Arbitration and Mediation Office of Lee Hornberger

6730 Mission Ridge

Traverse City, Michigan 49868-6131

Telephone: 231-941-0746

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

Lee Hornberger Overview

Lee Hornberger,, is a former President of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association and AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

He is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Forum, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, National Futures Association, and National Mediation Board.

He has received Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Specialized Mediation Training: Handling Difficult Employment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Cases.

He was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America 2018 for his work in arbitration. 

He is on the 2016 and 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers lists for alternative dispute resolution. Conflict Resolution Services awarded Lee its "Pinnacle Award" and Community Mediation Services awarded him its Certificate of Appreciation.

He is a mediator with Michigan Circuit Courts, American Arbitration Association, Community Mediation Services (Gaylord), Conflict Resolution Services (Traverse City), and Northern Community Mediation (Charlevoix and Petoskey).

He has been a 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.

He received his AB from The University of Michigan, JD cum laude from The University of Michigan Law School, and LLM in Labor Law from Wayne State University Law School.

The ADR Quarterly, Business Courier, Business News, Capital University Law Review, Cincinnati Bar Association Report, Cleveland State Law Review, Detroit College of Law Review, Detroit Lawyer, Employee Rights Quarterly, General Practitioner, Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association Newsletter, Idaho Law Review, Labor and Employment Lawnotes, The Litigation Journal, Michigan Bar Journal, Michigan Dispute Resolution Journal, Michigan Family Law Journal, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Northern Kentucky Law Review, Oakland County Legal News, Ohio School Law Journal, Ohio Trial, Practical Litigator, Traverse City Record-Eagle, and Your Chamber News have published his articles.

He has been an adjunct professor at the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, teaching labor law and school law, and at the University of Cincinnati, teaching administrative law and civil rights law.

He is Chair of the ADR Section of the State Bar of Michigan; a member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a member of Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan, and a former member of the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan; former Chair of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association's ADR Committee; and has completed the ICLE Family Law Certificate Program, cosponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

While serving with the U.S. Army in Republic of Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Army Commendation Medals. The unit he was in was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm.

He is admitted to practice in Michigan and before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Military Appeals, United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit and Sixth Circuit, and United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

He is a former Chair of the Traverse City Human Rights Commission and a former member of the Grand Traverse County Board of Canvassers.