Jerome F. Rock

Jerome F. Rock

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Jerome F. Rock, Arbitration & Mediation P.C.
 | 745 Grand Marais St, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: 313-999-0173
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution,
  • Business Litigation (0%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (0%),
  • Technology Transactions (0%),
  • Closely Held Business (0%),
  • Real Estate: Business (0%)
Attorney Profile

Jerome F. Rock is an attorney, engineer, and former business executive who maintains a full-time practice as a mediator and arbitrator for general civil, insurance and indemnity, business, technology, automotive supplier, and construction industry disputes. He is on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association for commercial, construction, and large complex cases, and also serves as a Private Arbitrator. Mr. Rock is also on the panel of civil mediators for the Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw County Circuit Courts, as well as the roster of approved ADR Neutrals for the Business Court for the Third and Sixteenth Judicial Circuits. Mr. Rock focuses  on Business Court cases , particulary where there is an opportunity to engage in  Early Case Mediation and enhanced  multi stage facilitation for complex cases. His approach to Mediation relies on Interest Based Negotiation principles and he often schedules Pre-Mediation sessions with each party prior to the formal Mediation Hearing as a strategy to greatly improve the quality of the outcomes.  He has served as court-appointed mediator and special master in federal and state courts and acts as a facilitator of negotiations for complex business transactions. Mr. Rock has been a construction and business lawyer, a chief executive of a high tech engineering firm, and has degrees in both mechanical and civil engineering as well as law. Mr. Rock has beens a licensed residential builder, LEED accreditied professional with the US Green Building Council, a former adjunct lecturer in engineering and construction law, and the holder of a U.S. patent. He is a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit and serves on the board of directors of the Michigan chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America. Mr. Rock is also a member of the Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan (PREMi) and an instructor for the SCAO-approved advanced mediation course on Med-Arb. He is the Chapter Author for Settlement & Negotiation for ICLE’s Michigan Civil Procedure. Mr. Rock has earned the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating of Preeminent. He has served as a Director and Secretary Board of Directors of the Detroit Athletic Club, and is an advanced SCUBA instructor.  His website is www.JeromeRockLaw.com.

White Papers

  • Improving Outcomes in Mediation with use of in person pre-hearing conferences in Business Court Cases - Improving Outcomes in Mediation with use of in person pre-hearing conferences in Business Court Cases

  • Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol 65, Issue 2/3, p72. (2010) - The Dispute Resolution Journal is the national publication of the American Arbitration Association.  Paper discussed the impact of Green Building trends on the  Arbitration process in the construction industry; development of a model of sustainablility as a preferred way to assess green building trends.

  • About Jerome Rock

    Admitted: 1977, Michigan

    Professional Webpage: www.JeromeRockLaw.com

    Honors/Awards:

    • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent, Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubbell

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • LEED Accredited Professional by U.S. Green Building Council Licensed Residential Builder, State of Michigan
    • Licensed Builder, State of Michigan

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Macomb County Bar Association, Co-Chair ADR Committee, Civil Practice Committee; Engineering Society of Detroit, ADR Committee; Michigan Chapter, Design Build Institute of America, Board of Directors; Detroit Athletic Club, Board of Directors 2007-2013.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Assist Judges in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties at Status and Settlement Conferences acting as Dispute Resolution Advisor to explain strategies for use of various ADR options.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Chapter author for Negotiation and Settlement, ICLE Michigan Civil Procedure, 2nd Ed. (2012-2016), Chapter Author: Negotiation and Settlement, Michigan Civil Procedure, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Civil Litigation, Negotiation And Settlement, 2012
    • Michigan Busiess Courts-The Expanding Role for ADR, Oakland County Legal News, Detroit Legal News, February 28, 2014.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Adjunct Lecturer, Wayne State University, Engineering and Construciton Law;  Faculty, American Arbitration Association, Construction Arbitration Training; Faculty, Med-Arb SCAO approved training program.

    Newsletters:

    • State Bar of Michigan, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, ADR Quarterly, October 2009.  Mediation: Off Ramps on the Litigation Super-Highway. Discussion of mediation as an opportunity to resolve civil  disputes at different stages of the litigation process., Mediation: Off Ramps on the Litigation Super Highway, ADR
    • Discussion on the expanding role of ADR in the Michigan Business Courts, Michigan Business Courts - The Expanding Role of ADR, Business Court / ADR

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, UDM, 1972;  Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Nortwestern University, 1973;  J.D. UDM 1976.

    Industry Groups

    • Business
    • Complex Commercial Disputes
    • Construction
    • Technology
    Office Location for Jerome F. Rock

    745 Grand Marais St
    Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

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    Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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