Bruce E. Meyerson is a full-time mediator, arbitrator, trainer and facilitator in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (1972) where he was an Editor of the Law Journal. Mr. Meyerson began his practice as the Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law In the Public Interest. He served on the Arizona Court of Appeals for five years and has been General Counsel of Arizona State University. From 1990 through 2000, Mr. Meyerson practiced commercial and employment litigation with Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon, and Steptoe & Johnson.
Mr. Meyerson regularly serves as a mediator in virtually all aspects of commercial, employment, construction, real estate, insurance and business litigation, in cases ranging in value of up to $1.5 billion. Mr. Meyerson has resolved successfully over 4000 cases in mediation. Mr. Meyerson has been included in the ADR category of the “Best Lawyers in America.” He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the Southwest in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has been ranked by his peers as an AV Preeminent Lawyer throughout his career.
He is a Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. He has served as the Chair of the State Bar of Arizona Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution and served as the Chair of the Arizona Supreme Court ADR Advisory Committee for seven years. He led an ABA task force examining standards for the use of ADR in resolving e-commerce disputes.
He is a frequent trainer on the subject of ADR, providing training to a mix of private sector groups and public entities such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Department of Justice. He was selected by the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Maricopa, Pima and Coconino County Superior Courts to train judges in settlement conference skills. He was selected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to be one of a small number of neutrals hired to mediate EEOC charges in the Southwest. He also has been designated by the Arizona Association of Realtors to mediate disputes arising out of real estate purchase contracts. He has conducted mediation training for lawyers and judges in Mexico, Denmark, Italy and Serbia.
He teaches Arbitration, Mediation, ADR and Employment Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Arizona State University College of Law. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Pepperdine University Institute for Dispute Resolution where he taught Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy. Mr. Meyerson has written extensively on the subject of alternative dispute resolution, including a monthly feature article on ADR for The Daily Journal Corp. which appeared in business law publications in four western states.
He was among the first two attorney members of the Ninth Circuit Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs. He is the Chair of the City of Phoenix Civil Service Board. He is also a member of the Commercial and Employment mediation panels of the AAA.