Mr. Yusem’s expertise runs
the full gamut from negotiation through mediation (facilitative and evaluative),
arbitration and litigation. In all of these capacities, he has served the
construction industry from simply residential contract disputes to complex,
multi-party, multi-million dollar cases.
The nation’s leading law directory, Martindale-Hubbell, rates Mr. Yusem’s legal ability as “very high to preeminent,” and he has been named in Philadelphia Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in Alternate Dispute Resolution, a distinction reserved for the top 5% of the profession.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL, PHILADELPHIA, PA
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, NY
BA, economics, 1958
Adjunct Professor of Law (Dispute Resolution), Cornell University Law School.
Mr. Yusem is an active member of the American Bar Association where he co-chairs
its Arbitration Committee. He serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Joint State
Government Commission Advisory Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, and
is a Certified Mediator in the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute
of Arbitrators, London, UK. Mr. Yusem is a Fellow of the prestigious College of
Commercial Arbitrators, and is a member of the panel of Distinguished Neutrals
of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention. He is a member of
the American Arbitration Association, and served as a member of its faculty,
teaching advanced arbitration techniques, 1991-2004. He is a member of the
Association for Conflict Resolution, having served as a director of its
Commercial Section, 1992-2005. Mr. Yusem is a former president of the Montgomery
County PA Bar Association, and a former chair of its Alternative Dispute
Resolution Committee. He is also founding president of the Montgomery County Bar