For more than four decades, Stephen G. Yusem has been actively engaged in arbitration. Whether serving under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) or as an ad hoc individual Neutral or through a court-annexed system, he has adjudicated countless commercial and construction claims as a sole arbitrator, panel chair and as impartial and partial arbitrator under the ABA/AAA Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes.
He is a fellow of both the prestigious 200-member College of Commercial Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators having successfully completed an intensive training course at Keble College, Oxford University. Mr. Yusem serves as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and recently chaired the Commercial Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is a past Director of the Commercial Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and he is certified as both an arbitrator and mediator by Construction Dispute Resolution Services (CDRS).