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John F. Gelson, Mediator, Little Silver, New Jersey.

John F. Gelson

NJ Mediator Resolution Services, LLC
34 Sycamore Avenue
Suite 1C
Little Silver, NJ 07739
Tel: (732) 919-1044
Fax: (732) 212-1122
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Recognized to New Jersey Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation
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  • Practice Commenced: 1995
  • Total Mediations (as of May 2021): 1500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of May 2021): 10
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Mr. Gelson is the founder of NJ Mediator Resolution Services, LLC. His current practice is devoted to serving as a Mediator in Civil matters, as well as a Court-Appointed Receiver and Discovery Master.  Mr. Gelson was selected by the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution in 1995 to help develop a statewide alternative dispute resolution program that offered a viable alternative to the court system.  Since that time he has mediated over 1200 cases to settlement. He is recognized in New Jersey and New York by the construction and employment bar and insurance companies as one of the premier mediators of construction and employment disputes.  

As a reflection of his expertise and experience, Mr. Gelson has been recognized in New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in the field of  Arbitration and Mediation since 2005 and has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America in the field of construction and employment litigation.  He was recently selected as one “New York Area’s Best Lawyers” by New York Magazine in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

A significant portion of Mr. Gelson's practice includes mediating construction construction defect claims and employment disputes. He has an almost unblemished track record of resolving even the most complex and complicated construction disputes. 

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Franchise
  • Partnerships
  • Product Liability


  • Drake University Law School, J.D., 1981
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, London School of Economics, Programme in International Law, 1980
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., English, 1977
  • Delbarton School, 1973

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Past Chair Ocean County Civil Practice Committee, 1995 – 1996
  • District III Ethics Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1992 – 1996
  • Notre Dame Alumni Association of New Jersey, Jersey Shore Chapter
    • President, 1993 – 1995
    • Trustee, 1990 – Present
    • Man of the Year, 1994
  • Delbarton School Alumni Representative, 2000 – 2004
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgian Court College, 1983 – 1989
  • President, Point Pleasant Beach Little League, 1998 – 2005
    • Inducted into Hall of Fame 2006
  • Notre Dame Boxing Club, 1977
  • Correction Officer, Essex County Jail
  • Commisioned Officer - United States Navy 1979; Honorable discharge 2981

Rates Information

$400.00 per hour

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