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Peggy Foley Jones

Practice Areas:
Mediation; Arbitration; Private Judge; Receiverships

Macalester College, B.A., 1980, Cum Laude
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1984

Ohio Supreme Court
United States Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Judicial Experience (1993-2005):
Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Judge, Eighth District Court of Appeals

Professional/Personal Associations:
American Bar Association, ADR Section, Mediation Committee
Supreme Court of Ohio, Commission on Dispute Resolution
Cleveland American Employment Inn of Court
William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, Master
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Co-Chair, Judicial Qualifications Committee, 2010-2015
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Former Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio
Eighth Judicial Conference, Life Member

GOP Salute as the “2016 William H. Rehnquist Award”, Republican Judicial Salute
American Bar Association YouTube® Video Concept Winner, “Mediation Works,” 2010
“Woman of year Award” by Cuyahoga Women’s Political Caucus

Teaching Experience:
Adjunct Professor Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Trial Advocacy
Frequent Lecturer at Case Western Reserve School of Law

ADR Panels:
American Arbitration Association
Resolute Systems, LLC
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Mediation Program, Pro Bono Mediator
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

ADR Training:
American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Annual Spring Conferences (2008-2020)

Supreme Court of Ohio Dispute Resolution Conference: Integrating Contemporary Dispute Resolution Processes into Today’s Courts (2018)

American Arbitration Association: Conducting Research & Investigations: The Arbitrator’s Authority (September 2014)

Society of Maritime Arbitrators: Fair and Balanced Ship Vetting: A Fact, Goal or Illusion? (November 2013)

Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio: Advanced Conflict Resolution Skills: Overcoming Barriers to Settlement (June 2013)

American Arbitration Association: Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing an Award (October 2012)

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Advanced Strategies for Building Agreement and Breaking Impasse (May 2012)

American Arbitration Association: Managing Your First Arbitration (October 2011)

American Bar Association Disputes Resolution Section: 12th Annual Spring Conference (April 2010)

Frequent Author & Presenter:

Zooming Your Way to Successful Mediations, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, May 2020

Handling Mediation Unruliness, ABA Section Dispute Resolution Virtual Spring Conference, May 2020

Succeeding in Arbitration, Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association, September 2019

Discovery Challenges in Non-Union Employment Arbitration, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), June 2019

Overcoming Anchoring and Impasse by Effectively Using the Mediator’s Proposal, ABA Section Dispute Resolution Conference, April 2019

Ethics and Fitness: Protecting the Integrity and Quality of the Arbitration Process, AAA/ICDR/AAA Mediation.Org Panel Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, March 2019

Top Ten Ways to Make ADR More Cost Effective for your Client, American Bar Association’s 2018 Professional Success Summit, November 2018

ABCs of ADR: Best Practices Guide for Litigators & Neutrals, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, October 30, 2018

Overcoming “Anchoring” A Mediator’s Empirically-Based Approach to Helping the Parties Make the Right Offer and Demand, Bar Journal of Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, August 2018

Mediation Demonstration: Sustaining Mediation Core Values in High Stakes Cases, 2018 Supreme Court of Ohio Dispute Resolution Conference, March 2018

Repositioning Your Case: Differentiating Arbitration and Mediation Techniques from Litigation Strategies, American Conference Institute Long Term Care Conference, Miami, Florida, January 2018

Effective Use of Financial Experts in Mediation and Arbitration, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, November 2017

Faulkner and Reaching Higher in Today’s ADR World, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, October 2016

Mock Mediation of Employment Case, Northern Ohio Labor Employment Law Conference, April 2016

Benefits of an Effective Joint Session in Mediation, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, January 2015

Mediation: Staying in Control to Achieve Business Driven Outcomes, Association of Corporate Counsel-America, Northeast Ohio Chapter, June 2013

Before It Hits the Fan: Using Neutrals When Negotiating Agreements, Bar Journal of Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, August 2012

More about Peggy…
Peggy, a resident of Cleveland Heights, practices yoga and is an avid tennis and paddle tennis player. She enjoys traveling to visit her five children, cooking, gardening, and seeing the newest and best films at the Cleveland International Film Festival.