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Frederick Alimonti, Mediator, Valhalla, New York.

Frederick Alimonti

Alimonti Mediation Services
8 Madison Avenue
Second Floor
Valhalla, NY 10595
Tel: 914.948.8044
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding
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  • Practice Commenced2011
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)200
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)10
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Frederick P. Alimonti is a mediator, arbitrator, and litigator. He has been an active member of the Mediation Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York since 2011.

He launched Alimonti Mediation Services in 2016, based in Valhalla, NY. He was an inaugural member of the Mediation Advisory Committee for the Southern District. His mediation practice emphasizes personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, employment discrimination, aviation claims, and insurance coverage.

He is the founding partner of Alimonti Law Offices PC, and his law defense practice emphasizes airline passenger claims, general aviation claims, product liability, premises liability, and insurance coverage. Rick is admitted to practice in New York, the New York Federal Courts for the Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts, and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Rick is proud to have been appointed as the Chair for the ABA (American Bar Association) TIPS Dispute Resolution Committee for the 2023-24 term. He is also a three-time past co-chair of the American Bar Association's (Litigation Section) Committee on Aviation Litigation and has held various leadership positions within the ABA TIPS and Litigation Sections over two decades.

Rick is an active private pilot and frequently lectures on aviation law, mediation ethics, and mediation advocacy. His numerous published articles, include "How Being a Mediator Has Changed How I Advocate in Mediation . . . [And Visa-Versa]" (ABA TIPS, Summer 2023), and "Confrontation in Mediation: Making Your Case in Mediation Without Alienating" (ABA TIPS 2022). Rick's live and virtual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentations on legal ethics, mediation advocacy, mediation ethics, and legal writing have been enthusiastically received by the American Bar Association, other bar organizations, and the American Board of Trial Advocates, to name a few.

Rick takes an intensive, low volume/highly focused approach to his mediation. He reviews submissions well before the mediation, engages in extensive pre-mediation caucuses, and continues to confer beyond the mediation when appropriate. He believes that Mediator evaluation is an important part of the process. “Don’t hire a Mediator and settle for a calculator,” is one his many “Rickisms.” This approach has been well-received and is often cited by mediation clients as their main reason for continuing to bring their disputes to Rick and what distinguishes him from others.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Libel & Slander
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death


  • St. John's University School of Law Jamaica, New York J.D., June 1989
  • Fordham University Bronx, New York B.A., May 1985

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Torts, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section Chair Elect and Chair, Dispute Resolution Committee
    2022 to Present
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - 2024 Inductee
  • New York State Bar Association - Member, Dispute Resolution Commitee
  • Mediation Panel, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Since 2011)
  • Miracle League of Westchester, Trustee and Coach – Teaching and coaching baseball to children and adults with learning and other disabilities 2021 to 2023
  • Hope Rising Farm, Inc. President of Board of Trustees, an Equine Therapy Facility in Dutchess County 2019 to 2020
  • Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey, Trustee, Past President, Development Director

Rates Information

“Flat Fee” Schedule for full Day Mediation - basic case

Please note - the following applies to a typical medation, e.g., personal injury, employment, automotive, premises liabilty with standard submissions.  Complex cases involving commercial disputes, extensive document review, or techincal issues will cost more.  ALOADR always reserves the full day for your mediation and ALWAYS engages in significant pre-mediation calls with counsel and others, as appopriate.  We are also known for post-mediation "relentlesness" to continue our efforts, and this is included in our fee.

Included Services:

  • Shared and ex parte submissions received and reviewed two-weeks before scheduled mediation (simultaneous exchange as per guidelines)
  • Pre-mediation teleconferences to begin with counsel promptly after receipt of submissions and continue as long as productive.
  • Mediation blocked for six hours, but up to one hour of “overflow” is included at no additional charge.
  • If remote, ALOADR will initiate Zoom mediation with unique meeting code and locked participants.
  • If the case does not settle at the mediation, reasonable continued phone contact and resolution efforts are included.
  • Local Travel expenses included if held off-site.
  • Additional mediation session time billed at $450/hr. [and split amongst parties]
  • Meals provided if held at ALOADR Office

Total Flat Rate Charges (basic case):

Two-Party Mediation:                        $4,500.00 ($2,250.00/party)

Charge Per Additional Party:             $1,750.00/party

Refund Policy

  • Fully refundable until receipt of submissions
  • One half refundable after submissions, if mediation is cancelled on at least 48-hours notice.*

*              We value our relationship with you and want to preserve it.  Having an active law practice allows us to more easily “flex” to other work if a mediation is cancelled or postponed.  Accordingly, we need not be rigid on cancellations fees etc.  If the mediation is rescheduled, we will generally proceed at no additional charge.

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