Patricia A. Siuta

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Two Party $250.00
Three Party $200.00
Four Party $175.00
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Biography

Patricia A. Siuta is an experienced trial lawyer and nationally prominent mediator, arbitrator, and ADR trainer who has specialized in mediation and arbitration for 11 years. She has experience mediating complex and multi-party cases, and has helped parties resolve cases of all types, including sensitive disputes at the Pentagon. Pat has successfully served as a mediator or arbitrator in cases involving commercial & contractual disputes, construction, domestic, employment, personal injury, professional liability and premises liability. She has handled more than 700 mediations with a settlement rate of approximately 90%.

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Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School (1975)
  • Purdue University; Psychology and Political Science (1972)

Bar Admission

  • Georgia (1991)
  • Minnesota (1975)
  • U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals

Legal Employment Experience

  • President, ADR Training Division; Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service, Inc. (1994 to present)
  • Served as a consultant for companies that are interested in setting up dispute resolution programs
  • Senior Vice-President; Resolution Resources Corporation
  • Vice-President; Resolute Systems, Inc.
  • Assisted in drafting Georgia's Motor Vehicle Warranty Rights Act, ("Lemon Law"), which created an arbitration program for purchasers of defective vehicles
  • President; American Arbitration & Mediation Service, Inc.
  • Mediated Complex and Multi-party cases, including sensitive disputes at the Pentagon
  • Georgia State University School of Law, Law Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy and Lawyer Skills Program
  • Hamline University School of Law, Law Faculty and Director of Clinical Programs

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • State Bar of Georgia; ADR, Employment and Family Law Sections
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers

Mediation/Arbitration Training

  • Civil Mediation Training
  • Advanced Mediation Training
  • Employment Mediation
  • Advanced Negotiation Skills Training
  • Mediation Advocacy
  • Arbitration Training
  • Case Evaluation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Conflict Prevention and Management
  • Diversity Training

Relevant Publications

  • Chapter entitled “Divorce Mediation,” in Alternatives to Litigation, Ordover & Doneff, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, (2003)
  • Article: "Preparing and Presenting Your Case Effectively in Mediation."
  • Article: "Preventing and Resolving Complex Commercial Disputes."
  • Article: "Peculiarities of Court-Ordered Mediation."

Pat was exceptionally well prepared and had a clear grasp of the substantive legal and factual issues. She helped move the parties along and was able to get the matter resolved after five years of litigation, a jury trial and two trips to the Court of Appeals. My clients were very pleased with the result. Thank you!

Michael Carvalho

Carvalho & Associates, PC


I enjoyed every minute. Pat is AMAZING!

Michael Usry

The Hines Firm


Pat [Siuta] is a fantastic trainer, teacher and thinker. Her manner in doing all these things is so inviting and open, it allows for frequent interruptions and questions, which often elicits important conversations and examples.

Debra Kocher


Excellent! Pat Siuta is a wonderfully skilled mediator and trainer who excels at her craft.

Paul Knowlton

Parks Knowlton LLC


Pat did a great job. I am a 20+ years arbitrator. She was able to zero in and help me understand and appreciate the differences and nuances between the roles of mediator and arbitrator. Very effective and efficient teaching. Thanks!

Hal Gray, Esq.


The quantity and quality of knowledge imparted by Ms. Siuta was remarkable. The training materials are comprehensive and will continue to serve as a valuable resource.

David R. Mankin, Esq.