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Paul F. Monicatti, Mediator & Arbitrator, Troy, Michigan.

Paul F. Monicatti

Impartial Dispute Resolution
100 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 350
Troy, MI, 48083
Tel: (248) 641-0060
Fax: (248) 641-8219
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Recognized to Michigan Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Med-Arb, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 1990
  • Total Mediations (as of Mar 2020): 2500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Mar 2020): 250


Since 1990 he has been a full-time professional mediator and arbitrator in Michigan and other venues, with extensive training and experience in all phases of conflict resolution, and has served as a neutral in 1000s of tort and commercial disputes since 1978.

Paul's prior diverse litigation experience in federal and state courts enhances his ability as a neutral. He pioneered the use of mediation in Michigan in the mid-1980's. He has mediated or arbitrated cases of all types and value including many multi-million dollar and multi-party tort and commercial cases, and 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. His peers have rated him “AV” in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory since 1989 – the highest ranking possible, and have voted him one of The Best Lawyers in America for dispute resolution as published by Woodward/White. He has been named as a Michigan Super Lawyer by Law & Politics. He co-authored the chapter on Settlement, Negotiation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) in ICLE’s Michigan Civil Procedure, and has been videotaped twice for advanced training purposes while conducting mock mediations. Additionally, he teaches an ADR class for law students.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • JD, Michigan State University College of Law
  • BA in Chemistry, Oakland University
  • Judicial law clerk for four years in State Circuit Court
  • United States Arbitration & Mediation mediator training, basic and advanced
  • United States Arbitration & Mediation medical staff hearing officer training
  • American Arbitration Association arbitrator training for securities and computer disputes
  • Pepperdine University School of Law Masters Forum for mediators

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Court approved mediator for federal courts in Michigan and Indiana and for state courts in Michigan
  • Past President, Distinguished Fellow and Co-founder of the International Academy of Mediators
  • National Advisory Board member for ACCESS ADR which promotes diversity in the dispute resolution field
  • Mediation Advisory Board member and seminar speaker/faculty for Michigan’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education, including advanced mediation training
  • Adjunct professor of law at The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Guest lecturer at various law schools
  • Speaker at conferences held by American Bar Association, International Academy of Mediators, State Bar of Michigan, various local bar associations and The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Trainer of mediators privately as well as for court programs
  • Author of articles for Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Michigan’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the State Bar of Michigan’s Cultural Awareness Project Manual
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan and its Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, Federal Bar for United States District Court for Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member, American Bar Association and its Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Member, Global Dispute Resolution Network
  • Member, Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan

Rates Information

$345 per hour

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