Member Profile: Shelley Rossoff Olsen

Shelley Rossoff Olsen
JAMS, The Resolution Experts
620 Eighth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Tel: (212) 607-2710
Fax: (212) 751-4099

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation


Shelley Rossoff Olsen has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Health Care
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Malpractice
Wrongful Death



Shelley Rossoff Olsen, Esq. is a veteran ADR professional and a recognized authority on dispute resolution and facilitated settlements. A former Senior Court Mediator and Summary Jury Trial Judge in the Supreme Court, New York County Civil Division from 2005-2009, she has settled thousands of matters involving a wide range of issues. Ms. Olsen is a full-time mediator and arbitrator specializing in complex dispute resolution and is highly respected by both the plaintiff and defense bars.

Preceding her service as a Senior Court Mediator and Summary Trial Judge, Ms. Olsen was a principal court attorney in the Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department for five years. Prior to her career in public service, Ms. Olsen developed her extensive civil law background by representing both plaintiffs and defendants, through her work at three prominent New York City law firms where she tried complex medical malpractice, labor law, lead poisoning, premises liability, and personal injury cases.



  • J.D., New York Law School, 1981
  • B.S., New York University, 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Tort Advisory Committee Member, Supreme Court, New York County, 2005-present
  • Tort Litigation Committee Member, New York City Bar Association, 2005-2008
  • Co-chair, Medical Malpractice Committee, New York City Bar Association, 1995-1999
  • Speaker, New York State Gas & Electric Utilities Claims Managers Association, 2011
  • Panelist, ”What Defense Attorneys Should Know About How To Settle a Case” CLE Program, Defense Association of New York, 2010
  • Panelist, Mediation CLE, New York State Trial Lawyers, 2010 
  • Panelist, ‘Mediation: The Better Solution’, CLE Program, Rockland County Bar Association, 2010
  • Panelist, Mediation and ADR in the New York Courts CLE Program, New York Women’s Bar Association, 2010




Shelley Rossoff Olsen is a member of our NY chapter, The New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NYAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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