Academy Member Inducted 2014

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Hon. Arthur 'Monty' Ahalt, Mediator & Arbitrator, Annapolis, Maryland.

Hon. Arthur 'Monty' Ahalt

AhaltConsult, Inc.
5 Park Place, Suite 224
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel: (410) 263-6163
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Recognized to Maryland Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: District of Columbia, Virginia

Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1998
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)5000
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24)500
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Upon his retirement in 1999 Judge Ahalt commenced a career as an ADR neutral and technology innovator. Judge Ahalt (Ret.) has been certified as a mediator by most all of the Courts of Maryland. He has also been certified to mediate Medical Malpractice Disputes by the statewide Medical Malpractice panel and the statewide panel for Complex Business and Technology disputes. Judge Ahalt (Ret.) has successfully mediated tens of thousands disputes in areas including complex business transactions, construction, personal injury, medical malpractice, real estate, landlord and tenant, and contracts. He is frequently called upon by the parties and judges to mediate the most challenging judicial controversies involving post trial and appellate issues. He brings his 55 years of experience in the trial arena to benefit the parties assisting them in evaluating and mitigating risk. His efforts of tracking, analysing and publishing jury verdicts provide the litigants with real life examples of risk application. In 2001 Judge Ahalt (Ret.) founded a leading provider of online dispute resolution (ODR) technologies and Internet processes. has resolved over 1,000 disputes. has been featured onFox and ABC News and was awarded the American Bar Association Louis Brown Award for Legal Access in 2009.

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


University of Maryland

Bachelors of Science - 1964
American University - Washington College of Law
Juris Doctor - 1967
Law Clerk to the Honorable Blair H. Smith, Ralph W. Powers and J. Dudley Digges - 1964-1968

Memberships & Affiliations


Judge Ahalt (Ret.) is a nationally recognized advocate, lecturer, and presenter of technology programs, which aid the courts of the country in conducting the business of dispute resolution. He has made presentations to the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, the American Bar Association's tech show, the Maryland Bar Association's mid-winter and annual meetings and the Prince George's County Bar Association membership meetings. He is on the faculty of the Institute for Court Management-National Center for State Courts where he has conducted seminars on electronic filing, electronic public access to the courts and public policy considerations of electronic public access. He has published articles on The Promise of Electronic Filing, A Public-Private Partnership and Electronic Filing - The Need, The Change, The Promise and The Value. He has presented a three-day seminar on Electronic Public Access Issues & Technologies along with other Institute faculty.Judge Ahalt (Ret.) is a member of the, Maryland State Bar Association, Prince George's County and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations.He is also a Life Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation.

Rates Information

$500 per hour. Special Pricing for travel and extended engagements on a case by case basis.

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