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Joe Epstein has been named one of the best commercial mediators worldwide and endorsed by the American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and the National Law Journal as a "2013 top rated lawyer in Labor and Employment". He has been named 2011 Mediator of the Year by Law Week Colorado. "Epstein has mediated 3500 cases of nearly all types and levels of complexity. Despite that workload, he's made time to pen a series of articles with his creative take on dispute resolution". He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers. Joe is Past Vice-President and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Society of Mediators.
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| JOE EPSTEIN, ESQ|
A Distinguished Fellow and former Vice-President of the International Academy of Mediators, Joe Epstein has mediated over 3500 cases during a full-time mediation career spanning over 15 years. Joe has recently been selected as a member of the International Who's Who of Commercial Mediators and to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Impressively, Joe was just named the Best Mediator of the Year by Law Week Colorado. For a number of years, his talent has been recognized by his peers who have regularly rated him as one of Colorado's top attorneys (Colorado Super Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, and AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell).
Joe has enjoyed a distinguished career as a litigator, a legal educator, and as a mediator. Joe utilizes special people skills and a willingness to be daring in order to skillfully bring parties to closure. The unique people skills and the analytical skills he brought to his litigation practice are among the skills he brings to his ADR practice.
Joe mediates complex and high value cases throughout the Rocky Mountain and Southwest region of the United States from his bases in Colorado and Arizona.
| OTHER EXPERIENCE
Joe has authored numerous articles and given many speeches on mediation, professional liability, trial tactics, evidence, and disabilities law. Joe focuses his intermountain, southwest, and national practice on catastrophic injuries, product liability and professional liability cases. He is asked to mediate employment, construction defect, insurance bad faith, securities, fraud, and complex commercial cases. He has participated in class action and multi-district mass tort mediations.
Mr. Epstein's mediation focus is on complex, multi-party cases. Mr. Epstein has been involved with commercial lawsuits having exposure in excess of $100,000,000 and personal injury lawsuits with exposure in excess of $10,000,000. His mediation focus is in the following areas:
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Class Action
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Intellectual Property
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home
- Products Liability
- Wrongful Death
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION and MEMBERSHIPS
A graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Annual Survey of American Law, Joe's over 200 hours of ADR training has been at Harvard University School of Public Health, the Strauss School of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, CDR Associates, and the International Academy of Mediators. He received a Certificate in Thanatology (study of death, dying, and grief) from the National College of Death Education - Mount Ida College.
Joe is a member the International Academy of Mediators, the Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Arapahoe Bar Associations, and PJF (Public Justice Foundation). Joe is on the Executive Committee of the Colorado chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He is also a member of the FAA.
| PROFESSIONAL AND GOVERNMENTAL POSITIONS
Joe is currently on the Executive Committee of the Colorado Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He has served as President of the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, as a Board Member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and as a Board member of the Arapahoe Bar Association. He has also served as a Trustee in Bankruptcy, as an Assistant United States Attorney in New Jersey, a Special Assistant Attorney General for Colorado, and as a Governor of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Joe has served on the Colorado Judicial Nominating Commission for the 18th Judicial District, on the Colorado Health Facilities Advisory-Council, and on the Governor's Civil Justice Task Force. Joe served as Vice-President of the Colorado Association of Retarded Citizens, as counsel for the Jefferson County and Southwest Denver Mental Health Centers, the Colorado Dental Society, and the Colorado Psychiatric Society. He has also served on the adjunct faculty of the Sturm Law School of the University of Denver teaching Trial Tactics, Negotiation and Mediation, and the graduate school of the University of Denver teaching Health Care Mediation.
Joe has recently authored the following articles on mediation:
"Effective Mediation for Employment Cases"
"Green Eggs and Ham…"
"Guidelines for Effective Mediation…"
"Mediating Guardianship Issues"
"Mediating High Value Cases Effectively"
"Mediating Wrongful Death Cases"
"Native American Wisdom : Lessons Learned"
"Pre-Litigation and Early Dispute Resolution"
"Sun Tzu's Tips on Effective Mediation"
"The Powers of Psychodynamics…"
"Top Ten Barriers to Dispute Resolution"
"What Mediators Really Want to Hear"
Gender Balanced Co-Mediation in Family-Centered Conflict
Grief, Anger, and Fear in Mediation
Individualized Mediation Design
Negotiating With Native American Wisdom
Reflections for Mediation articles I-VII
The Critical Importance of Individualized Mediation Design
The Dirty Dozen Barriers to Dispute Resolution…..
The Influence of Cultural Diversity
TOP Mediation in Estate Planning
Whose Mediation Is It Anyhow?
American Association of Justice
American Trucking Association
American Conference Institute
Arizona Association for Defense Counsel
Arizona Bar Association
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
International Academy of Mediators
Trucking Industry Defense Association
Utah Bar Association
Utah Trial Lawyers Association
Wyoming Defense Lawyers Association
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
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