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Paul F. Monicatti, Mediator & Arbitrator, Troy, Michigan.

Paul F. Monicatti

Impartial Dispute Resolution
100 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 350
Troy, MI, 48083
Tel: (248) 641-0060
Fax: (248) 641-8219
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Recognized to Michigan Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Med-Arb, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 1990
  • Total Mediations (as of Mar 2020): 2500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Mar 2020): 250


Since 1990 he has been a full-time professional mediator and arbitrator in Michigan and other venues, with extensive training and experience in all phases of conflict resolution, and has served as a neutral in 1000s of tort and commercial disputes since 1978.

Paul's prior diverse litigation experience in federal and state courts enhances his ability as a neutral. He pioneered the use of mediation in Michigan in the mid-1980's. He has mediated or arbitrated cases of all types and value including many multi-million dollar and multi-party tort and commercial cases, and was the court-appointed settlement master in the multi-billion dollar Dow Corning breast implant insurance coverage litigation. He also has served by court appointment as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, case evaluator, receiver, expert witness, umpire and referee. His peers have rated him “AV” in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory since 1989 – the highest ranking possible, and have voted him one of The Best Lawyers in America for dispute resolution as published by Woodward/White. He has been named as a Michigan Super Lawyer by Law & Politics. He co-authored the chapter on Settlement, Negotiation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) in ICLE’s Michigan Civil Procedure, and has been videotaped twice for advanced training purposes while conducting mock mediations. Additionally, he teaches an ADR class for law students.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • JD, Michigan State University College of Law
  • BA in Chemistry, Oakland University
  • Judicial law clerk for four years in State Circuit Court
  • United States Arbitration & Mediation mediator training, basic and advanced
  • United States Arbitration & Mediation medical staff hearing officer training
  • American Arbitration Association arbitrator training for securities and computer disputes
  • Pepperdine University School of Law Masters Forum for mediators

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan, member
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Federal Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, member
  • American Bar Association, member
    • Dispute Resolution and Litigation Sections
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, member
  • International Academy of Mediators
    • Co-founder, Distinguished Fellow, current Board member, and past President
  • Charter Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals since 2010
  • ACCESS ADR (formerly promoted diversity in dispute resolution)
    • National Advisory Board member
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
    • former Mediation Advisory Board member, seminar speaker, and faculty member
  • Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan (PREMi), member
  • Instrumental in establishing the pro bono early mediation program for pro se prisoner civil rights cases in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Rates Information

$345 per hour

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