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Linda F. Spiegel, Esq.

New Jersey Family and Civil Mediator; AAA Arbitrator
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Linda F. Spiegel, Esq., is a New Jersey Court approved R. 1:40 Mediator and Arbitrator.  She is admitted to the Bars of New Jersey and New York. She is also admitted to practice before the Federal Courts in those jurisdictions as well as the U.S.  Supreme Court.  During her 35 plus years as a member of the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) panel she has mediated and arbitrated over 1,000 cases. That number does not include the cases she has mediated and arbitrated privately and for the NJ Courts.

 

The following are a small sample of subjects that have been addressed by Ms. Spiegel in mediation and arbitration:

 

∙  Family Mediation (divorce, custody, parenting time, parenting plans, support, equitable      distribution, elder care planning, employment dispute with family caregiver);

∙  Partnership Dissolution (dissolution of a partnership in a car rental business,               dissolution of a partnership in a business providing props and costumes to the movie          and theater industry);

∙  Construction Disputes (valuation of fire damage caused by negligence of roofing                contractor, dispute between blasting subcontractor and general contractor, construction      defects in residential and commercial properties); and

∙  Breach of Contract disputes in commercial, consumer, real estate and construction             matters.

 

Ms. Spiegel has earned the recognition of her peers by being appointed as the Co-Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Senior Law Division’s Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee, being elected to and serving on the Executive Committee of the Garibaldi Inn of Court for ADR, and being elected and serving on the Board of the New  Jersey Association of Professional Mediators ("NJAPM").  She has been the Co-Chair of the Bergen County Bar Association’s (BCBA) Construction Law Committee since 2011 and the Co-Chair of the BCBA’s ADR Committee since 2014. Ms. Spiegel is also a Past President of Women Lawyers in Bergen.  Ms. Spiegel is on the NJ Court Roster of court-approved mediators having been educated, trained and qualified to provide services as a  "Civil Mediator" and as a "Mediator for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases" pursuant to NJ Rule 1:40.  

 

Ms. Spiegel has also been appointed by the Supreme  Court of the State of New Jersey to the Fee Arbitration Committee as an Panelist, Panel Chair and was Chair of the District IIB Fee Arbitration Committee.  She was also appointed by the Supreme  Court of the State of New Jersey to the District Ethics Committee.

 

Ms. Spiegel frequently participates as a presenter, moderator, lecturer and/or panelist educating lawyers and mediators about ADR, mediation, arbitration and other legal topics.  Some of her speaking engagements include “Mediating a Construction Dispute: Learning a New Language”; Moderator and Panelist on “Ageism and Diversity”; Speaker and Panelist on, “Some Frequent Issues in Residential Home Construction”; Moderator on “A Primer on Construction Drawings and Related Contract and Litigation Issues”, “Hot Topics in "Construction Law”, "NJ Consumer Fraud Act" and "Home Improvement Contractors - Navigating the Minefield”, and “How to Get the Most Out of your Mediation.”

Ms. Spiegel’s writing credits include “Elder Care Planning Mediation”; ABA e-Magazine, Voice of Experience, January 2023 issue republished in the ABA GP Solo e-Report, May 2023; “Child Support for the Special Needs Child: What a Divorce Mediator Needs to Know”, NJAPM Mediation News, Vol. 18, Issue 1, Fall 2013.  She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Women Lawyers in Bergen Newsletter and the Editor of the NJAPM Mediation Matters Newsletter.

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