Alternative Dispute Resolution

Peter D. Cantone
Peter D. Cantone Committee Chair Selective Insurance Co of America Buffalo, NY

About the Committee

Thank you for your interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") and welcome to DRI's ADR Committee homepage. The ADR Committee addresses issues of interest to ADR professionals, attorneys and their clients. The ADR Committee explores the practical implications of using arbitration, mediation and negotiation as cost effective and time-saving alternatives to litigation.

The ADR Committee provides many opportunities for member involvement. These include program development, publications, membership recruitment, and other committee projects. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a future ADR Program, such as a CLE or webcast, please contact our Committee Vice Chair, Mary Sharp at If you would like to submit an article to be considered for publication in our ADR Committee newsletter, please email our Publications Chair, Susan Romano at to express your interest, or to obtain additional information.

We also remind our members about DRI's new partnership with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals ("NADN") and access to the DRI Neutral Database which provides DRI members with access to the biographies of more than 800 top-rated neutrals nationwide. The database can be searched by state, type of dispute, ADR practice expertise, and other criteria. In addition, the NADN live calendar function enables DRI members to research mediator availability.

If you have additional questions, or would like to get involved with the ADR Committee in some other way, please contact the ADR Committee Chair, Tom Liptak, at or Vice Chair, Committee Vice Chair, Mary Sharp, at