Alan M. Kanter is a lawyer practicing in many different areas of law, and a neutral ADR provider (i.e., an arbitrator, mediator, facilitator and case evaluator). In addition, Alan is an educator, teaching both practicing attorneys and law students; a consultant and an author, focusing primarily on the field of mediation and arbitration. Alan engages in a significant amount of ADR work for the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and has been an arbitrator from the early 1980’s to the present. He is currently AAA-certified as an active mediator and arbitrator panelist on the regular and complex Commercial and Employment Law Panels of the AAA, a panelist for the National Arbitration Forum, and a panelist for the American Health Lawyers Association. He is also Court certified to mediate and arbitrate in the Courts in the State of Michigan. Alan has been a case evaluator for the Oakland County Circuit Court since 1984, and participated in the creation of the Oakland County Circuit Court Early Case Evaluation Program.