Academy Member Inducted 2013

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Lynn P. Cohn, Mediator & Arbitrator, Chicago, Illinois.

Lynn P. Cohn

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Room 861
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312) 503-2598
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Recognized to Illinois Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Facilitation & Systems Design, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 1987
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 3000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 1000
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Lynn P. Cohn is the Director of the Center on Negotiation and Mediation at Northwestern Law School and  currently holds the Harry B. Reese Teaching Chair.   Professor Cohn has devoted her career  to the field of dispute resolution, both in her service as a mediator, special master and trainer and in her work educating the next generation of problem-solvers.

Professor Cohn has  served as a mediator or arbitrator in over 4000 cases with an emphasis on employment, personal injury and commercial disputes whether in the single plaintiff, multi-party, class action or collective action context.  She has managed the settlement process of numerous complex class actions. Her practice is national and international in scope and includes projects in Brazil, Israel, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, Ghana, London, Paris, Milan, Central America, Ireland and Puerto Rico. Professor Cohn has been elected to the Leading Lawyers Network in the categories of ADR Commercial and ADR Employment.

Professor Cohn has developed and taught courses in negotiation, mediation, mediation advocacy,  emotional intelligence, conflict management and problem solving.  She received the student-voted Outstanding Professor of a Small Class Award in 2008 and the Dean’s Teaching Award in 2010 and 2011. 


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Postal
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • Northwestern University School of Law - J.D.
  • University of California Berkeley - Fellowship in Intensive Foreign Language Institute
  • University of Illinois - Fellowship in Spanish Master Program
  • University of Illinois - B.A. Cum Laude in Political Science, Spanish
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Flores Award for Outstanding Student in Humanities

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Illinois Bar
Member, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
Voted Member,  Leading Lawyers Network
Member,  Association for Conflict Resolution
Former Board Chair,  Community Justice for Youth Institute
Executive Board Member,  Dispute Resolution Research Ctr

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Contact Professor Cohn's assistant Nancy Flowers at for rates.

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