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Hon. Richard Neville (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Chicago, Illinois.

Hon. Richard Neville (Ret.)

71 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3090
Chicago, IL, 60606
Tel: (312) 655-9199
Fax: (312) 655-0644
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Recognized to Illinois Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master


Hon. Richard E. Neville (Ret.) brings to his dispute resolution practice, over 36 years of judicial and legal experience in both state and federal jurisdictions. Since joining JAMS, Judge Neville has successfully resolved numerous mediations and arbitrations in a multitude of practice areas.ADR Experience and Qualifications
  • Aviation: cases involving manufacturing defects, pilot error, and airline carriers
  • Business/Commercial: numerous contract and other types of business disputes in a variety of industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, intellectual property, investment banking, railroads, and entertainment
  • Class Action: nationwide claims regarding environmental superfund, consumer, advertising and promotional issues
  • Construction: numerous claims involving various types of structures, parties, and issues, including design and work defect allegations, and allocation and insurance coverage issues
  • Employment: numerous discrimination issues including race, gender and age, contract, harassment, and "whistleblower" claims, both class action and individual
  • Insurance: coverage disputes involving reinsurance and multiple carriers; issues included misstatements regarding risks and company policies and procedures in several foreign countries
  • Intellectual Property: computer software and technical disputes, trade secrets, copyright and patent litigation issues
  • Professional Liability: numerous legal, accountants, architect, and engineer allegations of violations of professional standards, negligence, and conflicts of interest
  • Real Estate: resolved numerous disputes involving contractor, contracts, leasing and sales, warranties and insurance coverage, management breach of fiduciary duties, and profit distribution issues
  • Tort: product liability, personal injury, and environmental.

From 1971 through 1986 Judge Neville was active in both federal and state trial practice.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Aviation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., DePaul University Law School, 1966
  • B.A., DePaul University, 1965

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution, University of Chicago Law School, 1999-2000
  • University of Kansas, Law and Organizational Economics Institute: study of economic concepts integral to legal disputes, including business evaluations, GAAP principles, finance, and federal reporting requirements, 1997-1999
  • Judge, Criminal Division and Commercial Litigation Division, Circuit Court, Cook County, IL, 1986-1999

Rates Information

Please contact case manager for details: Michael McCants, 312-655-9199

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