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Brian R. Jerome, Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, Salem, Massachusetts.

Brian R. Jerome, Esq.

Diplomate member
Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services
27 Congress Street
Suite 401
Salem, MA 01970
Tel: (800) 536-5520
Fax: (978) 741-2368
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Recognized to Massachusetts Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1991
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)7500
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)7500
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Brian Jerome bio sheet

In 1991 Attorney Brian Jerome founded Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services (MDRS), one of the first full service DR firms in Massachusetts, now with a professional panel of nearly 40 neutrals, including retired justices and attorneys.  MDRS provides out-of-court mediation and arbitration services to private individuals, attorneys, businesses, and the insurance community.

Since creating MDRS, Attorney Jerome has served exclusively as a mediator and arbitrator and has handled over 15,000 cases involving a wide array of subject matter, including [but not limited to] civil litigation, personal injury law, wrongful death, automobile and UM cases, medical and legal malpractice, construction, property, first-party property and casualty reference hearings, product and professional liability, premises, real estate, government, business, commercial, employment, sexual abuse, probate, and complex multi-party litigation.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Anti-Trust
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


Assumption College in Worcester, Massa-chusetts. - 1972
New England Law School, Boston, Mass. J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1980

Memberships & Affiliations

Brian is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and established its DR Section.  He serves as a court approved conciliator in Massachusetts Superior Courts and Land Court.  He is a member of the Essex County Bar Association, the Salem Bar Association, and the New England Association for Conflict Resolution. He lives with his family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Rates Information

The following fee structure applies to sessions held online (partially or completely) as well as in-person.  Our standard fee for a [PARTIAL-day] mediation session or arbitration hearing before one MDRS neutral of up to two hours is $625.00 per party. If more time than two hours is required for a mediation session or arbitration hearing, each additional hour of service will be billed at $250.00 per hour for each party. Such additional charges include any necessary review of documents by the neutral(s). If requesting a FULL-day of the neutral's time, the fee will be $1,700.00 per party which includes the first seven (7) hours of the session.  If more time than seven hours is required, each additional hour of service will be billed at $250.00 per hour, per party. Pre-payment fees are payable in advance of the scheduled mediation session or arbitration hearing.

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