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Robert D. Litz

Education

• Drake University, B.A. 1979
• University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. 1981
• American College of E-Neutrals Electronic Discovery E-Neutral Training, 2011
• Washington University Civil Mediation Training, 2005
• USA&M Transitional Training, 2005
• NASD Arbitrator Training, 2005
• AAA Annual Arbitrator Updates, 2002-2005
• AAA Arbitrator II Training, 2002
• AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999
• AAA Arbitrator and Mediator Training, 1993

Accomplishments

Mr. Litz is President of USA&M and an experienced civil trial lawyer, arbitrator and mediator. The majority of his practice has been concentrated in commercial lending and collections, lender liability and bankruptcy proceedings. He has arbitrated and mediated cases involving breach of contract, real estate, employment, partnership dissolution, personal injury, loan defaults, general corporate, securities, products liability and computer contract matters. Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington University since 2005 teaching arbitration and mediation courses and has authored publications in numerous periodicals, including the Missouri Bar Journal, the St. Louis Bar Journal, the Missouri Business Law Quarterly, and the Missouri Bar “Litigation Settlements” deskbook ADR chapter. He has served as faculty for various ADR training programs and seminars, including the Practicing Law Institute (New York, NY), University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Washington University, The Missouri Bar and ADR Super Conferences (Washington D.C. and New York, NY). He is admitted to the Missouri Bar (1981); U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri (1981); 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (1981); and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (1989).

Affiliations

• Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
• American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution)
• The Missouri Bar (Commercial Law Committee-Former Vice Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee- Chair 2003-2006)
• Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee-Chair 2015-2017, 1997-2003, Business Law Section)
• American College of E-Neutrals (Fellow)