Member Profile: Richard H. Steen

Richard H. Steen
Richard H. Steen, LLC
PO Box 2178
Princeton, NJ 08543
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Tel: 609-895-0071
Fax: 609-895-1437

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Richard H. Steen regularly travels out of state to Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


Calendar Last Updated: 30 Sep 16

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Richard H. Steen has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Legal Malpractice
Lemon Law
Local Govt./Municipalities
Mortgage Foreclosure
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Public Policy
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates



Arbitrator since 1982 and mediator since 1987 for the American Arbitration Association. Mediator and arbitrator for the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, and for the New Jersey Superior Court.  Dispute Review Board Chair for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Served as a neutral in 1500 disputes. Mediated cases have included complex construction, environmental, and commercial disputes involving public and private sector parties. Issues in dispute have included contract interpretation and performance, regulatory and enforcement actions, professional malpractice, agency representation agreements, vendor and equipment supply, insurance, and warranty coverage. Experience as an arbitrator in cases ranging from multimillion-dollar, multi-party construction and environmental disputes to commercial, residential and public construction arbitrations. Served as chairperson of a panel or sole arbitrator in substantial arbitration proceedings involving performance issues, design and construction defects, schedule delay and acceleration, cost overruns, financing disputes, differing site conditions, and constructive changes.



  • Drexel University (BS-1972);
  • Seton Hall Law School (JD-1975). Co-Editor in Chief, Seton Hall Legislative Journal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association – (President 2010-2011; Dispute Resolution Section, Founding Chair; Construction Law Section, Past Chair);
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Standing Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution (Chair, Administration Subcommittee);Arbitration Advisory Committee; Advisory Committee on Mediation Standards; Civil Mediation Mentoring Committee
  • American Bar Association (House of Delegates 2009-2012, Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Fellow, National Conference of Bar Presidents; Forum on Construction, Division 1 Steering Committee; Litigation Section, ADR Committee, Construction Subcommittee Chair, Task Force on Ethical Standards in Mediation); 
  • New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (Past Director; ADR Committee, Past Chair);
  • Mercer County Bar Association;
  • New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys.

Awards and Honors:

  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Professional Lawyer of the Year, 2012, ADR Practitioner of the Year Award, 1998-99, Distinguished Legislative Services Award, 2002 and Legends of ADR Award, 2007.  
  • New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education – Distinguished Service Award, 2006.
  • Master and Past President of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution. 


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Richard H. Steen is a member of our NJ chapter, The New Jersey Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NJAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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