Jared D. Simmer, Esq.
P.O. Box 397
Ingomar, PA 15127
Daily Rate $3,000
Current Full-Time Arbitrator and Mediator
The Private Adjudication Center – Executive Director
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz Graduate School of Public Policy – Adjunct Professor
University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business Center for Executive Education – Trainer/Consultant
Practice 35
Cases 375
Languages English
Full-Time Arbitrator and Mediator
The Private Adjudication Center – Executive Director
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz Graduate School of Public Policy – Adjunct Professor
University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business Center for Executive Education – Trainer/Consultant
Arbitrator/Mediator, 1989-Present; Manager of Labor Relations, Duke University/Duke Medical Center, 1982-1989; Assistant Director of Regulatory Affairs, Public Service Division, Michigan Department of Commerce, 1979-1982.

Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University; 2006-Present; Trainer/Consultant, University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business Center for Executive Education Center, 2004-Present; Assistant Director of the Geneva College Leadership Institute, 2007-2009; Instructor, Carnegie Mellon University Chief Information Officer Institute, 2008-2018; Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business, 2004-2008;.
Arbitrator/mediator since 1984, practicing full-time since 1989. Has arbitrated/mediated over 1500 disputes. Practice is approximately 50% employment, 50% all others (commercial, health care, construction, insurance, medical, partnerships, mining, IT, et al). Experience includes handling cases in both the private and public sectors, profit and non-profit, including government and labor. Serves on numerous private, local, state and national mediation panels, including panels for the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the AAA, the U.S. Federal District Court, the U.S. EEOC, the U.S. Postal Service, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the National Mediation Board and the Federal Bankruptcy Court.
Employment-related cases include partnership disputes/dissolution, employment status, sales territory and commissions, age, race, sex, national origin/accent, disability, pregnancy, sexual harassment, tortuous interference with contract, stock options, wrongful termination, exceptions to employment-at-will doctrine, share of practice income, scope of a non-compete, dissension within group leadership, geographic scope and duration of non-compete, professional negligence, long term disability, violation of policy and procedures, work rules, safety violations, route disputes, layoffs and reductions in force, severance payment, employment status, bonuses et al.

Construction-related cases include design defects, non-payment, failure to perform, breach of contract, substandard materials, delay, subcontractor liability, interpretation and application of contracts et al.

Commercial-related cases include such issues as: broadcasting/television, utilities, securities, manufacturing, mining, partnership, non-compete agreements, real estate, landlord-tenant, , design defect, franchise disputes, wrongful death, personal injury, stock options, patents, tortuous interference with contract, hospitality, food service, restaurant, insurance, tax, family-owned business, energy (oil, gas), trucking, IT, wireless et al.

Healthcare-related cases include med-mal, quality of care, health care/medical/dental/nursing, long-term care disputes, professional practice partnership disputes, professional licensure, pharmaceuticals, appropriateness of medical care et al.

Labor-related cases include such issues as: steel, transportation, manufacturing, chemical, fire, police, service, skilled trades, bargaining unit composition, interest and grievance disputes, contract language, successor agreements, non-payment of dues, duty of fair representation, among others.

Miscellaneous cases include state and federal government, state and federal regulatory agencies, non-profits, wills and estates, tax, et al.
Believes that mediator's role is to empower parties to move past impasse and resolve differences on their own terms and in ways that work best for them. Important that mediator be skilled enough to adjust his/her style to the situation, e.g., where the parties' mutual interest is to achieve settlement at any cost the mediator's style should be more directive; conversely, where restoration the of relationship is important the style should be more facilitative/transformative. The parties deserve neutrals who accept that mediation is hard work, but believe that any dispute is resolvable and impasse only a temporary roadblock on the way toward eventual settlement.
Loretta Feller, ADR Coordinator, U.S. EEOC, (216) 522-7678, Loretta.feller@eeoc.gov; Sally Cimini, Esq. Babst , Calland, Clements & Zomnir, (412) 559-6619, scimini@bccz.com; David Ulicne, Director, Sales and Strategy, CERT Information Security Training, Carnegie Mellon University, (412) 268-9564, deu@sei.cmu.edu.
AAA ACE19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; AAA What Really Happened? Investigating Workplace Complaints, 2017; When Work Hurts ~ Workplace Bullying and the Opportunities For Addressing It, 2017; AAA Top Techniques for Improving Arbitration Case Management Efficiency, 2015; AAA Motion Practice in Arbitration-Worthwhile or an Expensive Distraction? 2014; AAA, Consummate Negotiation Techniques & Tactics, 2013; Florida Public Employee Relations Board, Special Master Training, 2009; AAA, Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics ACE05, 2006; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration ACE04, 2006; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mediating Health Care Disputes, 2005; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards ACE01, 2004; E.E.O.C Advanced Employment Mediation, 2004; NASD Arbitrating Securities Disputes, 2003; Annual Arbitrator Update 2002; AAA Employment Arbitrator II: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2002; AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator, 2000; AAA Mediation of Construction Industry Disputes Seminar, 2000; U.S. Bankruptcy Court Mediation, 2000; Ombuds Association, Ombuds 101, 2000; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Commercial Mediation, 1999; U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1999; AAA Commercial Arbitrator, 1999; U.S. Postal Service, Transformative Mediation, 1998; AAA Employment Arbitrator, 1998; U.S. EEOC, Employment Mediation, 1997; AAA Labor Arbitrator, 1996; Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Interest-based Negotiation Skills for Attorneys, 1995; Orange County Dispute Settlement Center, Mediating Domestic Disputes; Durham Dispute Settlement Center, Fundamentals of Mediation; miscellaneous on-line training programs offered by the National Arbitration Forum and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Admitted to the Bar: Pennsylvania (1989), inactive in Florida, Michigan and North Carolina; District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.

Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute.
Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) - Chair the ADR Committee, serves on Council, Member of the Labor and Employment Law, Health Care, Corporate, Environmental & Energy and Construction Sections; former Chair of Lawyers in Other Professions Committee; Officer, Pittsburgh Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association; Member, Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania; Past Board Member, Conflict Resolution Center International, the Center for Conflict Resolution & Negotiation at the Katz Graduate School of Business, and the Durham, NC Dispute Settlement Center; Former Executive Director, Western Pennsylvania Dispute Resolution Alliance.
Duquesne University (Ed.D. - 2013); Michigan State University (M.S., Labor and Industrial Relations - 1982); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. - 1979); Oxford University/University of San Diego School of Law (Joint Certificate, International Law - 1978); Calvin College (B.A., Psychology - 1975).
Cultural Diploma of Honor, American Biographical Institute International; Who's Who in Executives and Business, Lexington Who's Who, Strathmore Who's Who Worldwide; Who's Who Registry of Rising Young Americans; International Who's Who of Professionals, Princeton's Who's Who of Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs; Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Personal Achievers.
New mediator training, the Federal District Court of Western Pennsylvania; The Evolving Employment Status of Adjuncts (National LERA Conference); The Past, Present and (hopefully) Future of Arbitration (The Allegheny County Bar Association); Med-Arb: Why aren't You Using It to Resolve Your Disputes (Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers); Public Policy Issues in Law Enforcement Excessive Use of Force (National LERA Conference); Win-Win Negotiating training (The City of Pittsburgh / Firefighters' Local); Basic Negotiation Skills Training (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Emerging Physician Executives' Program); "Yesterday I Couldn't Spell Negotiator and Now I Are One" (Allegheny County Lawyer's Journal); Mediating Disputes Arising During the Collective Bargaining Process (Annual meeting of the Ohio State Employee Relations Board); "Women Don't Ask: So Why Aren't They Willing to Learn How? (doctoral dissertation); Emerging Trends in Public Sector Arbitration (Pennsylvania Municipal League); Negotiating IT Contracts (Carnegie Mellon University's Chief Information Officer Training Institute); Gender Differences in Negotiation (Pennsylvania Council of Mediators); Using Mediation to Improve Employee Relations (Annual Meeting of the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association); Commercial Business Negotiating Skills (San Paulo, Brazil & Prague, Czech Republic Chambers of Commerce); Negotiating Commercial Contracts (University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business Executive Education Center); Advanced Negotiation Skills (Young Executives Forum); Employment Law (Pittsburgh Technical Institute); Why Attorneys Need to Embrace ADR (University of West Virginia School of Law); Effective Team-Building (Polytechnical Institute of Nicaragua); Resolving Construction Disputes More Effectively (Port Authority of Pittsburgh); Design and Implementation of In-House ADR Programs (Pittsburgh Human Resources' Association); Mediating Construction Disputes and Effective Construction Conflict Management (Pittsburgh office, the American Arbitration Association); Negotiating Workers' Compensation Commutations (Pennsylvania Self-Insured Association); Healthcare Mediation (University of Pittsburgh School of Law); International ADR (University of Pittsburgh School of Law); Mediating Employee Grievances in Health Care: (Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania); Arbitration and Mediation of Construction Industry Disputes (Pittsburgh office of the American Arbitration Association); Techniques in Conflict Resolution for Healthcare (Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania); Mediation in the New Millennium (Western Pennsylvania Federal Bar Association); Employment Mediation as a Litigation Management Strategy (Healthcare Human Resources Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania). CLE/CEU presenter for professional associations and author of articles on ADR-related topics for a number of professional publications including the Allegheny County Bar News, the Bulletin (a publication of the Allegheny County Medical Society) and past author of a column on mediating workplace disputes for the Workplace Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).
$3,000 Per Day
United States of America
Ingomar, PA

The AAA provides mediators to parties on cases administered by the AAA under AAA mediation procedures. Mediations that proceed without AAA administration are not considered AAA mediations, even where parties select a mediator who is a member of an AAA mediation roster.