Updated 2018 FIELDS MEDIATION

EXPERIENCE…

With years of experience, Judge Fields understands the importance of quality alternative dispute resolution processes.


As an experienced Arizona attorney, he has represented litigants in nearly every type of case.

As a member of the judiciary, Judge Fields has presided over numerous complex civil and criminal matters.  Judge Fields' biography is available on the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals: www.nadn.org/kenneth-fields

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SERVICES

Fields Mediation provides prompt, effective alternative dispute resolution services to help you settle disputes quickly and without excessive costs. You are involved in determining whether the method of resolution is mediation, arbitration, fact determination using a special master, or neutral evaluation.

 

Judge Fields works directly with you to reach efficient and economical dispute mediation resolution to your dispute and to ensure that the facilitated agreement is a product of your efforts and desires.
 

At Fields Mediation, we provide consultation, conflict resolution, dispute mediation and arbitration services  to participants in areas including, but not limited to the following:
 

  • Bankruptcy Mediation
     

  • Employment Mediation
     

  • Divorce Mediation
     

  • Child Custody Mediation
     

  • Business Law Mediation
     

  • Real Estate Mediation
     

  • Technology Mediation

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Professional mediation is about conflict resolution skills. When it comes to solving your conflict, hire the best. Judge Fields brings with him the following qualifications and experience that make him the right choice for you:

Admitted

  • District of Columbia (1974)
     

  • Arizona (1977)
     

Trial Attorney

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal & Civil Rights Divisions, Washington D.C., 1974 – 1982; Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona
     

  • Private Practice of Law, Civil and Criminal Practice, 1982-1989
     

Judge

  • Trial Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, 1989 to 2007
     

  • Presiding Judge, Domestic Relations Department, Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, AZ, 1993-1995
     

  • Judge, Arizona Complex Civil Litigation Court, 2002-2007
     

  • Military Trial Judge, State of Arizona, 2010-2015
     

  • Arbitrator/Mediator, 2007 to present
     

Expert/Consultant

  • U.S.-Canadian Evaluation Team sponsored by USAID to assess State Court Reforms,
    United States of Mexico, 2007
     

  • Arbitrator/Mediator, since 2007
     

Adjunct Faculty & Instructor

  • US Army Command and General Staff College, 1988-1995
     

  • Judicial Remedies, Arizona State University College of Law, Fall Semester 2013
     

Founding Member

Member

What Makes a Professional Mediator? 
 

Dispute mediation and arbitration tend to be cheaper and quicker methods for reaching resolutions. Jurisdictions seem increasingly aware of the value of mediation, as all have alternative dispute resolution programs.

 

In fact, some now require alternative resolution among certain disputants.Although all Arizona counties require basic mediation training, there are no state requirements or guidelines for the practice of mediation.

 

So, be wary. Retain a well-qualified, knowledgeable mediator to facilitate the resolution of your dispute. You want only the best mediator to help settle your conflict out of court.

 
EXPERIENCE

With years of experience, Judge Fields understands the importance of quality alternative dispute resolution processes.
 

As an experienced Arizona attorney, he has represented litigants in nearly every type of case. As a member of the judiciary, Judge Fields has presided over numerous complex civil and criminal matters:
 

  • Land Condemnation

  • Redistricting of Political Voting Boundaries for State Legislative and Congressional Districts

  • Accounting Fraud and Professional Malpractice

  • Intergovernmental Relations

  • Education
     

Invited Speaker
 

  • National Judicial College, Madrid, Spain, Comparative Law-Civil Procedure, 2004
     

  • Complex Construction Defect Litigation, Brookings Institute/American Enterprise Joint Project for Judicial Education, Washington, DC, 2006
     

  • Construction Defect Litigation, Colorado Springs, CO and Key West, FL, 2005 and 2007
     

  • Electronic Litigation and Electronic Court Filing, 2004 and 2006
     

  • Formation of Complex or Business Courts at Florida Bar Convention, 2007
     

  • Azov Legal Conference 2014, Bedanyansk, Ukraine, Paper Presentation: Specialty Litigation: Business Courts in the United States, An Arizona Experience
     

Guest Lecturer, Center for International Legal Studies, Senior Lawyers Program,
Law Faculty, Courses:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution with Focus on Mediation
         Serbia, 2013
         Kosovo 2018​​
     

  • Business Law
         Kosovo 2014
     

  • Comparative Law​
         Russia 2015
     

Board of Advisors

  • Brookings Institute-American Enterprise Joint Project for Judicial Education, Washington, DC

 
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