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Hon. Melvyn W. Wiesman

Education

• USA&M Mediator Training, and other mediation and arbitration training at various times
• Advanced Mediation Training for Court Certified ADR Neutrals for the U.S. District Court, 2011
• USA&M Best Practices Training on “Current Issues in Probate Practice & ADR”, 2011
• USA&M Best Practices Training on “Current Issues in E-Discovery and ADR”, 2010
• USA&M Transitional Mediator Training, 2009
• Mediation Training for Civil Cases, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 2003
• University of Missouri School of Law, JD, 1963
• Washington University, A.B., 1960

Accomplishments

Served as mediator, arbitrator or special master on numerous cases from 2009 to present; Circuit Judge, 21st Judicial Circuit (St. Louis County, Missouri) 1979-2009; Magistrate Judge in St. Louis County, Missouri 1966-1979. Throughout his judicial career, Judge Wiesman has presided over and settled thousands of cases involving medical and other professional malpractice, premises liability, wrongful death, vehicle collisions, products liability, employment discrimination, real estate disputes, employment agreement disputes and other contract disputes, fraud, insurance coverage and eminent domain disputes. He is the recipient of the Robert Walston Chubb Award of the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, the Faith in Action Award of the Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri and special recognitions from the Missouri Judicial Conference and numerous other organizations.

Affiliations

• Member of the Missouri Bar
• St. Louis County Bar Association
• Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
• Lawyer’s Association of St. Louis (Secretary 1974-1975)