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Dennis A. Estis, Mediator & Arbitrator, Iselin, New Jersey.

Dennis A. Estis

Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
99 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
Tel: (732) 476-2512
Cell: (908) 812-8750
Fax: (732) 476-2511
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  • Practice Commenced2005
  • # of MEDS (as of 13/7/24)75
  • # of ARBS (as of 13/7/24)15
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Dennis A. Estis is a partner in the Litigation Department of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, where he is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and chair of the Construction Disputes Practice Group. He has served as an arbitrator, mediator and partnering facilitator for numerous private and public entities and has participated as both an advocate and as a neutral in hundreds of mediation proceedings in the course of his 40+ year career. 

An American Arbitration Association (AAA) trained mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Estis sits on the AAA’s national panel. He has been listed on the Superior Court of New Jersey’s List of Civil Mediators since 1998 and on the federal level, was included on the Roster of Arbitrators for the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey for more than ten years.

Mr. Estis is a member of the American Bar Association, and is a former co-chair of the Construction Litigation Committee of the ABA Sections of Litigation and Dispute Resolution. He was a member of the Ethical Standards for Mediation Task Force of the Section of Litigation, which in conjunction with the Dispute Resolution Section was instrumental in attaining approval of the Mediator Ethical Standards by the ABA House of Delegates.

Mr. Estis has lectured extensively on a broad range of legal issues, including alternative dispute resolution, for organizations such as the American, New Jersey and Middlesex County Bar Associations, the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, the Community Associations Institute, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and the Litigation Counsel of America. He is listed in The Best Lawyers In America in six practice areas and was named by Best Lawyers as 2019 Woodbridge "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation- Real Estate, 2018 Woodbridge "Lawyer of the Year" in Construction Law, as 2014 Woodbridge "Lawyer of the Year" in Construction Litigation, as 2013 Woodbridge "Lawyer of the Year" in Construction Law, and as 2010 Newark "Lawyer of the Year" in Construction Law. He has been listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Construction Litigation practice area since 2005 and was named by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey in 2016 and 2011. Mr. Estis is Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Who’s Who Legal in the Construction Law practice area.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Utilities


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1972
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1969

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Litigation Counsel of America Senior Charter Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents Fellow
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America Fellow
  • College of Community Association Lawyers Fellow
  • American Bar Association; Construction Litigation Committee of the Sections of Litigation and Dispute Resolution (past Co-Chair); Ethical Standards for Mediation Task Force of the Section of Litigation; ABA Forum on Construction Law
  • New Jersey State Bar Association; Construction Law Section; Dispute Resolution Section; General Council; Nominating Committee (former Member); Equity Jurisprudence Committee, (Past Chair)
  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys Senior Trustee
  • Middlesex County Bar Association (President, 2003-2004)
  • Middlesex County Bar Foundation Board of Trustees (Former Member)
  • Diversity Law Institute
  • Trial Law Institute
  • Alternate Dispute Institute Co-Founder
  • New Jersey Builders Association
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Editorial Board of the Journal of Community Association Law (Former Member)
  • Board of Directors of the NYU Law School Alumni Association (Former Member)
  • Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey; Board of Directors (Former Member)
  • New Jersey Chapter of the NYU Law School Alumni Association (Past President)
  • New Jersey Alumni Chapter of the Johns Hopkins University (Past Co-Chair)
  • Democratic Party of Union County, New Jersey (Past Chair)
  • The Discovery Orchestra Board of Trustees (Former President)

Rates Information

$475 per hour.  No cancellation fee.  Charged for travel

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