Joel Levine, Esq. Mediator & Arbitrator

Joel Levine, Esq.
7501 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy
Suite 523
Scottsdale, Az. 85255

Tel: 480.702.0560


ADR Services:

  • Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
  • Mediation (Federal)
  • Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)
  • Neutral Evaluation
  • Fact Finding
  • Special Master
  • Receiver
  • Med-Arb
  • ADR Training

FL Certification Qualifications:

  • Federal Mediator
  • County Court Mediator
  • Circuit-Civil Mediator
  • Fl. Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator


Based in Arizona and Mediate and Arbitrate throughout the U.S. and Internationally


Exerience in the following types of cases:

  • ADA Disability
  • Accounting
  • Admiralty
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Franchise
  • FCC
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investments
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Utilities

Biographical Notes:

I have extensive legal, business and ADR experience and have served as Mediator in over 1000 cases and as Arbitrator in over 100 cases covering a full spectrum of commercial disputes. I prepare in advance and proactively work to facilitate settlement in my mediations. As the attached resume reflects, I am on multiple panels for institutional arbitration providers and am frequently selected by parties for ad hoc arbitrations. My domestic and international experience includes a wide range of commercial, business, employment, financial, construction, technology, franchise, corporate, real estate, entertainment, IP and a full gamut of insurance matters.

These Biographical Notes tend to repeat everything above which are also contained on attached resumes, so I’ll spare you the repetition. Based on my varied experience, I take seriously how people are affected in the disputes which come before me. I work tirelessly to settle my mediations and diligently to effect a fair, legally proper outcome of matters I arbitrate.

A quick mention that I served in the Peace Corps, practiced law, started and ran businesses, served as employee and employer and have been exposed to all sides of conflict. I listen well and believe I am well qualified to serve as a true neutral in mediation and arbitration matters.







  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1966
    Voluntary Defenders; Member: Oliver Wendell Holmes Society
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, Phi Beta Kappa, 1963 (Philosophy Major; Science Minor (Biology/Chemistry)
  • More Trainings in Mediation and Arbitration than I should make you suffer through. Detailed list furnished upon request.


English and Conversational Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Member New York and Florida Bars and Federal Courts: U.S. District Courts: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; United States Court of International Trade (jurisdiction over international trade/import disputes). Diplomate Member: Florida Academy of Professional Mediators; International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator; International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Arbitration and Mediation Panelist. Florida Bar Sections: Trial Lawyers (and ADR Committee); Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law; Founding Member and Executive Committee of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section; Panelist American Arbitration Association; FINRA panelist; Member: Writers Guild of America.
  • Multiple Institutional ADR Providers including several American Arbitration Association Panels—Please see resume.

AV® Preeminent Rated.

Avvo 10 Superb Top Attorney Rating.

Selected by The Best Lawyers in America 2017, 2018 and 2019 for work in Arbitration.

Selected by Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite in Arbitration & Mediation, multiple years including 2016.

Selected by Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite in Arbitration & Mediation—multiple years.

Awarded by Acquisition International (The Voice of Corporate Finance): Arbitrator of the Year: Florida (2014, 2015) and Mediator of the Year Florida (2013, 2015) and Most Outstanding Commercial Arbitrator (2016 Excellence Award).

Named in Best Lawyers (2018 South Florida edition) as best lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution-Arbitration.

Selected as a Harvard Law School Traphagen Distinguished Alumni.

Reginald Heber Smith Community Fellowship which in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania and University of Michigan Law Schools trained 100 selected attorneys to practice civil rights and poverty law in low income minority communities.

Selected to the Copyright Office, Library of Congress 2004-2005 Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) which determined royalty rates and distribution of royalties for the commercial use of copyrighted works when those rates could not be successfully negotiated by copyright holders and users (e.g., broadcasters) - including those for music and webcasting.


Published Articles/Books

Please see resume for books and multiple articles.


Please call or email for details.
Tel: 480.702.0560