Judith Meyer

Top rated Alternative Dispute Resolution attorney in Haverford, Pennsylvania

Commercial Dispute Solutions
Judith Meyer
Commercial Dispute Solutions

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1988

Education: Cornell University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

Commercial Dispute Solutions

150 Rose Lane
Haverford, PA 19041-1618 Visit website


Attorney Judith Meyer is the founder and owner of Judith P. Meyer, Esq., in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Nationally recognized as among the top mediators and arbitrators in the country, Ms. Meyer assists a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Philadelphia metro and surrounding areas who are dealing with serious, pressing and highly emotional legal challenges involving any of the following:

·       Contract disputes

         Will contests

·       Mergers and acquisitions

·       Employment law matters

·       Business torts and fraud

·       Personal injury and wrongful death

·       Medical, legal and accounting malpractice

·       Environmental issues

·       Trademark infringements

·       Insurance disputes

Focusing solely on alternative dispute resolution techniques, Ms. Meyer has achieved considerable success helping her clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements without the need for expensive, time-consuming and stressful court battles. Throughout her legal career, she has served on numerous ADR panels for various local, state and national organizations, courts and commissions, and she is a certified mediator with the International Mediation Institute, where she has also served as chair of its Independent Standards Commission.

A leader in her field, Ms. Meyer has several publications to her credit, and she has served as adjunct legal professor of ADR at Cornell Law School since 1999. She has also served as chair of the Philadelphia Bar ADR Committee, and she maintains active involvement with various professional legal organizations, including the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the Academy of Advanced Practitioners and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, among others.

Honored for her professionalism and service, Ms. Meyer has earned many awards and honors throughout her career, including consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America and other top rankings from her peers. She also received the Francis Bacon Award for Excellence in Mediation from the Pennsylvania Bar Association in May 2016, and she is a fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance as well as distinguished fellow and board member of the International Academy of Mediators.

Ms. Meyer obtained her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and recipient of the Carey Writing Award. Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, she routinely volunteers her services as mediator pro bono with the Philadelphia Human Relations, the Court of Common Pleas and the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia.  She serves as a Settlement Master for the Philadelphia Commerce Court and a referee and discovery master for the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.  

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Practice areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Arbitration, Mediation

  • 100% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1974, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.judithmeyer.com/profile

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • , “Arbitration in the Time of COVID”, The Legal Intelligencer, September 8, 2020.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board Chair, Regional Board, Anti-Defamation League
  • Panelist, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; ADR Options; ADR Select
  • California Bar (inactive)
  • Idaho Bar (active)
  • Member, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Member, PA Bar (active)
  • Best Lawyers in America, ADR, 2006  - 2016;  PA SuperLawyer in ADR 2005  - 2016
  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution; Arbitration & Mediation Committees
  • Member, Academy of Court Appointed Masters
  • Member, American College of Civil Trial Mediators, 2000-2010
  • Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute & Chair, IMI Independent Standards Commission
  • Member, Academy of Advanced Practitioners, Association of Conflict Resolvers
  • Chair, Philadelphia Bar ADR Committee, 2011
  • Neutral, JAMS [co-founded Philadelphia office of JAMS, 2004-2006]
  • Mediator, New York Metropolitan Transit Authority, 1992
  • Arbitrator, USA Track and Field Olympic Trials, Doping Grievances Panel, 1998
  • Arbitrator, 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund; Arbitrator & Mediator, 2012 Hurricane Sandy Claims
  • Mediator & Arbitrator, Class Action Appeals Committee, Prudential Policyholders ADR Remediation Plan
  • Special Discovery Master & Referee Reliance Liquidation, Commonwealth Court of PA
  • Mediator, Superior Courts of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Mediator, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Judge Pro Tem, Commerce Court, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • Mediator, Business & Technology Case Management Program, State Courts of Maryland
  • Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre & US-China Business Conciliation Ctr, CCPIT Beijing
  • Mediator, United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals & US International Trade Commission
  • Arbitrator & Mediator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority [FINRA]
  • Mediator, US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • Arbitrator & Mediator, USDC, Eastern District PA
  • Mediator, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Distinguished Neutral, Commercial, Franchise, Employment Panels and National Panel, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution; Florence (Italy) International Mediation Center
  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial and Employment Panels
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute www.IMImediation.org; Chair, Independent Standards Commission, International Mediation Institute; Distinguished Fellow and Former Board Member, International Academy of Mediators; Member, American College of Civil Trial Mediators; Member, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Member, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; Best Lawyers in America, ADR, 2006, '07,'08,'09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators International Academy of Mediators, 2002
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Mediation in the Media”, Alternatives, 2005
  • The advantages of virtual hearings., Author, “Arbitration in the Time of COVID”, The Legal Intelligencer, September 8, 2020., Law, 2020
  • “Think Outside the Box:  Use Mediation Proactively,” Corporate Counsel Magazine, January 2005
  • Book Review, “Blind Spots”, M. Bazerman and A. Tenbrunsel, 2012, IAM Review
  • “ADR vs. The Bench:  Why Are Neutrality Standards Different?” Alternatives, April 2007
  • “When the Neutral’s Dilemma Hits:  Routine Problems, and the Not-So-Routine Repercussions of Common Arbitration Conflicts,” Alternatives, May 2007
  • “Mediators Alert:  Now, Certification Goes Global”, Alternatives, March 2008
  • Book Review, “Bargaining With the Devil” by R. Mnookin, 2010, IAM Review
  • Conversations on the Practice of Mediation, ABA –ADR Dispute Resolution Magazine, Winter 2016. Book Review, “Inside Out:  How Conflict Professionals Can Use Self-Reflection to Help Their Clients”, ABA-ADR Dispute Resolution Magazine, Summer 2015.   Book Review, “Anatomy of a Mediation”, James C. Freund, ABA-ADR Dispute Resolution Magazine, July 2013.   Book Review, “Blind Spots”, Max H. Bazerman and Ann E. Tenbrunsel, Mediation Letter International Academy of Mediators, July 2012.  Book Review, “Bargaining With the Devil:  When to Negotiate, When to Fight” by R. Mnookin, Mediation Letter International Academy of Mediators, June 2010. "Mediator Certification:  A Look at the IMI Standards", Dispute Resolution Journal, Aug-Oct '08; "Mediators' Alert:  Now Certification Goes Global", Alternatives March '08; "When the Neutral's Dilemma Hits:  Routine Problems, and the Not-So-Routine Repercussions of Common Arbitration Conflicts," Alternatives, May 2007; "ADR vs. the Bench:  Why Are Neutrality Standards Different?" Alternatives April '07; "Mediation in the Media", Alternatives Nov '05; "Think Outside the Box:  Use Mediation Proactively", Corporate Counsel Magazine, Jan '05; "Providing Alternatives to Litigation", WomensBiz.US, Oct '04; "Myths of ADR", Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Fall'04; "Pros and Cons of ADR - Practice Considerations, Dispute Resolution Journal, Summer '97, 2015
  • Dispute Resolution Magazine, Summer 2013
  • Book Review, “Anatomy of a Mediation”, James Freund
  • Contributing Columnist “On Professional Practice”, ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine, 2016
  • Rutgers Law (Camden)
  • Temple Univ, Dickinson School of Law (Penn State Univ)
  • Wharton School of Business, Beasley School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Adjunct Professor ADR, Cornell Law School 1999-present
  • Hearing Examiner, Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners
  • Fellow, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Distinguished Fellow and Former Board Member, International Academy of Mediators
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators [FCIarb]
  • Pennsylvania Bar 2016 Sir Francis Bacon Award for Excellence in Mediation
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Recipient Francis Bacon Award for Excellence in Mediation, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2016
Educational Background:
  • Barnard College, 1966Cornell Law School, 1974  /  Moot Court Board; WPCarey Writing Award, 1966
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Awarded Sir Francis Bacon Award by Pennsylvania State Bar for Excellence in Mediation., 2016
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Arts + Business Council; Court of Common Pleas; Senior Citizens; Anti-Defamation League chair emerita; Board American Jewish Committee, 2018
  • Commissioner, Lower Merion Township Historical Commission, 2000-2013
  • Commissioner, Human Relations Commission, Lower Merion Township, 2018
  • Mediator Pro Bono, Philadelphia Human Relations Commission
  • Mediator Pro Bono, Arts + Business Council Of Philadelphia
  • Judge Pro Tem, Philadelphia Commerce Court, 2006-; 2000-, Member, Historical Commission, Lower Merion Township, PA; 2004- Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Chair International Affairs Committee 2009-, Chair Civil Rights Committee 2007-2009, Chair 2015-2017, Anti-Defamation League; Volunteer Attorney, Child Advocates Center, 2016
  • Regional Board Chair, Lower Merion Township Historical Commission, 2015-2017
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • I have worked solely as a neutral - mediator, arbitrator, Judge Pro Tem, Discovery Master, Referee for the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania - since 1995., 2022
  • Settlement of over 2000 mediated cases, 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Construction Defects
  • Delay And Acceleration Claims
  • Employment
  • Executive Employment Claims
  • Franchise
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Title VII
  • Torts And Personal Injuries
  • Will Contests

Office location for Judith Meyer

150 Rose Lane
Haverford, PA 19041-1618

Phone: 215-563-1480


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