Mr. Monicatti is a full time professional mediator and arbitrator with extensive training and experience in all phases of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and has served as a neutral in thousands of tort and commercial disputes since 1978 in virtually all areas of law such as banking, business dissolutions and disputes, civil rights, computer, construction project disputes and accidents, consumer protection and lemon law, contract, employment, environment, family law, health care, insurance, mass torts, motor vehicle accidents, pollution, premises liability, probate, product liability, professional malpractice (medical, dental, legal, accounting, architectural), public housing, real estate, sexual harassment and assault, workers compensation, and other claims totaling over a billion dollars in resolved disputes. He has also served by court appointment as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, case evaluator, receiver, expert witness, umpire, referee/factfinder and settlement master in the multi-billion dollar Dow Corning breast implant insurance coverage litigation. He is a court-approved mediator for federal courts in Michigan and Indiana as well as state court in Michigan. In the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory of attorneys in the United States, Canada and selected foreign countries, his peers have rated him ?AV? since 1989, which is the highest-ranking possible. He currently is listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America published by Woodward/White, Inc., which also is based on peer-review surveys.Presentations and Publications: Mr. Monicatti is a frequent speaker and author on various topics concerning ADR, and has trained mediators privately as well as for court programs. He has been a guest lecturer at various law schools. He has written for Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Michigan?s Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the State Bar of Michigan?s Cultural Awareness Project Manual. He also has served Michigan?s Institute of Continuing Legal Education as a Mediation Advisory Board member and seminar speaker/faculty member.Affiliations: Founding Member, Fellow and President of the International Academy of Mediators. American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. State, national and federal bar associations.
JD, Michigan State University College of Law; BA, Oakland University; State Circuit Court Judicial Law Clerk; USA&M Mediator Training, basic and advanced; USA&M Medical Staff Hearing Officer Training; AAA Securities and Computer Arbitrator Training; International Academy of Mediators semiannual educational conferences.