Jay H. Sandak is an experienced private Mediator and Arbitrator.  He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediations, the National and Connecticut Academies of Distinguished Neutrals and a member of the Association of Attorney Mediators. He is also a Member of the American Arbitration Association Master Mediation and Commercial Law Panels.  He has mediated numerous complex civil matters involving, inter alia,  professional liability, construction disputes, catastrophic personal  injury cases, shareholder/partnership controversies and business torts.  He is a frequent author and presenter on ADR subjects.

 

Stephen J. Conover has approximately 30 years of practice as an arbitrator handling complex commercial and construction cases either assigned by the State Court or administered by the American Arbitration Association. Served as sole arbitrator, chair, and neutral panel member in arbitrated disputes on various construction projects (publicly and privately funded) involving delays, change orders, unforeseen conditions, design and performance defects, and contract interpretation. The amount in dispute in matters arbitrated ranges from several tens of thousands to several million dollars.

 

Maureen Danehy Cox focuses on commercial and tort litigation, with a particular emphasis on utility and product liability matters.  Maureen has represented utilities and energy companies and manufacturers and distributors of industrial equipment and machinery in a wide variety of cases before state and federal courts throughout the United States.  She has argued numerous appeals before Connecticut’s Supreme and Appellate Courts and before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Maureen participated in the District of Connecticut Special Masters Program beginning in 1997, and served as a Co-Chair of the Program from 1997 through 2001.  She has served as a Fact-Finder and Attorney Trial Referee for the Connecticut Superior Court since 1991.  Maureen is a frequent presenter on mediation and arbitration issues.

 

Anthony M. Fitzgerald focuses on intensive early case assessment to develop an efficient strategy designed to produce the best practical outcome.  In litigation, this will most often be a negotiated or mediated settlement.  Where necessary or appropriate, Tony enjoys prosecuting or defending a claim to a conclusion with no compromise. Tony is often involved in ADR proceedings as counsel, arbitrator, or mediator. He frequently works with other firms who seek an actively involved local counsel in large, complex cases.

 

Gary S. Klein has served as counsel in many complex multi-party domestic and international arbitrations involving securities, employment, change-in-control, investment banking, and commercial disputes.  Leveraging that experience, Gary has served as a mediator, arbitrator and court-appointed special master in a number of complex commercial matters.  In 2016, the American Arbitration Association appointed Gary to its roster of commercial arbitrators, after an extensive vetting and training process.  Gary’s approach is to serve the parties’ needs and interests and keep costs down while pursuing a legally defensible result.

 

James K. Robertson Jr. is one of the firm’s most experienced trial lawyers, having represented companies, individuals and government entities as defendants and plaintiffs in trials, appeals, arbitration and mediation for over 30 years. Jim has served as national coordinating counsel and is frequently selected as Special Master, Mediator and Arbitrator of high profile, complex disputes. He also has served as a Superior Court Judge and the firm’s managing partner.

 

Ann H. Rubin has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years, representing clients in a wide variety of business, commercial, and professional disputes, in state and federal court and in arbitration. Ann has served as lead and co-counsel for both claimants and respondents in numerous arbitrations (private, AAA, FINRA, ARIAS): insurance, reinsurance, asset purchase agreements, contracts, construction, health care, physician business disputes, real estate, partnership and LLCs, franchise agreements. Ann’s clients note her practical and aggressive representation, and her focus on accomplishing their business and legal goals. More recently, Ann’s practice has included service as an arbitrator, and facilitating private dispute resolution for clients.

 

D. Charles Stohler has been the lead partner in Carmody’s labor and employment practice for approximately 30 years.  For at least the last ten years, Chuck’s practice has increasingly focused on alternative dispute resolution, where he regularly serves as a neutral in mediations, arbitrations, fact-findings and investigations. Chuck is a member of the American Arbitration Association Employment Mediator and Arbitration panels as well as a panelist on the American Dispute Resolution Center list of Mediators and Arbitrators. He writes and speaks frequently on ADR topics.