Academy Member Inducted 2017

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Hon. Deanne Wilson (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Mendham, New Jersey.

Hon. Deanne Wilson (Ret.)

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PO Box 239
Mendham, NJ 07945
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Recognized to New Jersey Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2014
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/6/24)100
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/6/24)25
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Prior to ascending to the bench, pursued several civil, NYSE, AMEX and FINRA arbitrations, involving reinsurance disputes, broker-customer disputes, and employment and licensing issues.  Also litigated broad spectrum of complex commercial disputes: Construction, employment, breach of contract, shareholder oppression, breach of restrictive covenants, NJ and Nev casino licensing, etc.

Manner of managing judicial caseload similar to non-judicial civil mediation and arbitration. Developed unique and highly successful Intensive Settlement Conference (ISC) paradigm that involved extensive “hands-on” judicial participation in mediation-like setting, employing salutary mediation principles. Presented programs and published in detail on the process. If ISC failed, expeditiously tried cases, the majority without a jury, and always with an expeditious opinion, primarily delivered orally from the bench, with extensive findings of fact and conclusions of law, and always in the presence of the parties to ensure their understanding of the process and the result.

In over five years since judicial retirement, mediated or arbitrated more than 100 complex matters, involving breach of restrictive covenants, unfair competition, environmental contamination, oppressed minority shareholder claims, will contests, breach of multi-million dollar software sales contract, age discrimination and unjust dismissal,  construction dispute, breach of international executive employment contract, personal injury, breach of commercial lease, and complex family matters involving support, custody, equitable distribution of closely held businesses.

Selected to NADN Roster of Mediators and Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association Roster of Arbitrators, International Centre for Dispute Resolution Roster of Arbitrators, trained in NJ Rule 1:40 mediation, Federal District Court Roster of Mediators.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • Seton Hall School of Law, JD, cum laude (top 5%), Law Review, Moot Court Champion, 1980;
  • Stanford University, BA, Sociology, 1966.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Dispute Resolution Section; Section of International Law; Observer to United Nations
  • New Jersey State Bar Association: former Trustee, Program Committee Chair; Task Force on Status of Women Chair; member: Equity Jurisprudence Committee, Dispute Resolution Section, International Law Section
  • Morris County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee Member
  • NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, formerly on Board of Directors
  • American Inns of Court: Marie Garibaldi ADR Inn
  • Stewart Pollock Environmental Inn
  • Council of Foreign Relations, China Roundtable participant
  • US-Asia Law Institute NYU Law School, China Lunchtime Seminar participant
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • AAA Panelist, commercial & construction
  • ICDR Panelist

Rates Information

$500 per hour, including prep and travel

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