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John Adam Kerns Jr., Mediator & Arbitrator, Hartly, Delaware.

John Adam Kerns Jr.

ADR Offices
187 Brittney Lane
Hartly, DE, 19953-2278
Tel: (302) 492-3445
Cell: (302) 423-9985
Fax: (302) 492-3446
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Recognized for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Special Master

Biographical

John has been a full-time Mediator/Arbitrator for over 25 years. He has now Mediated over 2,100 matters in 34 states. The causes of action cover virtually all parts of Commercial/Civil Litigation. Before permanently going over to the dark side he was a Philadelphia Deputy City Solicitor in Major Litigation. Earlier, he was Staff Counsel for Fireman’s Fund and Allstate Insurance Companies. Before that he worked with Milton M. Borowsky in Jones Act/LSHWA and Air Plane Crash Litigation. He has also served as a Law Clerk to Judges Ethan Allen Doty (In charge of Compulsory Arbitration) and Joseph I. Papalini. While in and just after law school he worked as a Senior Law Clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia on both Civil/Criminal matters. He has a BBA in Economics; an MBA in Marketing in Statistical Analysis, with a minor in Management; a Law Degree; and he almost completed an LLM in Labor Law all at Temple University. Finally, he moved to Hartly, Delaware, more than 19 years ago, where he calls himself the current edition of Green Acres-Eddie Albert because he, and his wife Eleanor, have a farm complete with a  Tennessee Walker horse named Bo, 2 Alpacas named Mr. Murphy and Stardust and an assortment of dogs (Among them 3 Goldies and 1 Corgis) and cats. 


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

Temple University – BBA (Economics) ’69, JD ’76, MBA (Marketing) ’77 & completed 2/3rds LLM (Labor) (Program discontinued).

Memberships & Affiliations

  • ABA - American Bar Assoc. - Dispute Resolution Section
  • PBA - Philadelphia Bar Association - ADR Committee
  • ACAM - Academy of Court Appointed Masters - Fellow
  • CIARB - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Fellow Candidate
  • SPIDR/ACR - Delaware Valley
  • PA Counsel of Mediators
  • MCDR - Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution
  • NJAPM - New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • DE Federation for Dispute Resolution
  • Various Dispute Resolution Sections/Committees - ABA/Federal/State/County Bar Associations and Maryland Dispute Resolution Commission – Professional Responsibility Committee.
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Senate Resolution 160

 


Rates Information

PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ON MOST MATTERS I USE AN HOURLY RATE BUT, IF APPROPRIATE, I WILL CONSIDER A HALF OR FULL DAY RATE OR A FLAT ALL INCLUDED (EXCEPT TRAVEL EXPENSES SINCE THEY ARE UNKNOWN) PROPOSAL. I DO NOT CHARGE FOR TRAVEL TIME BETWEEN NYC AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA (UP TO 3 HOURS ONE WAY). IN ADDITION, I AM GENERALLY AVAILABLE ON WEEKENDS IF THAT IS THE ONLY TIME THAT COUNSEL/PARTIES ARE AVAILABLE.

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