Bette Roth is a full-time mediator and arbitrator, and has handled more than 1,000 cases involving a wide range of employment, commercial, securities, construction, and real estate disputes. In mediation, she has helped her clients settle their cases at a rate exceeding 96 percent. She has also served as chairperson or sole arbitrator in at least 150 arbitrations. Prior to 1992, Ms. Roth was a trial lawyer for several years in private practice in San Francisco, and prior to that she was an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Among other organizations, Ms. Roth mediates and arbitrates with American Arbitration Association (AAA), CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, Real Estate Bar Association (REBA), Resolute Systems, Inc., and Case Closed. She is certified as a mediator by the International Mediation Institute in The Hague.
Ms. Roth has spoken extensively on mediation and arbitration for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), the Boston Bar Association (BBA), where she served as co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Litigation Section, the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), and she has trained arbitrators through MCLE and mediators through AAA. Among others, she has published numerous articles on dispute resolution with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the ALI-ABA.
Ms. Roth is the primary editor and contributing author of the national two-volume text, The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide (Thomson/West), which was a finalist for the 1994 CPR book award. This text is widely cited by litigants and judges, and has become a staple in most law libraries. Ms. Roth publishes its yearly updates, which has kept her on the forefront of ADR developments for the past 22 years.
In addition to being selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the field of ADR by Boston Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine for the past nine years, she received the John Dunlop Dispute Resolution Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2001 for her work in mediation. Ms. Roth also teaches mediation at Boston University School of Law.
Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016
To: Bette J. Roth
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Admitted 1985, Massachusetts
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Last Updated: 11/15/2016