Mediation Clients

I, along with other members of our firm, primarily represent employees in difficult employment termination cases. Over several years, our firm and opposing counsel have selected Bob Steinberg as a mediator to facilitate a pre-trial resolution because of Bob’s experience as a former federal Magistrate Judge and his experience handling complex litigation. I have found Bob to be creative in his approaches to assisting both sides to achieve resolution, and he is a “go to” mediator in the Midwest. I would heartily recommend him if you are looking for an experienced mediator capable of achieving success.

Randy Freking, Owner, Freking and Betz LLC, regional law firm   

Bob has done a great job mediating cases I have been involved in. He is thorough and proactive and gets the cases settled.

Robert Klingler, Owner/Founder of Robert A. Klingler Co., Cincinnati, Ohio area law firm   

Bob has successfully mediated some of my most difficult and contentious employment cases. He is persistent, creative and extremely effective as a mediator.

David Montgomery, Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP, national law firm   

Robert (Bob) Steinberg is an excellent mediator, one of the best in our community. He gets cases settled by the force of his personality, experience and insights into the settlement process. A former U.S. Magistrate Judge and litigator, he has the necessary experience to form persuasive opinions and guidance helpful to the mediation process.

Paul Tobias, SeniorPartner & Founder, Tobias,Torchia&Simon   

Bob Steinberg is one of the best mediators in this region. He comes to the table thoroughly prepared, and effectively helps all parties to a dispute understand why and how a mediated settlement makes sense. Over the years, Bob helped me resolve some of the most contentious and sensitive cases that I’ve handled, and did so in a way that my clients understood and appreciated. I enthusiastically recommend him and would be happy to talk with anyone who is considering engaging him in this role.

Rachel Rowe, Executive Partner/Keating, Muething & Klekamp PLL, Cincinnati, Ohio area law firm   

Bob Steinberg’s knowledge, experience, and committed approach make him a highly effective mediator. He works thoughtfully to develop a strong command of the facts and issues and applies his refined skills to the case with poise and insight. As a result, Bob is able to educate both counsel and their clients on the value of resolving the dispute in a matter-of-fact and compelling manner. A trusted colleague recommended Bob Steinberg to me for a difficult mediation, which Bob resolved, and I would confidently do the same.”

Ryan McClane, Dressman Benzinger LaVelle, Northern Kentucky Law Firm   

Bob Steinberg is a superb mediator who brings years of experience, both as a judge and lawyer to the task. He understands complex litigation and has a unique talent to work with parties to resolve difficult and expensive disputes. His clear-eyed intellect and persistent nature can get a settlement accomplished even in the most seemingly hopeless disputes. Having used him as a mediator in such situations, I highly recommend him.

Mark VanderLaan, Partner & Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP   

Robert Steinberg brings practical skills to the mediation, honed over years of experience in dispute resolution. He demonstrates an ability both to create useful options to resolve the matter by satisfying the interests of the disputing parties and to facilitate the parties in making a reality check whether a fair settlement is preferable to the litigation alternative. The consummate neutral, he is a gentle, but effective persuader.

James K. L. Lawrence, Senior Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC, regional law firm   

Bob did a terrific job mediating a tough case in which the parties made no progress towards resolution prior to the mediation. Bob immediately honed in on the key issues and offered unique insights that helped me prepare for an effective mediation. Candidly, I came to the mediation session very pessimistic about resolving the matter, but Bob’s tremendous patience and persistence enabled the mediation to be successful. In addition, Bob brings a lot of credibility to the process because of his judicial experience. I strongly recommend retaining Bob as a mediator, especially in difficult cases.

Jason Zuckerman, Zuckerman Law, Washington, D.C.   

I appeared before Bob Steinberg for many years when he was on the federal bench and also have utilized his talents as a mediator. When Bob was on the bench, he skillfully assisted in resolving many employment cases in which I represented defendant employers. Since leaving the bench, I have retained Bob to handle mediations of employment disputes, including one extremely difficult SOX whistleblower claim. Bob is uniquely talented in his approach to mediation. He is thorough, detail oriented and extraordinarily patient in working through facts, emotions and legal issues. He relates particularly well with clients and has instant credibility having spent many years on the bench. I have used many high profile, experienced mediators across the country in large class action and multi-plaintiff cases and none are better than Bob Steinberg. I highly recommend him for any case from single plaintiff claims to national class actions.

Charles M. Roesch, Chair, Labor & Employment Department, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, regional law firm   

Bob Steinberg is an outstanding mediator. He mediated a partnership dispute I thought would never settle because of the parties’ deep distrust of each other. Bob got the parties to focus on the business issues and got the case settled. Bob didn’t just carry messages, he challenged the parties’ positions. I highly recommend Bob Steinberg.

Peter King, Partner, Canel, King & Jones, Chicago, Illinois law firm