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Member Profile: Susan Grody Ruben

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Arbitrator & Mediator
30799 Pinetree Road, #226
Cleveland, OH 44124
Email: Click for email

Tel: (216) 382-3024
Fax: (216) 382-7610

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Susan Grody Ruben regularly travels out of state to Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; ADR Training/CME


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Susan Grody Ruben has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Susan has had an extensive national employment arbitration and mediation private practice since 1999. Before that, she was a labor and employment litigator from 1982 through 1998. In addition to her private neutral practice, she has heard and settled multiple cases for Cornell University ILR School Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution National Roster of Workplace Neutrals - Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Labor Panel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Panel; Ohio Department of Education Panel, American Arbitration Association Employment Arbitration and Mediation Panels, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Mediation Panel, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court Mediation Panel.

Susan is greatly respected for her skills as a labor arbitrator, inducted to the National Academy of Arbitrators in 2008. She is listed with, and handled multiple arbitration and mediation cases for the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, and the Ohio State Employment Relations Board. She is also a permanent panelist for Service Employees International Union District 1199/State of Ohio, Ohio Civil Service Employees Association/State of Ohio, Ohio State Troopers Association/State of Ohio, Fraternal Order of Police/State of Ohio, Fraternal Order of Police/City of Ashtabula, Ohio Education Association/State of Ohio, CWA/AT&T, SEIU 1199/Forum Health, Utility Workers Union of America/Dominion Hope, Utility Workers Union of America/First Energy, Ohio Association of Public School Employees/Bath Local Schools, and Ohio Department of Education.


  • J.D.1982, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco
    (Associate Executive Editor, Hastings Law Journal; 1066 Foundation Fellow)
  • B.F.A. Music 1977, SUNY Purchase College of Music


  • Harvard Law School Project on Negotiation - Mediation and Interest Negotiation Seminars
  • Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution Employment Mediation course
  • EEOC Employment Mediation training
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Committee on ADR workshops

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Council Member, American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section, 2014-
  • Council Member, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, 2014-
  • Member, Board of Governors, National Academy of Arbitrators, 2013-2016. 
  • Program Chair, National Academy of Arbitrators Fall Education Conferences, 2011, 2012
  • Neutral Co-Chair, ADR Track, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law 5th Annual CLE Institute, 2011
  • Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Law
  • Neutral Co-Chair, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2009-2012
  • Employment Mediation Faculty, Cornell University ILR School Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, 2004-
  • Listed for ADR with Best Lawyers in America, Top Lawyers in Ohio, Ohio Super Lawyers, Cleveland's Top Rated Lawyers; Highest AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell


$450/hour, with a four-hour minimum. Four-hour cancellation fee for mediations canceled within five business days of scheduled mediation. Four-hour cancellation fee for each day of scheduled arbitration canceled within thirty calendar days of scheduled hearing day.
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