Academy Member Inducted 2014

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Hon. Robert Morrill, Mediator & Arbitrator, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Hon. Robert Morrill

Diplomate member

155 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Tel: (603) 828-8564
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Recognized to New Hampshire Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Maine, Massachusetts

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  • Practice Commenced2007
  • # of MEDS (as of 22/5/24)1500
  • # of ARBS (as of 22/5/24)125
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Since retiring from the bench in 2007, Judge Morrill has been in fulltime ADR practice. He has mediated over 1500 cases, covering a wide array of civil disputes

During Judge Morrill's time on the New Hampshire Superior Court, he presided over thousands of jury and non-jury trials, winning the "Award for Judicial Excellence" accolade in 1999.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Venture Capital
  • Wrongful Death


  • 1974 J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School, President, Sharswood Law Club.
  • 1971 B.A. (Honors) Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, Rotary Foundation Fellow.
  • 1970 B.A. (cum laude) Harvard College.


  • Advanced Mediation Programs for Commercial Mediators, Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute, Commercial Section of Assoc. for Conflict Resolution in collaboration with American Arbitration Assoc., September 24 & 25, 2008.
  • Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University College of Law, August 22-27, 2005.
  • Mediator Skill-Building Training, Professor Lela P. Love, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Professor Jeffrey Stulberg, Ohio State University School of Law, June 8-10, 2005.
  • Mediation Seminars, N.H. Superior Court.
  • Advanced Mediation Workshop, Professor Lela P. Love, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, April 10, 2007.
  • Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices, American Arbitration Association, February 26 & 27, 2008.
  • N.H. Super. Ct. R. 170 Refresher Training, Melinda S. Gehris, Hess Gehris Solutions, Peter Y. Wolfe, Roundtable Mediation, May 20, 2008.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Association for Conflict Resolution

Rates Information

First four (4) hours and Minimum Charge: For a two-party mediation: $800 per party. For a three-party mediation: $600 per party. For a four or more-party mediation: $2000 split equally among the parties. This minimum fee covers the first four (4) hours.

Subsequent hours: After the initial four (4) hours my hourly rate is $400 per hour for a two-party mediation and $450 per hour for three or more parties.

Travel: Travel in excess of two (2) hours roundtrip is billed at the rate of $100 per hour.

Rescheduling/Cancellations: There is no charge for rescheduling a mediation. There is no charge for canceling a mediation if done at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date. Otherwise, there is a $400 per party cancellation fee. If the mediator is able to substitute another mediation, there is no cancellation fee.

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