ADR Biographies

Roche, James B., J.D., LL.M.

29 Hardwood Drive
Wells, ME 04090
(207) 450-8931
jroche@hotmail.com

A. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.A., University of Massachusetts - Worcester (1994)
J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law (1999)
LL.M., University of Connecticut School of Law (2000)
LL.M., Boston University School of Law (2010)

B. CURRENT EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE
Professor at University of New England teaching various pre-law and political science courses; CADRES Small Claims and Forcible Entry & Detainer Mediation rosters; Foreclosure Diversion Program roster; approximately 10 years of experience as a trial lawyer, focused predominantly on insurance disputes, including ERISA, life, health, automobile, property, and disability matters as well as personal injury cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

C. FORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING
Mediation & Facilitation Resources mediation training program; Volunteers of Northern New England agricultural mediation training; Alternative Dispute Resolution course at St. Thomas University School of Law; CADRES and Foreclosure Diversion Program workshops.

D. OTHER ADR PANELS AND ADR ROSTERS ON WHICH NEUTRAL SERVES
CADRES Small Claims and Forcible Entry & Detainer Mediation rosters; Foreclosure Diversion Program roster.

E. EXPERIENCE AS A NEUTRAL
Mediator for CADRES since 2012; mediator for Foreclosure Diversion Program since 2013.

F. FEES
$90 - $150 per hour.

G. REFERENCES
Debbie Mattson, Mediation & Facilitation Resources, (207) 512-4870, mediate@mediateresources.com

H. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
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