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Krista Gottlieb, Mediator & Arbitrator, Buffalo, New York.

Krista Gottlieb

Diplomate member
ADR Center & Law Offices
43 Court Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Tel: (716)-218-2188
Cell: (716) 308-5546
Fax: (716) 856-5814
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced1999
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


As the "Resolution Pro" and formerly the managing partner of Mattar, D’Agostino & Gottlieb, LLP, Krista Gottlieb has long recognized that the cost and time expenditure associated with litigation does not always serve the client’s best interests, nor does it meet their needs and preferences. In her newly established ADR Center and Law office, as a neutral mediator or arbitrator (or litigator when needed) Ms. Gottlieb constantly seeks new and creative ways to help parties resolve issues, problems and litigation quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. Appropriate Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), including mediation, arbitration, early case evaluation mechanisms and mini-trials, as well as settlement counsel, are some of the ways to accomplish that goal.


Krista Gottlieb capitalizes on her successful civil litigator practice to enhance the neutral services she can provide.  She is an experienced and active ADR neutral, lecturer and trainer (mostly mediation and arbitration) in business, corporate, commercial and employment matters.

In addition to being a dedicated “issue resolver,” Ms. Gottlieb has over 300 hours of formal ADR training and has served as an ADR trainer for lawyers and judges wishing to become mediators and arbitrators.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Libel & Slander
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Postal
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital
  • Wrongful Death



  • ALBANY LAW SCHOOL - Juris Doctor, 1979
  • Honors: Moot Court Semi-finalist; Law Review Candidate; Conference Coordinator for
  • International Law Symposium; Assistant to editor of "Practitioner's Handbook"
  • BARNARD COLLEGE - B.A., 1976, Political Science - International Relations and Law Honors: Cum Laude; Dean's List 1974-1976



  • Over 300+/- hours of training taken from 1995 to present.



  • Numerous trainings (including 40 hours and semester long mediation certification trainings) and presentations given. Please see attached CV for details.

Memberships & Affiliations

In addition to her private mediation practice Ms.Gottlieb is a member of various mediation and arbitration panels, including the W.D.N.Y. ADR Program, the 8th Judicial District ADR Program (including the Commercial Division), EEOC Panel, NYS Division of Human Rights Panel, AAA and the U.S. Postal Service Redress Mediation Program Panel. As a complement to her neutral advocacy practice, Ms. Gottlieb participates on various advisory/design panels for conflict resolution, mediation, arbitration, program systems designs, as well as the promulgation of a multi-option Federal Court ADR program. She is a teacher and lecturer on the topics of ADR, Collaborative Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution processes and Mediation trainer.


“Who’s Who in Law” & "Legal Elite" -  Mediation/ADR - Buffalo Law Journal & Business First 2007 - Present
“Best Lawyers” in the New York Area - NY Magazine 2007 - Present - Mediation/ADR
"Super Lawyers" 2011 to present - ADR, Mediation, Arbitration
“Best Lawyers” in America 2004 - Present - Including ADR - one of 4 in Buffalo
America’s Most Honored Professionals - 2011 - Present
Who is Who in American Lawyers 1990- Present.
United Who is Who - Empowering Executives & Professionals 2005 - Present.
Marquis Who’s Who - 2004 - Present
Madison Who’s Who - 2005 - Present
Who’s Who in American Women - 2005 - Present
Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women - 2008 - Present
New York State Bar; 
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and
Western Districts of New York; 
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 
Pro Hac Vice Admissions.

Rates Information

Starting at $290.00/hour including prep time - depending on location. Please call or email for details and customized arrangements.

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