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Richard H. Steen, Mediator & Arbitrator, Princeton, New Jersey.

Richard H. Steen

Richard H. Steen, Attorneys at Law, LLC
PO Box 2178
Princeton, NJ 08543
Tel: 609-895-0071
Fax: 609-895-1437
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Recognized to New Jersey Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Med-Arb
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1982
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/6/24)1050
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/6/24)1100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Richard H. Steen is the managing member of Richard H. Steen, LLC, Attorneys at Law, an AV rated law firm in Mercer County, New Jersey.  He is a past president of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Mr. Steen concentrates his practice in the areas of construction, complex commercial, environmental and professional responsibility matters and alternative dispute resolution.  He is an experienced mediator, arbitrator, trainer and facilitator, and has served as a neutral in more than 2000 cases in the Federal and State Courts, for the American Arbitration Association and in private proceedings. 

Mr. Steen regularly mediates high value, multi-party disputes involving public and private sector parties. Issues in these disputes have included construction claims, contract interpretation and performance, regulatory and enforcement actions, professional malpractice, agency representation agreements, vendor and equipment supply, insurance, and warranty coverage. His experience as an arbitrator includes multi-million dollar, multi-party construction and environmental disputes and commercial, residential and public construction matters. Mr. Steen has served as chairperson of a panel or sole arbitrator in substantial arbitration proceedings involving performance issues, design and construction defects, schedule delay and acceleration, cost overruns, financing disputes, differing site conditions, and constructive changes.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Internet
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • Drexel University (BS-1972);
  • Seton Hall Law School (JD-1975). Co-Editor in Chief, Seton Hall Legislative Journal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association – (President 2010-2011; Dispute Resolution Section, Founding Chair; Construction Law Section, Past Chair);
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Member: New Jersey Supreme Court Standing Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution (Former Chair, Administration Subcommittee);Past member: Arbitration Advisory Committee; Advisory Committee on Mediation Standards; Civil Mediation Mentoring Committee and Committee on Access and Fairness.
  • Master and Past President of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Accredited Professional Mediator (APM) and former member of the Board of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.
  • American Bar Association (House of Delegates 2009-2012, Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Fellow, National Conference of Bar Presidents; Forum on Construction, Division 1 Steering Committee; Litigation Section, ADR Committee, Construction Subcommittee Chair, Task Force on Ethical Standards in Mediation); 
  • New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (Past Director; ADR Committee, Past Chair);
  • Mercer County Bar Association;
  • New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys.


Awards and Honors:

  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Professional Lawyer of the Year, 2012; ADR Practitioner of the Year Award, now the James B. Boskey Award, 1998-99; Distinguished Legislative Services Award, 2002; and, Legends of ADR Award, 2007.  
  • New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education – Distinguished Service Award, 2006.
  • Recipient of the Garibaldi Inn's Richard K. Jeydel Excellence in ADR Award, 2017



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