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Henry L. Stephens, Mediator, Union, Kentucky.

Henry L. Stephens

Diplomate member
Mediation Offices
710 Gallant Fox Lane
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati OH 45202
Union, KY 41091
Tel: (859) 630-1204
Fax: (859) 384-3512
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Additional office: Cincinnati, OH
Recognized to Kentucky Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1996
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mr. Stephens is a Professor of Law at NKU Chase College of Law where he served as dean from 1985 to 1992 and currently teaches courses in Evidence, Trial Practice and Mediation. His career includes 16 years of general litigation practice with Middleton, Reutlinger and Baird, Robinson & McElwee, and Greenebaum Doll and McDonald, PLLC.He completed mediator training at Harvard Law School and began serving as a mediator in 1996. Having mediated over 3500 cases, he was listed in the inaugural edition, and each edition thereafter, of BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution (one of 8 Kentucky mediators so listed) and is listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. In 2015, and again , in 2021,he was selected as "Lawyer of The Year" by Best Lawyers in America for mediation in the Greater Cincinnati Region. He brings to each mediation real solutions based upon his comprehensive knowledge of litigation, juries and verdicts, coupled with compassion, empathy , a "can do" attitude and a fervent commitment to resolution.

He and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of one son, a professional golfer and instructor, and two grandsons who don't have a chance of being anything other than golfers!

Commencing June 1, 2024, the hourly rate for preparation and mediation time will be $350. In person mediations requested by the parties will include billing for travel time and expenses.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Western Kentucky University, B.A., 1972
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1975
  • Moot Court Board; Staff, Kentucky Law Journal
  • Advanced Mediation Training, Harvard Law School, 1997

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Voted Best Lawyers' 2015 and 2021 Cincinnati "Mediation Lawyer of the Year"
  • Voted into Best Lawyers in America Inaugural Year for ADR(2005) and every year since.
  • Recipient, Robert O. Lukowsky Outstanding Teaching Award, 2007, 2009 and 2019
  • Master, Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court, 1994-present
  • Life Member, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference 1992-Present;
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation:Charter Life Fellow, 1985-present; President, 1997-98 Member, KY Rules of Evidence Drafting Committee, 1987-1989; Member Evidence Rules Review Commission, Supreme Court of Kentucky, 2009-Present;
  • Member, Board of Directors, Cincinnati Bar Foundation, 1992-1996
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Center for The Resolution of Disputes, Inc., 1997-2002, President, 1999-2000;
  • Member, Board of Education, Covington Latin School, 2008-2012;
  • President, Board of Trustees, The Hillside Trust, 2009-2015
  • Member, Kentucky Justice Association
  • Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners On Uniform State Laws, 2011-2017

Rates Information

I charge a flat rate of $310.00 per hour for all work performed. Parties requiring in-person mediation , as opposed to virtual mediation, will be billed at the applicable rate for travel time with mileage and parking expenses reimbursed.

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