Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop
Allan J. Stitt is the President of ADR Chambers and the Stitt Feld Handy Group. He is a Toronto-based mediator, arbitrator, negotiation consultant, facilitator, trainer, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) systems design specialist. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Law School and has been a Lecturer at the University of Windsor Law School and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He has taught ADR and Negotiation courses throughout North America and also in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
After earning his B.Comm at the University of Toronto, Allan earned his LL.B. at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and his J.D. at the University of Detroit Law School, graduating first in his class in both law schools. He then earned his LL.M. degree at Harvard Law School. He returned to Harvard on a number of occasions to act as a Teaching Assistant to Professor Roger Fisher.
Allan is the Past President of the ADR Institute of Canada, the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada, and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. He is an International Mediation Institute Certified Mediator, a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, an arbitrator and mediator for the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and a member of the International Panel of Mediators with the Singapore Mediation Centre. Allan has received the University of Windsor Faculty of Law Alumni Award of Excellence and has been awarded the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and an IMI Certified Mediator. Allan is listed in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in ADR, the Mediation chapter of Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2012, and is listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation 2012.
Allan is both a Chartered Mediator (C.Med.) and a Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.). He has mediated two-party and multi-party disputes in numerous contexts, including commercial, employment, corporate governance, workplace, banking, personal injury, sports, and breach of contract. He has arbitrated numerous commercial cases including cases for the National Transportation Agency and the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Board and is on the International Panel of Arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). He has designed ADR systems for such organizations as the Canadian Bankers Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and Canadian Tire Corporation. His books, ADR For Organizations, and Mediating Commercial Disputes, were both business books bestsellers. He also wrote Mediation: A Practical Guide and is the Editor-in-Chief of the CCH ADR Practice Manual.