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Felicia T. Farber, Mediator, Wayne, New Jersey.

Felicia T. Farber

Farber Resolutions, LLC
15 Montauk Trail
Wayne, NJ 07470
Tel: (973) 868-2219
Fax: (973) 616-7728
Website: www.farberresolutions.com
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Recognized to New Jersey Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: New York

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation
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  • Practice Commenced: 2003
  • Total Mediations (as of Jun 2022): 3000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jun 2022): 150
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Biographical

Felicia T. Farber is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey. She is a full-time mediator and arbitrator who has devoted her practice to Alternative Dispute Resolution. Since 2003, she has served as mediator in over 3000 mediations and as panelist or sole arbitrator in 150+ arbitrations, successfully resolving thousands of matters including numerous complex multi-party cases and disputes with claims in excess of $30 million. With a background in technology and litigation, Felicia has extensive experience mediating and arbitrating a wide variety of matters including Business/Commercial, Labor/Employment, Residential and Commercial Construction, Civil, Homeowners/Condo/Co-op Association, Insurance Coverage, Environmental, Fraud, Disability, Discrimination, Defamation, Consumer, Civil Rights, Social Media, Securities, Financial Services, Products Liability, Will Contests, Foreclosure, Property Damage, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice disputes. She is also an experienced Workplace Investigator.

Ms. Farber has been appointed to the rosters of the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) and the District of New Jersey; New Jersey Superior Court, Civil, General Equity and Probate; The American Arbitration Association’s Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators - Commercial and Consumer Panels; The CPR Institute - Employment Disputes (Northeast), Mass Claims Employment, Environmental, and New York City ADR Panels; and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, formerly NASD), among others. She is a member in both the NY and NJ Chapters of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and previously served as a mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Ms. Farber is the recipient of the 2019 James B. Boskey ADR Practitioner of the Year Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) and was awarded the Accredited Professional Mediator designation in Business and Commercial Disputes by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM). She also holds numerous leadership positions in professional organizations, currently serving on the EDNY ADR Advisory Council and the Advisory Committee on Mediator Standards of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution, as well as Vice President of NJAPM, and Regional Chair of New Jersey for the ABA’s Women in Dispute Resolution. She is also past Chair and Legislative Coordinator of the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section.

In addition to her active ADR practice, Ms. Farber is a published author, speaker and educator. She has lectured in conflict resolution, negotiation, commercial and employment matters and presented programs at New York Law School, the American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel – NJ, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University School of Business, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), NJSBA, NJAPM and several other organizations. In addition, she has served as an ADR trainer, coach, and mentor for attorneys and judges wishing to become mediators, at advanced civil mediation trainings, continuing legal education programs, and has taught at William Paterson University.

Some of Ms. Farber's past presentations include: "Mediating Emotionally Charged Disputes"; "Top Ten Tips for Mediating Business Disputes”; “Negotiating From A Position of Strength”; “Cultural Competency in Alternative Dispute Resolution”; “Hot Tips in Labor & Employment Law”; “Mediating Sexual Harassment Cases”; “Employment Arbitration Agreements in New Jersey”; “Ethics in ADR: The Ultimate Guide for New Jersey Attorneys”; “The Dangers of Cyber Behaviors”; “Effective Mediator Strategies in a Remote World”; “What Attorneys and Parties want from Their Mediators”; “Women, Business & Conflict.”

Recent articles she has written on legal and ADR related topics include: Becoming A Culturally Competent Neutral, NYSBA NY Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2021; Gender Equity in 2020: Progress But Still a Long Way To Go,” Women in the Profession Section Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 1—Fall 2020; Mediating Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Disputes, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, April 2020; Harassment in an Online World,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, October 2019; 10 Tips For Foreclosure Mediators,” NJAPM Mediation News, Spring 2012.

Ms. Farber has a strong background in litigation and has conducted numerous jury trials in an array of matters including torts, premises, auto, wrongful death, medical malpractice, civil assault, and construction accidents. She also has experience handling disputes relating to products liability claims involving factory machines, housing materials, plumbing fixtures, fire prevention equipment, consumer products, DES, asbestos, and carpal tunnel syndrome, among others.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Military
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death

Education

BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, New York  1990

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Medford, Massachusetts  1986
Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Computer Engineering 

UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, Brighton, England, Spring  1985

 

ADR TRAINING

Considerations for Arbitration Award Writing, Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court in Dispute Resolution (Garibaldi Inn of Court), Nov 2021

Dealing With Pro Se Litigants & Difficult Clients, Sidney Reitman Labor & Employment Inn of Court, Oct 2021

Collaborative Law and ADR, Garibaldi Inn of Court, Oct 2021

Best Practices: Roundtable on Different Approaches to Arbitration, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Sep 2021

Mediation Programs in Federal Courts in New York, New York Law School, Sep 2021

ADR Day Annual Conference Civil Arbitration & Mediation, New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Sep 2021

Dealing With Cyber Attacks, The Financial Industry and You – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Clients’  Information, NJSBA, Aug 2021

Union County Annual Mediation Seminar, Union County Superior Court, Aug 2021

FINRA Arbitration: Advice From the Experts, NYSBA, Jun 2021

NJAPM Sixth Annual Civil & Divorce Mediation Seminar, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM), Jun 2021

Cutting Edge Issues in Commercial Arbitration, New York Law School, Apr 2021

Ageism and Diversity, Women Lawyers in Bergen, Apr 2021

2021 AAA-ICDR Panel Conference, American Arbitration Association (AAA), Mar 2021

Use of Experts and Expert Testimony in Employment Litigation, Sidney Reitman Labor & Employment Inn of Court, Feb 2021

Cultural Competency in ADR (Two-Part Program,) NJAPM, Feb, Mar 2021

Diversity and Inclusion: Committing to Disability Inclusion in the Legal Profession, ABA, Jan 2021

The International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution Annual Meeting 2021, CPR, Jan 2021

Agreements To Arbitrate, Garibaldi Inn of Court, Dec 2020

Fordham Conference on International Arbitration & Mediation, Fordham Law School, Nov 2020

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Virtual Arbitrations, AAA and NJSBA, Nov 2020

Panel-Appointed Experts Hot Tubbing: Arbitrator Debate, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center, Nov 2020

Anti-Racism and the Mediator’s Role, Eastern District New York/Columbia Law School, Nov 2020

2020 NJAPM Annual Conference, NJAPM, Nov 2020

NELA Annual Conference, New Jersey Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Oct 2020

Winning Communication Strategies: Building Rapport and the Strategic Art of Listening, Garibaldi  Inn of Court, Oct 2020

Alimony and Cohabitation: How to Settle Complex Cases, NJAPM, Oct 2020

ADR from Near and Far–Dispute Resolution in a Socially Distant Environment, Mandatory Employment Arbitration Clauses - How to Draft, Enforce, Mediating and Arbitrating Family Cases Under the New Normal, Effective Cybersecurity Strategies for ADR Practitioners, NJ Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), Sep 2020

Emotions: The Secret Path to Resolution, Garibaldi Inn of Court, Sep 2020

Hot Tips in Labor & Employment Law, NJICLE, Jun 2020 

Issues in Residential Home Construction, Bergen County Bar Association (BCBA), Jun 2020

Construction Law Forum 2020, NJICLE, Jun 2020 

Presumptive ADR in New York Courts, New York Law School, Jun 2020

Update on Federal & New Jersey Arbitration Law, Garibaldi Inn of Court, Jun 2020

ABA 22nd Annual Spring Conference: Special Powers of the Arbitrator & Tips for the Arbitration Hearing, Arbitration Law Update, Overcoming Mediation Cultural & Language Barriers, The Jazz of Mediation, Technology Enhanced Mediation & Ethics in ODR, Handling Mediation Unruliness & Appellate Mediation Innovations, Mediating the Political Divide, ABA, May 2020

Workplace Harassment Law: Update 2020, NJICLE, Apr 2020 

International ADR: Around the World in 80 Minutes, Garibaldi Inn of Court, Apr 2020

Comparison of NJ and MD Court-Annexed Arbitration & Mediation Programs, Garibaldi Inn of Court, Feb 2020

Multiparty Environmental Disputes, Pollack Environmental Inn of Court & Garibaldi Inn of Court, Jan 2020


Memberships & Affiliations

  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
  • The Association for Conflict Resolution Greater New York Chapter, Inc. (ACR-GNY)
  • United States District Court Eastern District of New York: EDNY ADR Advisory Council - 2020 to Present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Advisory
    Committee – 2016 to Present; Advisory Committee on Mediator Standards – 2018 to Present
  • American Bar Association
    Women in Dispute Resolution: New Jersey Regional Chair - 2020 to Present; Litigation Section; Dispute Resolution Section Employment Law Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    Executive Committee Labor and Employment Law Section: 2019 to Present; Trustee Women In The Profession Section: 2017 to Present; Chair of Dispute Resolution Section: 2016-17, Chair-Elect 2015-16, Vice Chair 2014-15, Board of Directors 2011-14, Legislative Coordinator 2013-18, Editor of Neutralizer Blog 2014-19, Boskey Award Committee 2015-2019
    Frequent CLE and ICLE Moderator/Panelist 2016 to Present
    Nominating Committee: 2014-15; General Counsel: 2015-2019
    Family Law & Solo, Small Firm Sections; Medical Malpractice, Animal Law Committees
  • New York City Bar – Member 1990 to Present
  • New York State Bar Association: Labor and Employment Law, Dispute Resolution and Women in Law Sections
  • New Jersey State Bar Foundation - Editorial Advisory Board for Legal Eagle publication; Speakers Bureau
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
    Vice President: 2020 to Present; Secretary: 2018-2020; Accredited Professional Mediator; Co-Chair of Annual Conferences: 2013, 2018, 2019, 2020; Civil Chair of 2019 and 2021 Spring Conferences; Public Grievance Mediator; Instructor Civil Apprenticeship Program, Coach/Mentor Annual Civil Mediation Training
  • The Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for ADR – Jeydel Award Committee
  • Bergen County Bar Association – Construction and Dispute Resolution Committees
  • Sidney Reitman Labor & Employment Inn of Court
  • New Jersey City University Institute for Dispute Resolution – Chair of Steering Committee on Thought
    Leadership and Program Experiences: 2020-Present
  • Women Lawyers in Bergen – Bylaws Committee
  • Bergen County Mediators Peer Consultation Groups, Civil and Family

Rates Information

$425/hour

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