Executive Director & Mediator - Mediation.org, a Division of the American Arbitration Association (2013-Present)
Principal - Harold Coleman, Jr. Ltd, a conflict-management firm that delivers alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in the areas of real estate, construction, commercial, consumer, business and employment law. Mr. Coleman is a licensed attorney and credentialed mediator, arbitrator, educator and former civil litigator with expertise in multi-party, complex technical litigation. Since 1987, he has been a member of the American Arbitration Association's National Panel of Neutrals. Since 2001, he has served as mediator in conjunction with the Superior Court of California’s Civil Mediation Program. He also has served as adjunct professor for San Diego State University’s conflict resolution certificate program and Distinguished Faculty for the University of Phoenix. In 2011, Mr. Coleman was appointed to the AAA’s Board of Directors.
ADR Education and training experience includes: ICDR International Mediation Techniques for Mediators & Advocates, 2011; AAA Spring Construction Conference, Mediation: It's Not New, So What's Next?, 2011; AAA Advanced Mediator Training, 2010; AAA Negotiating Litigated Disputes - From Practical to Tactical, 2009; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2009, 2006; AAA Expedited Commercial Panel Arbitrator Training, 2008; AAA Webinar, Attorney Mishaps, Missteps and Mismanagement in Arbitration, 2008; AAA ADR Update, 2007; Faculty, AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2007-13; AAA Train the Trainer: Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2007; Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2010, 2006, 2005.
Education: Western State University (BS, Laws-1982); Thomas Jefferson School of Law (JD-1984).