Mediator's Profile


Doug Godshall

Business Name: Attorneys Mediation Services, LLC

Douglas Godshall opened his mediation and arbitration practice entitled Douglas N. Godshall ADR, LLC on January 1, 2014. His practice has been exclusively devoted to mediation/arbitration/neutral advocacy since then.

Encouraged by lawyers, judges and experienced mediators, Douglasl added mediation to his practice area approximately twenty years ago. He has handled mediations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania in civil, probate and domestic cases.

In 2012, Douglas was appointed as a Court Mediator by Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer in the Probate Court of Summit County, Ohio mediating all litigation cases, as well as selected guardianship and estate matters with his colleague, Bill Dowling.

Doug was appointed Court Mediator by Judge Dixilene Park in the Probate Court of Start County, Ohio in 2013. In 2016 Judge Park appointed him Eldercaring Coordinator, where he leads a Pilot Project installing a new ADR program designed to assist elders at risk to achieve safety and autonomy. In 2016, Mr. Godshall was appointed Court Mediator for the General Division of the Stark County Common Pleas Court.

Doug joined his colleagues, Jeff Wilkof, Joe Calabretta, and Judge Lee Sinclair in Attorneys Mediation Services, LLC, an iconic well known group of mediators in our area.  Doug is assigned to mediate/arbitrate approximately 200 matters per year by Judges and counsel and other parties


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, Juris Doctor, 1976
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1976
  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • West Virginia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1984
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1984

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Akron Bar Association, Member
  • Stark County Bar Association, Member
  • Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, Life Member
  • Scanlon/Bell Inn of Court , Master Bencher
  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Arbitrator, United Steelworkers of America and The Timken Company

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