Area Manager, Legal Advisor to numerous GM committees and top management, and Special Counsel for legal and legislative matters.
Bill’s negotiation, human relations, and management skills help him lead and contribute to PREMi’s ongoing mission to be the foremost provider of ADR solutions in the state. He oversees his own docket of ADR matters and advises PREMi clients in selecting appropriate PREMi neutrals agreeable to all parties involved in particular disputes.
Recognized for his deep knowledge of arbitration and mediation and their many applications, Bill has appeared before the Michigan legislature, lobbying on behalf of new laws and reforms intended to cultivate more widespread adoption of ADR as an alternative to traditional courtroom litigation. For his efforts, the State Bar of Michigan’s ADR Section conferred upon him its Distinguished Service Award for 2013.
Mr. Weber joined the roster of Emeritus Members of the State Bar of Michigan when he moved to Seattle, Washington in 2019.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
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
HONORS AND AWARDS
- 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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