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Aequitas is pleased to announce the addition of two new panel members

Aequitas is pleased to announce the addition of two new panel members to its roster of neutrals of prominent retired Judges and experienced litigators. Wally Bley and Jeff Parshall are available to assist parties with mediations, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution needs.

Bley is a partner with Bley & Evans in Colombia, Missouri, where he has practiced law for 35 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. In 2014, Bley was named a “Top 100” by National Trial Lawyers. Additionally, Bley is past-president of and has served on the Executive committee and Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. He is also an active member of the Boone County Bar Association and a sustaining member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Parshall is a partner with Ford, Parshall & Baker, where he has practiced law for over 35 years. Parshall has been named a Missouri “Super Lawyer” in the area of defense litigation by Martindale-Hubbell, and has tried over 100 jury trials to verdict. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a past President and current member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers as well as the Boone County Bar Association.

Lisa Herder presents on ADR to China Ministry of Justice Delegation

Lisa Herder, Director of Business Development for Aequitas Alternative Dispute Resolution Services, recently presented before 20 officials from the China Ministry of Justice at the State Capitol in Springfield, IL. Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Herder provided an overview on best practices in mediation and mediator selection. Herder’s program was one of a series of presentations on the U.S. Civil Mediation System arranged by the University’s China Executive Leadership Program (CELP). Started in 1993 this collaboration between the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (SAFEA) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has provided executive training programs for more than 5,500 Chinese executives. The UIUC has become the major training center for SAFEA in the United States. Through the programs China and the United States have benefitted by the many friendships and mutual respect and understanding that have developed as a result of the time the executives have spent studying here.

Hon. Richard Bresnahan joins Aequitas’ roster of neutrals

St. Louis, MO—Aequitas is pleased to announce the addition of a new panel member to its roster of neutrals of prominent retired Judges and experienced litigators. The Honorable Richard C. Bresnahan is available to assist parties with mediations, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution needs.

Judge Bresnahan served on the 21st Judicial Circuit of Missouri for eleven years. Prior to his appointment to the bench Judge Bresnahan was an attorney in private practice and also served as City Attorney and Municipal Judge for numerous municipalities and cities in the St. Louis metropolitan area. His private practice provided extensive experience in litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants, including approximately 20 jury trials and 1,000 bench trials and contested motions, in personal injury, property damage, employments maters, securities cases, fraud, contract and business litigation matters. Along with serving on the Board of Governors for the Missouri Bar for 4 terms, Judge Bresnahan held leadership positions with the St. Louis County Bar which bestowed him with its esteemed “Dudley Dunlop Distinguished Lawyer” Award.

“Aequitas is excited and honored to have Judge Bresnahn join our ADR panel. He brings years of courtroom experience and preeminent settlement and negotiation skills”, said Lisa Herder, Director of Business Development for Aequitas.

 

ABOUT AEQUITAS

Aequitas is a sister company to Midwest Litigation Services, one of the largest and most technically advanced court reporting and litigation support providers in the U.S. with eleven offices and over 250 nationwide affiliates. Headquartered in St. Louis, patrons of Aequitas will have access to the full service conference rooms, amenities and staff at Midwest’s offices located in Kansas City, Springfield, Cape Girardeau, Jefferson City, Columbia & Rolla, MO; Springfield, Champaign and Chicago, IL & Overland Park, KS.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Lisa Herder, Director of Business Development

Aequitas Alternative Dispute Resolution

lherder@aequitasadr.com

711 North 11th Street

St. Louis, MO  63101

(314) 754-7900

Welcome to our newest members!

St. Louis, MO—Aequitas is pleased to announce the addition of four new panel members

to its roster of neutrals of prominent retired Judges and experienced litigators. Attorney

John Morthland, the Honorable Glenn Norton, the Honorable Leo Zappa, and attorney

Allan Zerman are available to assist parties with mediations, arbitrations and other

alternative dispute resolution needs.

 

Morthland is the senior and managing anttorney of the firm Wasinger Parham, LLC,

where he has been engaged in civil practice and litigation since 1977.

Hon. Norton is a partner with the firm Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch where he practices

primarily in the areas of mediation, arbitration, and special appointments. As a retired

Circuit and Appellate Court Judge he has extensive experience in the courtroom.

Hon. Zappa served as a Circuit Judge for Sangamon County for 21 years. He is

experienced in the areas of administrative law, professional liability, environmental law,

business litigation, real property, personal injury, contracts, and employment law.

Zerman is a founding member and current counsel for the firm Zerman Mogerman, LLC.

He has been listed for over 20 years in Naifeh and Smith’s, The Best Lawyers in America,

for Family Law where he was also names as the “St. Louis Area Lawyer of the Year for

Family Law” in 2011.

 

“Aequitas is excited and honored to have these esteemed gentlemen join our ADR panel.

They bring with them years of courtroom experience and preeminent settlement and

negotiation skills”, said Lisa Herder, Director of Business Development for Aequitas.