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Barbara Weisman



  • Professor James B. Boskey New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section ADR Practitioner of the Year – 2005-2006

  • “Drafting ADR Clauses that Work”, New Jersey Lawyer, February 2005; reprinted Business Law Section Newsletter, New Jersey Bar Association, August 2005

  • Former Editor, New  Jersey  State  Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Newsletter

  • State of New Jersey Judicial College lecturer, 2006

  • Committee of Arbitration Administrators/Civil CDR Point Persons lecturer, 2006

  • Panelist, ADR Day, NJAPM and NJSBA dispute resolution programs

  • Moderator, 2005 Verona Municipal Council Election Debate


     State of New Jersey  -  1979; State of New York, Third Department - 1989
Federal District of New Jersey - 1979; Third Circuit Court of Appeals - 1991;
            Supreme Court of the United States - 1986


            Barbara Weisman, Esq., Verona, New Jersey

  • 1994 through present - exclusive neutral practice in alternative dispute resolution (excluding matrimonial/family); including but not limited to employment,   construction, legal and medical malpractice, LAD, consumer, real property, liability, commercial, contract,  securities, debt, false arrest/imprisonment, civil rights, banking, fraud, environmental and Tort Claims cases.

  • American Arbitration Association (AAA) Personal Injury Protection Arbitrator - handled 1000 AAA arbitrations and wrote over 500 AAA decisions, 1994 – 2001

  • American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Neutrals, Special Bankruptcy Panel  2001-2003

  • 1999 through present  - arbitrator and/or mediator for:

  • Superior Court of New Jersey Roster of Mediators, Statewide Mediation Program for Civil, General Equity and Probate (mediated over 375 cases since 2001)

  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Panel of Certified Arbitrators

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, Essex, Hudson and Union County Panels of Arbitrators (formerly also Bergen, Middlesex and Passaic)

  •  New Jersey Municipal Court Mediation Program, Essex County Panel of Mediators

  •  New Jersey State Agriculture Development Committee Certified Mediator

  • The National Arbitration Forum Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

  • NASD Regulation, Inc. Roster of Neutral Arbitrators

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey Roster of Mediators

  • National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM)

  • Resolute Systems Roster of Mediators and Arbitrators

    Law Office of Samuel A. DeGonge/formerly DeGonge Chappell, Belleville,

    New Jersey

  • 1988 through 1994  - trial attorney primarily defending complex cases.

  • Experience including, but not limited to, medical and nursing malpractice, liability, Tort Claims,  wrongful discharge, discrimination, contracts (including employment), false arrest and imprisonment and maritime.

  • Tenant organization attorney and Rent Board attorney for the City of Bayonne.

Office of the New Jersey Solicitor, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

  •  1982 through 1988 - litigator primarily in defense of cases including liability, common carrier, maritime, sovereign immunity, discrimination, contracts (including construction), employment, Workers’ Compensation, bankruptcy, police defense and policy, and prosecution/resolution of commercial debt.

            Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 1980 through 1982 - Assistant Prosecutor in Grand Jury, Juvenile and  Domestic Relations Court and Trial Team. Co-author of administrative manual for Fugitive Unit. Former certified instructor, Police Training Commission, Division of Criminal Justice.

            Office of Professional Discipline, New York State Department of Education

  •  1979 through 1980 - Senior Investigator monitoring disciplined, licensed professionals (excluding attorneys and pharmacists); investigation of applicants for licensure and suspected unlicensed practitioners.

            Lamb, Hutchinson, Chappell, Ryan & Hartung, Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 1976 through 1979  - law clerk working in varied areas of liability.


  • Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation Workshop

  • NASD Panel Member Training; NASD Chairperson Training

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, County Arbitration/Mediation Trainings and Trainer

  • United States District Court, Arbitrator Training

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, Advanced Mediation Training

  • Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Chapter Associate, 1998-2000

  • Agricultural Mediation Training Course by New Jersey State Office of Dispute  Settlement

  • Civil Mediation Training Course and Family Law Mediation Training Course -  Institute for Continuing Legal Education

  • American Arbitration Association No Fault Arbitrator Trainings


  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM)

  • New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) - Dispute Resolution Section (Past Chair; Board of Directors) 2000-present; Unlawful Practice of Law Committee (Vice Chair; Past Chair), 1984-1994;  Construction & Public Contract Law Section member

  • American Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section

  • Association for Conflict Resolution

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character - 1990-1997

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law – 1994-2006

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution; Civil Subcommittee Member 2005-present

  • Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution,  Chapter Master, Team Leader and Executive Board Member, 2000-present

  • Guest Lecturer, Rutgers Law School

  • Trainer, Mentor and member of Mediator Facilitating Committee, Superior Court of New Jersey Roster of Mediators, Statewide Mediation and Advanced Mediation Training Program for Civil, General Equity and Probate


Seton Hall Law Center - J.D. 1979 - Centennial Scholarship for Excellence
Douglass College - A.B. magna cum laude 1975