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Member Profile: Robert E. Hornberger

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Robert E. Hornberger Attorney/Mediator, P.A.
P.O. Box 8064
Fort Smith, AR 72902
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Robert E. Hornberger regularly travels out of state to Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb


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Robert E. Hornberger has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Bob Hornberger began law practice in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1972. From that time until 1998, he practiced in the field of civil litigation with concentration in personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability and business litigation. In 1994, he attended a basic mediation training course and, in 1998, left private practice to begin his career as a mediator/arbitrator. From that time through 2011, he has conducted over 2,000 mediations and related processes, the primary concentration being mediation. Bob has attended a variety of advanced mediation training courses, held numerous positions in alternative dispute resolution organizations and given speaking presentations on various aspects of alternative dispute resolution to a number of groups.


  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville: BSBA 1969
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville: JD - 1972


  • Dispute Management, Inc. - Judge David U. Strawn, Civil Mediation Training Course - 40 hours - April, 1994
  • Mediation and Conflict Management Services of St. Louis, Mediation of Civil and Commercial Disputes - 24 hours - March, 1996
  • United States Postal Service Redress Mediation Program - 24 hours - October, 1998
  • American Academy of Attorney-Mediators, Inc. - Ross W. Stoddard, III - Settlement Week Mediation Training - 7 hours - April, 1999
  • American Academy of Attorney-Mediators, Inc. - Advanced Mediator Training - annually 1999-2012

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission -
    Commissioner, July, 2001 - 2013 ; Chairman 2013 - present (currently in 3rd 6 year term - appointment by the Chief Justice of theArkansas Supreme Court)
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolute Section President of Section (2000-2001)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • ACR (Association for Conflict Resolution-formerly SPIDR) - Member
  • Arkansas Conflict Resolution Association - Member & Past Officer
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators - Member - Past Board of Directors
  • President, Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel: August, 1995 - August, 1996
  • President, Sebastian County , Arkansas Bar Association: 1981-1982
  • House of Delegates, Arkansans Bar Association: Mid-1980's
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Regulation Mediator - May, 1998 to present
  • United Sates Postal Service Redress Mediation Program - Oct. 1998 to present
  • EEOC Contract Mediator - April, 1999 to present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith , Spring 2002, 2003


$1,800.00/mediation/day (2-3 party mediations) $500/party/mediation/day for mediations involving more than 3 parties Arbitration rates negotiable
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