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MEMBER PROFILE: Stuart M. Widman

Illinois mediator Stuart Widman
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Stuart M. Widman
Widman Law Offices LLC
180 North LaSalle Street
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60601

Tel: (312) 759-7242
Fax: (312) 263-3270
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Calendar Last Updated: 16 Nov 18


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Stuart M. Widman has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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Mr. Widman is a nationally recognized commercial arbitrator, mediator and litigator. For over 35 years he has handled complex matters in areas such as healthcare, sales and commercial code, employment, insurance, partnerships and corporations, construction and real estate, intellectual property, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, computers and e-commerce, utilities and telecommunications, environmental, licenses, securities, and franchises. As an arbitrator or mediator, over the past 24 years, parties have entrusted over $1.6 billion of domestic and international commercial disputes, including class actions, to arbitrate or mediate. He has authored hundreds of awards, orders and rulings.

Mr. Widman has been a frequent author, teacher, and presenter on litigation and ADR topics. He has published 25 articles, chapters, or guidebooks; has spoken at over 50 ABA or other bar association and industry programs; has been on the national teaching faculty of the American Arbitration Association for 14 years; and has taught commercial arbitration at DePaul University School of Law. A partner at Miller Shakman & Beem LLP, Chicago, he is a 1970 graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a 1974 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law.  Mr. Widman can be reached at or 312-759-7242.


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  • B.S., Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Finance, 1970
  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1974


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Memberships & Affiliations:

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  • American Bar Association- Business Law, Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law sections.
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Arbitrator and Mediator for the American Arbitration Association (both as neutral and party-appointed)
  • Arbitrator and Mediator for the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • Arbitrator and Mediator for ADR Systems
  • Arbitrator for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange - Business Conduct Committee
  • Mediator for Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division and Chancery Division
  • Chair of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitration Advisory Committee for the Chicago Regional Office
  • Member of the American Trial Lawyers Association


Rates: $550/hour
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