Tracy L. Allen, Esq.
44 First Street
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Hourly Rate $525
Current Global Resolutions, PLLC
Practice More than 20
Cases In excess of 1500
Languages English
Global Resolutions, PLLC
Full-time Arbitrator, Mediator, Facilitator; Global Resolutions, PLLC, 2010-Present; Partner/Attorney, Bodman LLP, 2007-2010; Distinguished Professor of Conflict Management, Lipscomb University College of Leadership and Public Policy 2018- Present; Distinguished Professor of Conflict Managemnt at Lipscomb University 2019-Present; Adjunct Professor, Lipscomb University 2006-2018; Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine School of Law Straus Institute for Conflict Management 2004-Present; Senior Shareholder/Attorney/Director, Sommers Schwartz, P.C., 1993-2007; Partner/Attorney, Kiefer, Allen, Cavanagh & Toohey, 1987-1993; Attorney, Abbott, Nicholson, 1985-1987; Attorney, Nederlander, Dodge & Adamo, 1981-1985; Faculty, University of Arkansas School of Law, 1980-1981; Instructor, Wayne State University School of Law, 1979-1980; Faculty, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1974-1977.
Using a tax and business background is helpful in mediating national and international commercial, business, financial and securities disputes including those that may involve regulatory issues, business operations, entity ownership and division, standards of care, finance, malpractice and bankruptcy. Also, healthcare law experience assisting in disputes among providers as well as internally within large healtcare systems. Employment disputes are common and generally involve Title VII, Elliott Larsen, retaliation, wrongful discharge, discrimination, and/or pension benefit issues. This knowledge comes from mediating and arbitrating such dipsutes as well as exoerience in assisting entities in organizational strutcturing, conflict management, prevention and systems design. A legal background in wealth management and estate planning provides a substantive area of knowledge in business valuations, separations, mergers and acquistions as well as Will contests and Trust disputes.
Issues handled include: international and nations disputes such as business valuations, financial reporting and content of financial reports; employment terminations, federal and state discrimination rules, Elliott Larsen, civil rights, covenants not to compete, tortuous interference with business opportunity, retaliation; trade secrets and proprietary protections; real estate developments, construction contracts, costs, budgets, over runs, extras, change orders, leases, options to purchase; securities fraud, customer complaints, management compliance manuals, raid, suitability, and churning; healthcare fraud, compliance, physician contracting and practice acquisition; family probate, estate/trust settlement disputes.
Served as an advocate for clients in disputes in 10 or less cases. Familiar with attorneys and judges and their roles in mediation/alternative dispute resolution due to position as lead trainer of basic and advanced mediation in Michigan and various universities. Also teach basic and complex mediation, mediation advocacy and negotiation for several law schools, graduate programs and professional organizations.
Most cases involve attorney-represented parties. While mediation should be the parties' process, actively work with counsel and the parties to design and develop an expedient and effective process that will assist the parties in fully exploring settlement opportunities. Advocates do well for their clients when they come prepared and knowledgeable about all the facts and law of the case. This enables them to serve in the role of negotiation coach and counselor to their clients. Use of technological platforms such as Zoom (including tutorials in advance) and teleconferencing are available but not always the best mode of communication. Complex and multi-party cases can also be resolved throughs staggered, staged sessions and protocols reviewed with the parties at engagement. A major goal of any mediation process is to make sure the decision makers have sufficient information to make informed decisions about their outcomes and future with the dispute remaining alive and with it resolved.
Ray Henney,, (313) 465-7410; Chester Kasiborski,, (313) 225-7064; Eric Galton,, (512) 799 1814; additional references available upon request.
The American Arbitration Association’s Adoption of Initial Employment and FLSA Discovery Protocols, 2020; ACE 20 - Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2020; AAA/ICDR/AAA Panel Conference, 2019; AAA Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor - Meeting Participant Expectations ACE18, 2018; Faculty, AAA Mediator Essentials: Skills for Facilitating Negotiated Agreements, 2017; Faculty, AAA eDiscovery: Arbitration in a Digital World ACE12, 2016; AAA Top Techniques for Improving Arbitration Case Management Efficiency, 2015; AAA Webinar, Managing Negotiations in Mediation, 2013; Institute for Continuing Legal Education, University of Michigan, Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Institute, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009; Pepperdine University Law School Law, School Faculty Forum in ADR, 2011; AAA/Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association/Oakland County Bar Association, ADR Joint Networking Event, 2010; International Academy of Mediators, Gender Management in Conflict, April 2009; ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting, 2009; Association for Conflict Resolution, Avoiding Pitfalls in ADR, 2009; Faculty, AAA Arbitration Roadmap: The Standard for Efficient and Cost Effective Arbitration, 2008; International Academy of Mediators, ADR in the Eyes of the Corporate World and Managing Fear, Anger, Risk in Mediation, 2007; ABA Annual ADR Conference Arbitration Update and International Arbitrations, 2007; Faculty, ABA Annual ADR Conference, Joint Sessions in Mediation, 2007; Oregon State Bar teaching Advocacy in ADR, 2007; Institute for Continuing Legal Education University of Michigan (ICLE), Masters in Mediation, 2007; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics ACE05, 2006; Harvard Project on Negotiations Emotions in Conflict, 2006; International Academy of Mediators, Mediation Training, 1997-present; National Association of Securities Dealers, Securities Training, 2004, 1997; Pepperdine University/Straus Institute, ADR/Mediation Training, 2003, 2002, 2000; Oakland County Bar Association Mediation Orientation, 2003, 1998; ICLE, Mediation Training, 2001; AAA Arbitrator Update 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001; attended AAA Mediator Conference Workshop, 2000; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshop, 1999; Faculty, ICLE Basic Mediation course; various other national and local ADR trainings, including CLE in excess of 100 hours annually in ADR related topics.
Admitted to the Bar: Michigan, 1980; U.S. District Court: Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, 1981; U.S. Tax Court, 1981; U.S. Supreme Court, 1988.
Michigan State Bar, Professional Ethics Committee (2018-2021); Michigan State Bar Sections of ADR, Probate and Estate, Business and Tax ; International Academy of Mediators (Distinguished Fellow, Dame, Past President); Oakland Bar Association (ADR and Business Law Sections); Financial Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit (Past Director; Past President); Metropolitan Detroit Alumni Senate; Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity (Past Dean); International Mediation Institute; Member of arbitration and mediation Panels of Singapore Mediation Institute; Member of arbitration and mediation Panels of Hong Kong Institute for Mediation; Mediator.Arbitrator for American Health Lawyers Association; Mediator/Arbitrator on CPR Roster; Mediator and Arbitrator roster listed with the International Chamber of Commerce.
University of Michigan (BA, high honors-1976); Wayne State University Law School (JD, cum laude-1980; LLM, Taxation-1984).
Listed top ADR professional Who's Who International Legal- Mediation 2010- present; Top Mediator, Michigan, 2013; Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan, 2007 to present; Michigan and National Corporate Counsel Edition Super Lawyer, 2006 to present; Best Lawyers in America in ADR, 2005 to present; President’s Award, International Academy of Mediators, Fall 2003; Knighted by the International Academy of Mediators 2012; State Bar of Michigan Distinguished Service Award, 2008; AV rated Martindale Hubbell, including Judicial edition, 1985-present.
Frequent national and international ADR speaker, educator, trainer/faculty and author.

SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS: “Don’t Torch the Joint Session,” Dispute Resolution, Fall 2014; “Stories Mediators Tell,” ABA publication 2012; “Should the Mediator Talk?,” LAWYERS’ WEEKLY, September 2011; "Mediation Confidentiality: What Can We Promise?," Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Annual DIspute Resolution Institute March 2009; "Law School for Legislators, A Facilitated Dialogue for Policy Makers," Michigan State Bar Association, March 2009; "Mediation Ethics and Confidentiality," Association for Conflict Resolution, February 2009; "Real Time Mediation Has Arrived," State Bar of Michigan BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL, Winter 2008; "A Letter to Advocates - Barriers in Negotiation," LACHES, May 2006; "Settling Employment Cases and Creative Solutions, LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT NEWSLETTER, State Bar of Michigan, Winter 2005; "Caucus in Mediation, It's More than Shuttle Diplomacy," LACHES and THE PROBATE AND TRUST JOURNAL, 2002; "ADR in Michigan," BASIC PRACTICE IN MICHIGAN, ICLE, 2001; "Alternative Dispute Resolution Arrives in Michigan," CONNECTIONS, 2000; MICHIGAN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, ICLE, 2000, 2006; "ADR: What's in It for Lawyers," LACHES, 1999; "Momma Always Loved You Best: ADR in Estate Settlement," MICHIGAN PROBATE AND TRUST JOURNAL, 1998.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: "Civil Discourse in an Uncivilized Society," Pepperdine University June 2018 and Lipscomb University May and October, 2018, 2019; The Long Overdue Conversation among Advocates, Decision Makers and Neutrals, Pepperdine Straus Institute June 2019; "Mediating the Litigated Case," Bahia and Sao Paulo Brazil November 2016; "Complex Case Mediation," Lipscomb University, July 2007; Master's Degree course in Mediation, Lipscomb University May 2007 to present; Judicial Mediation Training Lipscomb University April 2008-present; "Complex Case Discovery Issues in Securities Arbitration - the View from the Arbitrator," FINRA, Chicago, May 2007; "Advanced Mediation Skills," Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2004 to present; "Pro Se: Managing Cases with Self-Represented Parties," American Arbitration Association, 2004-2006; "Non-Party Signatories to Arbitration," American Arbitration Association, November 2004; "Bringing ADR to Business Clients and Advocates," Chamber of Commerce, Sao Paoul Brazil, March 2004; Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution, The Hague, Summer 2003; "Mediating Complex Commercial Disputes," Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Institute, March 2003-2006; "Advanced Mediation Training in Commercial and Domestic Disputes," Instituto Carlo D'Amore, Italy, Spring 2003, Winter 2004; "Impasse Breaking," ABA Dispute Resolution Conference, 2002, 2003, 2005; "Advanced Mediation Training," Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2005, 2006; "Impasse Breaking," "Forgiveness in Mediation," and "Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution," Pepperdine Masters Forum, 2002, 2003; "The Business of Mass Claim Litigation and ADR," International Academy of Mediators, 2000; "ADR and Mediation in Real Estate Disputes," Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1999; "Y2K and Effective Application of ADR," International Academy of Mediators Semi-Annual Conference, 1999; panelist, "ADR and Y2K," State Bar of Michigan ADR and Computer Law Section Seminar, 1999. Multiple advanced mediation and conflict resolution programs for the ABA, SCMA, State Bar of Michigan and other professional organizations.
$525 Per Hour
United States of America
Mt. Clemens, MI

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.