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Judge Elaine Gordon (ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Westbrook, Connecticut.

Judge Elaine Gordon (ret.)

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Gordon ADR
PO Box 1218
Westbrook, CT 06498
Tel: 800.237.7007
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Recognized to Connecticut Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island

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  • Practice Commenced: 2011
  • Total Mediations (as of Jun 2021): 1500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jun 2021): 50
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Judge Elaine Gordon was appointed to the Connecticut Superior Court by the late Governor William A. O’Neill in 1988, and retired in 2011. During her 23 year tenure on the bench, Judge Gordon has decided, mediated or assisted in the settlement of virtually every type of dispute. Her expertise covers commercial, construction, employment, environmental, insurance, professional malpractice, personal injury, product liability, estate, family, and municipal cases. The hundreds of disputes over which she presided include complex, highly contentious matters, as well as multi-party litigation.

In 1993, Judge Gordon was the first Connecticut judge to become a 40-hour trained mediator. She has been an active participant in the court annexed mediation program for many years. Judge Gordon has taught numerous courses on mediation and settlement skills to judges for over 20 years. In addition, she has taught for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, bar organization across Connecticut and was an instructor at the Yale Law School.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., High Honors, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • B.S. Journalism, Honors, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Instructor, Trial Skills; Yale Law School
  • President, New Haven- Koskoff American Inns of Court
  • Charter Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Bench - Bar Committee, New Haven and Middlesex County Bar Associations.
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • AAA Roster of Neutrals
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • American Bar Association
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • AAA Master Mediator Panel

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