Academy Member Inducted 2012

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Hon. C.Cleveland Gambill (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Louisville, Kentucky.

Hon. C.Cleveland Gambill (Ret.)

Diplomate member
Retired United States Magistrate Judge
P.O. Box 58243
Louisville, KY 40268-0243
Tel: (502) 931-7103
Fax: (502) 708-2171
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Recognized to Kentucky Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee
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  • Practice Commenced1999
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Cleve Gambill is one of the most experienced mediators in the State.  During his 12-year tenure as a Federal Magistrate Judge and presently as a private mediator and arbitrator, he has conducted more than 2,300 full settlement conferences. 

He has successfully assisted parties and their counsel in resolving a wide array of state and federal law claims, ranging from sensitive, pre-litigation conflicts to complex, multi-party employment, personal injury, and business litigation, including contract, construction, tort, environmental, ERISA, civil rights, admiralty, bankruptcy and class action issues. 

Case Experience

  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • Transylvania University, A.B., Cum Laude - 1968
  • George Washington University, Master of Public Administration - 1972
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. - 1975

Memberships & Affiliations

Past: President of the Kentucky Chapter, and National Vice President for the Sixth Circuit, Federal Bar Association
Present: Board of Visitors, Transylvania University; Board of Trustees, Lindsey Wilson College.

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