Massachusetts ADR Organizations & Service Providers
Here for your benefit are links to the preeminent ADR organizations, agencies and companies involved in mediation/arbitration within the State of Massachusetts.
The Academy has worked cooperatively with various bodies to ensure that only the most experienced professionals are included in our member roster. Note that there are no formal certification requirements for the private practice of mediation and arbitration in Massachusetts, nor any requirements for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in this state.
Collegial ADR Assocations
Massachusetts Bar, ADR Standing Committee
The Bar's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Standing Committee is working to make ADR an integral part of the judicial system and a first step in resolving conflicts, not an afterthought. The Committee aims to allow practitioners to share experiences and offer members CLE opportunities to increase their neutral skills. For more information, click here.
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
MCFM is a non-profit organization established over twenty-five years go by family mediators interested in sharing knowledge and setting guidelines for family mediation. is the oldest professional organization in Massachusetts dedicated to family mediation. With over 250 members, MCFM sets standards to guide the professional practice of family mediation in Massachusetts, and offers a certification program for qualified members. For more info, visit www.mcfm.org.
ADR Panel Firms
Commonwealth Mediations & Conciliation, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Commonwealth is a private dispute resolution firm dedicated to providing unparalleled mediation and arbitration services. The firm has a strong reputation with the litigation community, with 3 of its neutrals recognized to the Academy since 2008. The firm's strength lies in the skills and abilities of its seasoned mediators, as well as the team's experience resolving complex, multi-party arbitrations. High profile cases over the years have included the Archdiocese of Boston Abuse case, The Station nightclub fire, the 2006 Big Dig ceiling collapse. For more information, please visit www.commonwealthmediation.com.
The Mediation Group, Inc.
Mediating since 1985, mediator Brad Honoroff formed The Mediation Group over 30 years ago with partner, David Matz. Over the years, TMG has worked closely with attorneys from many hundreds of law firms large and small, locally and nationally. Now with over a dozen panelists covering a wide range of expertise, TMG is one of New England's most respected ADR panel firms. For more info, visit www.themediationgroup.org.
NADN State Chapters
America's Top Rated Civil Mediators & Arbitrators
Need a mediator or arbitrator from outside of Massachusetts? NADN is pleased to recognize the most experienced civil/commercial neutrals around the United States, as voted by local litigators. Please feel free to visit our National Directory at www.NADN.org.