Arbitration and Mediation Office of Lee Hornberger
6730 Mission Ridge
Traverse City, Michigan 49686-6131
Telephone: 231-941-0746
leehornberger@leehornberger.com
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

 

Lee Hornberger Mediator Training and Experience

       Mr. Hornberger invites you to read his "Mediation for the General Practitioner" article published in The General Practitioner.   

        He moderated Conflict Resolution Services' in-service on How Judges Treat Mediated Settlement Agreements. The following were among the discussion topics.

+  Child custody related MSAs and Child Custody Act, MCL 722.21 (296273).


http://publicdocs.courts.mi.gov:81/OPINIONS/FINAL/COA/20110120_C296273_88_296273.OPN.PDF

+  Property settlement MSAs (CA 297855).

http://publicdocs.courts.mi.gov:81/OPINIONS/FINAL/COA/20110719_C297855_38_297855.OPN.PDF

+  Sanctions for attempting to overturn MSA. ___ Mich App ___ (2012)(CA 303724 + 304823).

http://publicdocs.courts.mi.gov:81/OPINIONS/FINAL/COA/20120731_C303724_60_303724.OPN.PDF

+  Effect of Hartman (CA 304026) med-arb Florida condo case.

http://publicdocs.courts.mi.gov:81/OPINIONS/FINAL/COA/20120807_C304026_42_304026.OPN.PDF

+  Mediation and PPOs (CA 288606).

http://publicdocs.courts.mi.gov:81/OPINIONS/FINAL/COA/20100126_C288606_43_288606.OPN.PDF
 

      He received Conflict Resolution Services' "Pinnacle Award" and Community Mediation Services' Certificate of Appreciation. 

     He has spoken on mediation ethics at Community Mediation Services' Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony.    

      He is a mediator with Michigan Circuit Courts, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Civil Rights Department, American Arbitration Association, Community Mediation Services (Alpena, Gaylord, and Grayling), Conflict Resolution Services (Traverse City), and Northern Community Mediation (Charlevoix and Petoskey).    

    His mediation training includes Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, Specialized Mediation: Handling Difficult Employment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Cases.

     His mediation training also includes American Arbitration Association, Ensuring That Your Clients' Interests Are Addressed in Mediation; Forty Hour Divorce and Custody Mediation; Domestic Violence Protocol; ICLE Advanced Mediation; NCM Advanced Mediation; Central Michigan Dispute Resolution Center Advanced Mediation; ICLE Advanced Dispute Resolution; ICLE Forty Hour Civil Case Mediation; Hamilton County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court, Mediation; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan Advanced Mediator; and Collaborative Law.

     He is Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Hearing Officer; on Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Hearing Officer list; and Michigan Civil Rights Commission Hearing Referee.

     His other mediation experience includes Volunteer Mediator, Hamilton County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court.

     His publications include "Michigan Arbitration, Case Evaluation, and Mediation Case Law Update," Labor and Employment Lawnotes (Spring 2010); "Michigan Family Law Arbitration and Mediation Case Law Update," Michigan Family Law Journal (March 2010); "Settlement Agreements For Employment Termination Cases (With Sample Clauses And Forms),"  Practical Litigator (March 2010) (co-author with Kiffi Ford); "Recent Developments in Michigan Arbitration, Case Evaluation, and Mediation Law," Labor and Employment Lawnotes (Fall 2009); Contributor, Defusing Workplace Time-Bombs: Drafting Employment Agreements and Policies to Prevent Disputes, Avoid Tax Traps, and Settle Cases (ALI-ABA 2008); "Mediation and Arbitration for the Enterpreneur," Your Chamber News (April 2007); "Mediation for the General Practitioner," General Practitioner (Nov-Dec 2006); "Effective Mediation Preparation," Michigan Lawyers Weekly (Sep 4, 2006); "Some Reflections on Mediation," ADR Newsletter (Aug 2006); "Unemployment Compensation Noncontest Provisions in Settlement Agreements," Labor and Employment Lawnotes (Spring 2006); "Police-Fire Department Arbitration," Michigan Lawyers Weekly (March 6, 2006); "Settlement Agreements (Part II)," Labor and Employment Lawnotes (Winter 2006)(co-author with Kiffi Ford); "Settlement Agreements (Part I)," Labor and Employment Lawnotes (Fall 2005)(co-author with Kiffi Ford); "Disclosure of Mental Health Records in Mediation," ADR Newsletter (Oct 2005)(co-author with Robert Tremp); and "Overview of a Pre-Dispute Employment Resolution Process," ADR Newsletter (Feb 2005).

     His presentations include How Judges Treat Mediated Settlement Agreements, Conflict Resolution Services (2012); Mediation Ethics, Community Mediation Services (2010); Arbitration and Mediation Law Developments, GTLA Bar Association (2010, 2009, and 2008); ADR: Resolving Disputes Without Litigation, Northwestern Michigan College and Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce (2007); ADR Trends and Tips, GTLA Bar Association (2007); Mediating Employment, Malpractice, and Personal Injury Cases, GTLA Bar Association (2005); and Settlement Agreements, ICLE Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute (2005). 

     He has served as a facilitative mediator in abuse of process, administrative, age discrimination, assault and battery, bailment, business dissolution, buy-sell agreement, collection, compensation, condominium, conservatorship, construction, contract, conversion, defamation, disability, dog-bite, domestic relations, due process, easement, entertainment, equal pay, False Claims Act, family law, fiduciary duty, foreclosure, fraud, insurance, invasion of privacy, land contract, landlord-tenant, landscaping, legal malpractice, logging, mechanic's lien, medical malpractice, Michigan Consumer Protection Act, mold, national origin discrimination, no-fault, nuisance,  over-payment, parenting time, partition, personal injury, personnel, pregnancy discrimination, probate, property division, quiet title, receivership, religious discrimination, restitution, retaliation, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, shareholder rights, sovereign immunity, spousal support, time-share, tortious interference, trade secret, transportation, trespass, tribal, Truth in Lending Act, unfair labor practice, veterinary, whistle blower, and zoning cases.

     He has completed ICLE Family Law Certificate Program cosponsored by Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

 

 


 

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