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Eric W Wiechmann, Mediator & Arbitrator, New Canaan, Connecticut.

Eric W Wiechmann

377 Main St
New Canaan, CT 06840
Tel: (860) 543-9181
Cell: (860) 543-9181
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Recognized to Connecticut Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: New York

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1987
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)125
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)70
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mr. Wiechmann was the Managing Partner of McCarter and English from 2007-2010. He also served on the Executive, Compensation and Growth Committees. His practice involves both Alternate Dispute Resolution and several areas of sophisticated civil litigation, including energy, antitrust, securities, environmental, toxic tort, and professional liability cases.

Mr. Wiechmann has a nationwide practice. He has tried both jury and court cases arbitrated, and argued appeals in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country and represented companies and individuals before various administrative agencies, including the SEC, Justice Department, FTC, EPA, DDE and various State's Attorney General and Consumer Protection agencies.

Mr. Wiechmann has been involved in numerous arbitrations both as an advocate and as a neutral. He has handled as an arbitrator a wide range of large complex cases involving energy, environmental, product liability, professional liability, corporate disputes, securities, and breach of contract.  He has also mediated cases throughout the Northeast for Federal and State courts, AAA, CPR and private parties.  He was the Dalkon Shield Claims Administrator’s Arbitrator and Mediator for Connecticut.  He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s  National commercial, energy, large and complex disputes and M&A arbitration panels and National mediation panel, and is a CPR distinguished neutral.  He is also an arbitrator for the CBA Attorney Fee Dispute Panel a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Anti-Trust
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Education
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Native American
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., Cornell University Law School, 1974
  • B.A., Hamilton College, 1970

Memberships & Affiliations

Bar Admissions: Connecticut, District of Columbia (1980-2018), New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • AAA - Certified Neutral
  • CPR – Distinguished Neutral
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Fellow
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (National Trial Academy (faculty member); Board of Directors (2006-2009); IADC Foundation - President (2006); CLE Board Chair (2000-2002) Audit Committee, Chair)
  • America Bar Association
  • American Chemistry Council
  • Connecticut Bar Association (ADR Section – Vice Chair; Antitrust Section; Treasurer)
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Connecticut Superior Court - Civil Task Force and Docket Control Committees
  • Connecticut Supreme Court - Evidence Code Oversight Committee
  • Connecticut Rivers Boy Scout Council - Trustee (1999-2009)
  • International Society of Barristers
  • State Attorney Trial Referee and Special Settlement Master

Rates Information

Arbitration: $475 per hour Mediation: $400 per hour / $3,000 per day

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