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Richard Mason

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136 North Bellevue Ave
LANGHORNE, PA 19047-2129
USA
8562209296

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Description of Practice

I am a highly experienced mediator and arbitrator, specializing in insurance and reinsurance matters. I am able to offer a more effective and satisfactory mediation experience by limiting the number of engagements I accept and by drawing upon my 30 years of experience in litigating and mediating complex insurance and reinsurance matters. My mediation clients receive my full dedication and responsiveness to their matter. My experience extends to all insurance and reinsurance matters, with a concentration on Directors & Officers, Professional Liability, and Long-Tail Casualty claims. With regard to reinsurance matters, I specialize in Life, Accident & Health, and Disability disputes. I have been recognized by my peers, as recognized by Best Lawyers, as a leading attorney in the field of Reinsurance (most recently, for 2021-22).

Professional Background

MasonADR, LLC: January 2021-present; Cozen O'Connor, PC: Shareholder, June 1996 - December 2020; Palmer, Biezup & Henderson: Associate attorney: June 1991 - June 1996

Experience

1. As a court-appointed judge pro tempore in the Commerce Court, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, I conduct settlement conferences of the Court's most complex commercial lawsuits. 2. As a litigator for nearly 30 years, I participated as an advocate in numerous mediations of high-stakes, complex commercial disputes. 3. As counsel for ceding and assuming reinsurers, I arbitrated to verdict high stakes disputes, as first chair. 4. As an arbitrator, I have been appointed by clients to determine their disputes by way of commercial arbitration.

Degrees

J.D. (with honors), University of Maryland School of Law (1991) B.A., Loyola University, Maryland (1987)

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2007    ARIAS-US    Reinsurance arbitrations: 8 hours
2010-19    Pennsylvania CLEs    Various titles: 20 hours (est.)
2013    TPC    Mediation Training: 12 hrs
2021    Mediate.Com    Experiential Training, Mentoring Case Consultation: 2 hrs

Approach

I am able to provide a more effective and less expensive mediation experience by, among other things, concentrating on my area of specialty (insurance and reinsurance), limiting myself to scheduling no more than one mediation per week, and offering a flat fee option. My style as mediator is to draw upon my 30 years of experience in insurance and reinsurance to provide evaluative guidance so that all parties are aided in reaching a realistic assessment of their respective cases, facilitating resolution.

Fees

Mediation: Hourly rate of $425, or flat fee of $5,500 for mediation completed within one week. Legal Consulting: hourly rate of $425. Expert witness: hourly rate of $550. Arbitrator: hourly rate of $550

Other Information

Certified Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Accredited CLE Provider, Pennsylvania CLE Board

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents (25 mediated)
  • Contracts (150 mediated)
  • Insurance (150 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (20 mediated)
  • Products Liability (15 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Counselor
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator

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