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Joseph V. Simeri, Mediator & Arbitrator, South Bend, Indiana.

Joseph V. Simeri

Diplomate member
Simeri Arbitration and Mediation, P.C.
1312 East Wayne Street South
South Bend, IN 46615
Tel: (574) 292-9757
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Recognized to Indiana Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Illinois, Michigan, Ohio

Other ADR Services: Fact Finding
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1999
  • # of MEDS (as of 25/6/24)6000
  • # of ARBS (as of 25/6/24)400
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


I bring  to the work of mediation and arbitration  forty years of actual civil jury and bench trial experience in Federal and State Courts. My experience includes serving as lead trial counsel in cases involving personal injury; product liability; construction law; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. 1981; Age Discrimination in Employment; Equal Pay Act; Americans With Disabilities Act; Trade Secret Litigation and Non-Compete Covenant cases; Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); Commercial Contract Litigation; and Estate Disputes.

I hold an AV Peer Review rating (highest) from Martindale-Hubbell.
I now use this extensive experience to work exclusively  as a Mediator and Arbitrator. Having mediated and arbitrated over 6,000 cases, I believe that "conflicts are created, conducted and sustained by human beings - they can be ended by human beings."  (The Honorable George Mitchell).


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Notre Dame (B.A., cum laude);
  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Registered Mediator (Indiana Supreme Court, Commission for Continuing Legal Education, Indiana, 1993);
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators (Former);
  • Roster of Arbitrators, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service;
  • Roster of Arbitrators, FINRA Dispute Resolution;
  • Roster of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association Employment Law Panel
  • Roster of Arbitrators, National Mediation Board
  • Ad Hoc Mediator, Indiana Employment Education Relations Board;
  • Court Appointed Facilitator, St. Joseph County Indiana Mortgage Foreclosure Assistance Project 
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section, Chairperson, 2000)(Former);
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Indiana State Bar Association (Former);
  •  Indiana Association of Mediators
  • Roster of Neutrals, NEW ERA ADR

Rates Information

$325.00 per hour

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