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JUDITH MEYER

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JUDITH MEYER, Esq.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Judy Meyer has been a trial lawyer since 1974 and a full-time mediator and arbitrator since 1994.  She is listed for 2005 and 2006 as a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer and for 2006 in Best Lawyers in America in ADR.  She mediates and arbitrates construction disputes, ranging from homeowner disputes with contractors to $70 million dollar construction disputes in the construction of a 13-building educational complex.  She has mediated numerous construction disputes, among them:

  • Acceleration damages claim by GC against pre-cast concrete sub for failure to keep contract schedule;
  • Dispute between GC and Owner over scope of work in converting historic office building to residential;
  • Mold contamination in dormitories due to alleged HVAC maintenance failure;
  • Multi-prime, $70 million school construction dispute;
  • Environmental remediation of industrial site contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons;
  • Building collapse due to failure of pre-cast weighted spandrel beam;
  • Dispute over reconstruction of historically registered urban water works;
  • Homeowners’ Association suit for soil subsidence under condo units;
  • Improper curb cut and design dispute involving architect, environmental design company, Owner and GC;
  • Multi-contractor dispute in construction of major urban business and retail center;
  • Nine-party dispute over multi-million dollar repair of commercial garage;
  • Pre-litigation dispute over collapse of ice hockey arena roof;
  • Property damage claim due to blasting; and
  • Homeowner suit for improper construction/renovation against GC.

Ms. Meyer has taught mediation and negotiation at Cornell Law School.  She is a board member of the International Academy of Mediators, a member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a distinguished neutral with the CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, a Judge Pro Tem with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and a certified mediator by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  She is a full-time neutral familiar with the transformative, facilitative and evaluative forms of mediation and with all arbitration processes.  She was a litigation partner Meserve, Mumper & Hughes (Los Angeles) and with Lande, Rolston & Meyer (Beverly Hills).  She was of counsel to Bazelon, Less & Feldman (Philadelphia). 

EDUCATION

Ms. Meyer is a graduate of Barnard College (1966) and Cornell Law School (1974) where she won the E.D.P. Carey Writing Award and was appointed to the Moot Court Board.  She taught mediation and negotiation at Cornell Law School 1999-2004.  She lectures frequently on ADR to national and local bar associations, law firms, and ADR providers.  She writes and publishes frequently on ADR processes, current issues and best practices.  She serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and for the Commerce Court.  She is certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  She was named a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer in 2005 and 2006, and as a Best Lawyer in America in ADR in 2006.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Ms. Meyer is an active member of the Pennsylvania and Idaho bars, and an inactive member of the California bar.  She is a member of the ABA ADR Section of Dispute Resolution and of the Forum on the Construction Industry.  She is a member of the ADR Committee of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.  She is a Fellow and Board Member of the International Academy of Mediators.  She is a member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and a member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.  She served on the Construction Panel of the American Arbitration Association.  She is a member of the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.  She serves on the mediation and arbitration panels of JAMS, the NASD and NAF.  She serves on the Historical Commission of Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  She is a member of the Association of Conflict Resolvers. 

SPECIALIZATIONS

Ms. Meyer has served as an active neutral since 1990.  She has specialties in construction, insurance, environmental clean-up, employment and personal injury.