Jared D. Simmer, Esq.
P.O. Box 397
Ingomar, PA 15127
Daily Rate $3,000
Current Full-time Arbitrator and Mediator
Languages English
Full-time Arbitrator and Mediator
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; 2006-2020; Trainer/Consultant, University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business Center for Executive Education Center, 2004-2012; 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, 2004-2012.
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, purchase asset agreements, violation of policies and procedures, work rules, safety violations, route disputes, layoffs and reductions in force, severance payment, employment status, bonuses, etc. Experience includes 200+ cases serving as a contract mediator with the EEOC, and another 200+ cases mediating USPS REDRESS in-house employment complaints.

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

Commercial-related cases include such issues as: broadcasting/television, utilities, securities, manufacturing, mining, partnership, non-compete agreements, real estate, landlord-tenant, design defects, 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, etc.

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, etc.

Labor grievance mediation including contract impasse, subcontracting work, discipline, bargaining unit composition, interpretation of contract language, successor agreements, non-payment of dues, duty of fair representation, attendance, what constitutes bargaining unit work, retirement, etc.

Miscellaneous cases include state and federal government, state and federal regulatory agencies, non-profits, wills and estates, tax, et al.
Admitted to the Bar: Pennsylvania (1989), Florida (inactive), Michigan (inactive), North Carolina (inactive); U.S. District Court: Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals: Third Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.
Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) - Two-term past chair the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, past chair of the Lawyers in Other Professions Committee, member of Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section, member of the Health Care Law, Corporate Lae, Environmental & Energy Law and Construction Law Sections; Officer, Pittsburgh Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA); Member, Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania; Past Board Member, Conflict Resolution Center International, the Center for Conflict Resolution & Negotiation at the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business, and the Durham, NC Dispute Settlement Center; Former Executive Director and founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Dispute Resolution Alliance.
Duquesne University (Ed.D. - 2013); Michigan State University (M.S., Labor and Industrial Relations - 1982); Western Michigan-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).
$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.