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Thomas J. Oswald

2540 West Oakwood Road, Oak Creek, WI 53154 • USA

Phone 860.326.8686


Mediator & Conflict Consultant




Mediator, Conflict Consultant

Mediation Transformation, principal

Mystic, Boston, Cleveland, Milwaukee

1997 - present

Court Mediator, Civil Division

Summit County Court of Common Pleas, employee

Akron, Ohio

2003 - 2005

Employment (EEOC) Mediator, US Postal Service

Equal Opportunity Employment Commission discrimination cases

Northeast and Midwest US

2007 - present

Ranges of Experience

Over 800 mediation cases

All manner of civil case material

Case values into seven digits

With up to 49 parties

Over 80 arbitration Cases

Consultant on 3 international commercial conflict and dispute cases

Consultant on the resolution of several domestic commercial conflicts and disputes

Professional Service Organizations, Positions and Memberships

Secretary, Board of Finance, Town of North Stonington, Connecticut

2008 - 2010

Chair, North Stonington Business Association, 2009-20010

Charter Member, Mediators Without Borders


Mediation Trainer, Monrovia, Liberia (Scheduled for May 2008)

Board Member, Commercial Section, Association for Conflict Resolution


Co-Chair, Commercial Section, Association for Conflict Resolution

2 year term, 2001-2003

Editor, Commercial Section, Mediate.com, 2000-2006

Associate Member, Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association

2000 - present

Member, North East Chapter of ACR, 2004 - 2008

Other ACR Service Includes:

         Ad Hoc Section Election Advisory Committee, 2003

         National Leadership Council, 2000-2003

         Authored ACR Section Election Guidelines, 2002

         Nat'l Annual Conference Program Committee, 2002 and 2003

         Editor, Section Newsletter, Commercial Section, 1999 - 2003

         Joint Section Mid-Year Conference Planning Committee, 2002

         Presenter, Annual Conferences, 2003 and 2004

         National Leadership Council, 2000-2003

Panelist, Vis Moot International Arbitration Competition preparation, with the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association and Northwestern Law School, 2001.

Vice President and Public Outreach Officer, Association for Advancement of Professional Mediation, SE regional Wisconsin, 2001


Professional Training and Continuing Education




         Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute, 16 hour, Oct. 2006.  Presented by the Commercial Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Harvard University - Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, and the American Arbitration Association. Sheraton Philadelphia City Center.

         NEACR Fall Training and Conference, 8 hour, 2005.  North East Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Boston MA.

         International Commercial Arbitration, 16 hour, examination, 2002  Chartered Institute      of Arbitrators, North American Branch and Northwestern University School of Law

         Consulting for Conflict Resolution, 2002

         Mediation, Center for Conflict Resolution, Chicago, 32 hour, 2002

         Arbitration, Consumer, 24 hour, 2000

         Mediation, Workplace, 1999

         Mediation, Divorce, 40 hours, 1999

         Various Mediation Training, over 120 hours, 1996 to date

         Conferences, Seminars, Continuing Education events, over 300 hours, 1997 to date



Other Professional Experience




Project Manager, US State Department, US Mission to West Berlin, West Berlin

Assistant Manager, Golf and Country Club, US Army Berlin

Import / Export, several products, W. Berlin and Prague, CZ

Manager, Service Federal Credit Union, West Berlin Branch Offices

Purser, American Yacht Club Berlin, West Berlin






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