& Clerk of Court
James AmendChief Circuit Mediator
Wendy DeanCircuit Mediation Officer
Annette YoungCircuit Mediation Administrator
202-275-8120717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20439
Judith Meyer, Esq.
Mediator & Arbitrator
150 Rose Lane Haverford, PA 19041-1618
Judith Meyer is a full-time mediator and arbitrator. She is a principal in her own firm. She is an adjunct professor of negotiation and mediation at Cornell Law School.
J.P. Meyer Associates – Principal
Attorney Mediator & Arbitrator
JP Meyer Associates, 1994-present; Of Counsel, Bazelon, Less & Feldman, (formerly Bazelon, Less & Price), Philadelphia, 1988-94; Partner, Lande, Rolston & Meyer, Beverly Hills, 1984-88; Hearing Officer, Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, 1979-88; Partner, Meserve, Mumper & Hughes, Los Angeles, 1979-83 [Associate 1973-1979].
Twenty-five years as civil trial lawyer litigating disputes in eminent domain, business and UCC claims, construction, real estate, insurance, and commercial lending.
Twenty years as mediator and arbitrator resolving complex commercial claims in contract, environment, construction, employment, attorney and accounting malpractice, securities, insurance coverage and bad faith, franchise, class actions, and bankruptcy.
Professorships and Lecturer
Adjunct professor, Cornell Law School teaching Negotiation and Mediation; Lecturer on Mediation: University of Pennsylvania Law School; Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, Executive Education Program; Rutgers Law School, Dickinson Law School, and Temple University Law School; ALI-ABA Continuing Legal Education and Bar Courses on ADR.
Judge Pro Tem/ADR Panels
Judge Pro Tem, Commerce Court, Philadelphia; Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court, Eastern District Pennsylvania; CPR International Institute of Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Panel of Distinguished Neutrals; American Arbitration Association, Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Panels; National Arbitration Forum; Federal September 11 Victims Compensation Fund of 2001; Appeals Committee Prudential Policyholders Alternative Dispute Resolution Remediation Plan; EEOC Mediation Service Panel; National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; General Services Administration Employment Dispute Resolution; USA Track and Field Olympic Trials; American Health Lawyers Association; Resolute Systems, Inc.; ADR Options; U.S.-China Business Mediation Center; New Jersey Superior Court Appointed Mediator; Construction Dispute Resolution Systems.
Representative Cases Handled as Mediator
Mediated over 1000 cases. Representative cases include $90 million office-park construction defect; infringement of copyright registration and trade dress rights in commercial product; software licensing dispute between IT companies; claim of system failure by NASD broker against clearing house; dispute over underground spill of petroleum in 20-acre shopping mall contaminating soil and groundwater; dispute between pharmaceutical firms over inclusion of placebo form of product in asset purchase agreement; withdrawal of senior debt commitment by bank after reliance by network television; dispute between bank and insurer over reinsurance trust account; dispute over patent license assignments and income sharing; sexual harassment and retaliation claim against publicly traded company; ADA claim against United States Air Force by civilian employee; breach of exclusive global distribution rights to software technology, failure to market technology and misappropriation of confidential information; dispute over purchase and attempted residential development of 69 acres subject to Federal Wetlands Act; denial of benefits to manager under corporate change in control plan after merger; long-term manager's claim for continuing employment in Fortune 1000 company after downsizing. Other cases include employment claims under Title VII, the ADA, FMLA and ADEA, accounting malpractice, insurance bad faith and motor vehicle franchise disputes.
Admitted to the Bar: California, 1974 (inactive status since 1989), Pennsylvania, 1988 (active), and Idaho, 2004 (active). U.S. Tax Court, 1982. Professional Associations International Academy of Mediators (Current Fellow, Board Member, 1997-2007); American College of Civil Trial Mediators; International Mediation Institute, Advisory Council on Certification of Mediators; American College of Arbitrators; Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution; American Bar Association (Section on Dispute Resolution); Pennsylvania Bar Association; California Bar Association (inactive); Philadelphia Bar Association (ADR Committee); Montgomery Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Committee).
Barnard College (BA, 1966); Cornell University (JD, 1974), Moot Court Board.
Representative Publications/Speaking Engagements
“When the Neutral’s Dilemma Hits: Routine Problems, and the Not-So-Routine Repercussions of Common Arbitration Conflicts”, Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Vol. 25, No. 5, May 2007; “ADR v. the Bench: Why Are Neutrality Standards Different?", Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, CPR International Institute of Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Vol. 4, April 2007; “Mediation: 20 Tips in 40 Minutes”, 3rd Annual PBI Institute, March 2007; “Powerful Persuasion: What Mediators Really Want to Hear”, Trial Magazine, Vol. 42, Issue 4, April 2006; “Think Outside the Box: Use Mediation Proactively”, Corporate Counsel Magazine, January 2005; “Providing Alternatives to Litigation,” WomensBiz.US, October 2004; “Seven Common Myths of ADR” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, September 2004; Pros and Cons of ADR” Dispute Resolution Journal, Summer 1997; “Mediation Works” Dispute Resolution Journal, April-June 1995.
Ms. Meyer is also a frequent presenter on mediation to law firms, bar association practice sections and professional associations.