Academy Member Inducted 2014

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Judge Elaine Gordon (ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Westbrook, Connecticut.

Judge Elaine Gordon (ret.)

Diplomate member
Gordon ADR
PO Box 1218
Westbrook, CT 06498
Tel: 800.237.7007
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Recognized to Connecticut Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration
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  • Practice Commenced2011
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)2000
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Judge Elaine Gordon founded Gordon ADR in 2011, after a 23-year career as a trial judge with the Connecticut Superior Court. During her judicial career, Judge Gordon decided, mediated, or assisted in settlement of virtually every type of dispute. In 1992, Judge Gordon became the first Connecticut judge to become certified as a 40-hour trained mediator.

Since retiring from the bench, and becoming a full-time mediator and arbitrator, Judge Gordon has settled or decided over 2000 full-day cases. More than 1500 lawyers have retained the services of Judge Gordon. The cases have ranged from complex, highly contentious and emotionally charged matters to multi-party litigations.

Judge Gordon is known for her detailed preparation for each case and her respect for counsel. Combined with a tireless work ethic, Judge Gordon brings patient optimism, empathy, and a willingness to engage clients in the pursuit of settlement.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


B.S. Honors, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
J.D. High Honors, University of Connecticut School of Law

Memberships & Affiliations


Recipient of the Hon. Robert C. Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation

Voted as the “Best Of” in Mediation and Arbitration. Connecticut Law Tribune Reader’s Poll

Quinnipiac University School of Law – Senior Fellow

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals – Diplomate Member

American Arbitration Association – Master Mediator Panel

International Academy of Mediators – Distinguished Fellow


Connecticut Bar Foundation – Charter Member – James W. Cooper Fellow

Connecticut Children’s Justice Foundation – Pro Bono Counsel

Connecticut Law Tribune – Guest Columnist

Connecticut Bar Association – 'Case Flash' and ‘Practice Tips’ Contributor


United States District Court – Special Master

American Arbitration Association – Roster of Neutrals

Yale Law School – Trial Skills Instructor

Quinnipiac University School of Law – Adjunct Faculty

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