Mediator's Profile

Hon. Billie Colombaro

Business Name: Judge Colombaro ADR

Hon. Billie Colombaro (Ret.), a former Court of Appeals Judge, has more than 40 years’ experience in the legal field and is a full-time practicing Arbitrator and Mediator, working primarily with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA) since 2006.  She is a member of the prestigious organization – The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals – whose membership is by invitation only for “professional mediators and arbitrators who are well established as trusted neutrals” and who “have been found to meet stringent practice criteria and are amongst the most in-demand neutrals.”

The AAA has designated Judge Colombaro as a Special Master, and she serves on the Judicial Settlement Conference, as well as the following Panels, which she has chaired:

  •     Commercial (Large Complex Cases)
  •     Employment
  •     International
  •     Appellate
  •     Consumer

Also, Judge Colombaro is a Neutral for the American Health Law Association in Washington, D.C.

She is an experienced trial lawyer, having successfully argued innumerable jury trials on a vast range of issues for over a decade and has taught “Trial Advocacy” for over 20 years to Harvard University Law students.

She created a course, rooted in science, called “The Power of Presence,” which she has taught to Harvard Law Students and lawyers / arbitrators worldwide, as well as to Fortune 500 executives.  The course gives attorneys advantages in persuading arbitrators or juries and provides business executives with similar techniques in achieving their objectives in the Boardroom.


  •     The University of Virginia, School of Law, L.L.M. Masters in Judicial Process, 1998
  •     Loyola University, New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 1981
  •     The College of William and Mary, B.A., 1967

Memberships & Affiliations

  •     Fellow with The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chair of its Board of Examinations
  •     American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution and International sections)
  •     New York State Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section)
  •     New York City Bar Association
  •     Connecticut Bar Association
  •     International Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section)
  •     International Chamber of Commerce
  •     New York Women’s Bar Association
  •     Columbian Lawyers Association
  •    Federation of Integrated Conflict Management (FICM-MCN)
  •    National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)

Licenses & Certifications

  •     Positive Psychology Practitioner, The Flourishing Center


  •     Banking and Finance
  •     Brokerage
  •     Business Divorces
  •     Commercial/Business
  •     Construction
  •     Employment
  •     Entertainment & Music Industry
  •     Health Care
  •     Insurance​
  •    International
  •    Manufacturing
  •    Mergers, Acquisitions, and Dissolutions
  •    Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Professional Associations, Sole Proprietorships
  •    Real Estate
  •    Securities
  •    Officers’ liability
  •    Professional Fee/malpractice
  •    Discrimination and Harassment
  •    FLSA
  •    ERISA
  •    Statutory wage actions
  •    Contract disputes
  •    Securities
  •    Telecommunications
  •    Real Estate
  •    Venture Capital


  •     Business
  •     Commercial
  •     Employment
  •     Partnership Disputes
  •     Professional Fees

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