Richard J. Medalie, FORUM Arbitrator

Richard Medalie is one of the FORUM’s most distinguished neutrals. During the Kennedy Administration, Richard served in Solicitor General Archibald Cox’s office and argued his first case before the U.S. Supreme Court at the age of 33. He possesses what he describes as “an abiding intellectual interest in the law,” which he extends to the community in his ongoing work with the non-profit Appleseed Foundation and its national network of public interest law centers.

Over 1,600 arbitrators and mediators serve on our panel. They are retired judges, attorneys, and law professors with proven legal expertise. Any arbitrator deciding cases governed by the FORUM’s Code of Procedure must possess at least 15 years of legal experience. Moreover, the FORUM’s arbitrators are sworn to follow the Code of Conduct for Arbitrators, whose five canons ensure both an impartial review of the facts as well as decisions based on the substantive law.