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Member Profile: Robert A. Alston

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Friedman Schuman
101 Greenwood Ave, Fifth Floor
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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Tel: (215) 690-3866
Fax: (215) 635-7212

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ADR Services Include:

Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; Mini-Trial Judge


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Robert A. Alston has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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design elementContract Disputes
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design elementTrusts / Estates
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Robert A. Alston is a Principal of the firm of Friedman Schuman, having joined the “Corporate and Business Law” department in January, 2017.

Bob serves as an arbitrator, privately judging business and employment cases for the American Arbitration Association. He is one of six Fellows in Pennsylvania of the 235 Fellows nationally in the College of Commercial Arbitrators, an organization of the country’s most experienced Neutrals. He also serves as a Judge Pro Tem in both Philadelphia’s Commerce Court and for its Major Jury Mediation program.  Bob created an in-house trial counsel staff for a Fortune 500 technology client, trying cases for them in the areas of technology, corporate, real estate, merger and acquisitions and product performance law in both federal courts and in American Arbitration Association forums throughout the country.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - J.D. cum laude – 1974
  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - LL.M. – 1980 (Major: Taxation)
  • Villanova University, Honors Program B.A. – 1970

Memberships & Affiliations

Judge Pro Tern, First Judicial District Court Major Jury Settlement Conference program and in Commerce Court in Philadelphia; Fellow - College of Commercial Arbitrators; Computer Law Association; Montgomery County Bar Association (Corporate Counsel; ADR Committee, Past Chair); American Bar Association (Litigation Section, Arbitration Committee); Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Corporate and Business and ADR Committees); Delaware Valley Corporate Counsel Association (Past Board Member).


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