Looking for a Mediator or Arbitrator in the Pittsburgh Area?
Attorney Jim Creenan is an experienced litigator and legal advisor. He has represented parties of all types in mediations.
Attorney Jim Creenan can Mediate your case
Jim is listed on the panel of mediators for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, after completing the American Arbitration Association's 40-hour course conducted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has taken additional courses in the subject. As an advocate, he is familiar with the following types of disputes:
- Construction: Payment Disputes
- Construction: Design Errors and Omissions
- Construction: Personal Injury
- Construction: Residential New Construction
- Construction: Subcontractor Payments
- Construction: Demolition and Catastrophic Building Failures
- Construction: Multiparty Project Disputes
- Contracts: Payment and Performance Obligations
- Contracts: Manufacturing
- Estates & Trusts: Beneficiary and Trustee Disputes
- Franchises: Termination of Franchise Agreements
- Real Estate: Premises Liability
- Real Estate: Commercial Sales and Leases
- Real Estate: Homeowner Association Disputes
- Real Estate: Residential Seller Disclosures
- Shareholder Disputes: Dissolution and Liquidation
- Shareholder Disputes: Termination and Separation
Appointment as a mediator will be considered after clearing conflicts and the execution of a mediation agreement by the parties and mediator.
A mediation can be concluded in as little as 1 hour or might last several days or more. After the parties agree to select Mr. Creenan as a mediator, an initial call will establish the general ground rules for the process. All parties must enter the process intending to reach an agreement that will settle the dispute at hand.
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Mediation Rule
Allegheny County Civil Local Rule 212.4 requires "[a]ll parties shall participate in a formal mediation process no later than 45 days prior to commencement of the
assigned trial term, ... ." The Allegheny County Civil Division utilizes a calendar system the makes the use of mediation particularly useful when each side desires to avoid the otherwise unnecessary costs of experts and trial preparation.
To meet your schedule and the adjustment to the new Rule, Mr. Creenan has developed a concise and cost-effective option for your next mediation to comply with the Court's rule and to maximize your opportunity to resolve the case.
Contact Jim or our office for more information. 724-733-8832