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Edward H. Pappas, Mediator & Arbitrator, Troy, Michigan.

Edward H. Pappas

Dickinson Wright PLLC
2600 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 300
Troy, MI 48084-3312
Tel: (248) 433-7228
Fax: (248) 433-7274
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Recognized to Michigan Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

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  • Practice Commenced1993
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)500
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)40
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Edward H. Pappas has served as an arbitrator and mediator in numerous complex commercial cases, including cases involving non-competition provisions, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contracts, tortious interference, deadlocked corporations and partnerships, business breakups, valuations of businesses and real estate, fraud, business defamation, minority shareholder oppresion, misappropriation of corporate opportunities, unfair competition, and intellectual property disputes. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association's Large Complex Case Panel and the ADR sections of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. He is approved as a Michigan trial court mediator by the Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Office.

Case Experience

  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Partnerships
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - J.D., 1973) (cum laude)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - BBA, 1969 (Major Field: Business Administration


  • Mediation Training in Compliance With MCR 2.411, conducted by the Oakland County Mediation Center on June 1, 2001
  • Oakland County Circuit Court Facilitative Mediation Training Program, conducted by The American Arbitration Association and The Oakland Mediation Center on September 20 and 21, 1996, Oakland County Circuit Court Settlement Week Mediation Training, 1991 and 1996
  • Advanced Mediation Training provided by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Advanced Arbitration Training provided by the American Arbitration Association

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Top 25 Leaders in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2009
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2007-present
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators, 2005-present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial, Real Estate and Bet-The-Company Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
  • America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA 
  • Super Lawyers (Top 100, 2006, 2007) (Top 10, 2008 and 2009, 2011-present)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2008
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Charter Fellow, Oakland Bar Adams Pratt Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation

Rates Information

$500/ per hour (to be divided equally between the parties)

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