Richard Fincher, Esq.

Workplace Resolutions LLC
10308 North 49th Place
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(480) - 991 - 9479
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Professional Work History:

Mediator and Arbitrator, Self-employed, 1998 to present. Faculty Associate, College of Business, Arizona State University. Co-author of new ADR textbook-Emerging Uses of Corporate ADR, Jossey-Bass, April 2003. Practiced law and held senior executive roles in law and Human Resources in Fortune 50 firms -American Arbitration Association, Education and Training, Washington, DC

Dispute Resolution Experience

Broad-based neutral practice with caseload of 60% mediation and 40% arbitration, with a primary focus on labor and employment litigation. Have mediated over 500 employment, commercial, and class action cases. Have arbitrated over 500 employment, commercial and class action cases. -Serve on the employment, commercial, mass claims, and labor arbitration panels for the American Arbitration Association.-Serve on the Probate and Civil Division mediation panels for the Maricopa County Superior Court -Serve on the FINRA mediator and arbitrator employment and securities panels.-Serve on the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and Employment Panel-Serve on the FMCS, NMB and City of Phoenix labor arbitrator panels. -Serve on the employment mediator panel for the US Department of the Interior -Pro Bono mediator for the EEOC and Arizona Attorney General Civil Rights Division

Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)


Other Dispute Resolution Training

-AAA Commercial Arbitrator Two and Annual Arbitrator Update-10/02-ABA, ADR in Labor and Employment Training, 2/02-Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution (AEDR), Advanced Mediation for Attorneys, 11/01 -FINRA Arbitrator Training, 5

Professional Associations

-American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, speaker on Workplace Conflict Management Systems,-Association for Conflict Resolution, National Co-chair, Workplace Section, Speaker on ADR on Employment Class Action Litigation


Cornell University (BS, Industrial and Labor Relations-1973) Cambridge University, Emmanuel College, 1980 (law) DePaul University College of Law (JD-1982) Admitted to the Bar: Illinois, 1982, California, 1986, Arizona 2000


Daniel Dowd, Esq., Cohen, Kennedy, Dowd and Quigley Management employment bar, 602-252-8093 (arbitration)Jeff Arbetman, Esq. Plaintiff employment bar, 602-265-1770 (mediation) Mark Kisicki, Partner, Steptoe and Johnson Management employment bar, 602-257-5239 (mediation) Cynthia Freeman, Department of the Interior Regional EEO Program Manager, 702-293-8406 (mediation)

Fee Policy

-$450 per hour mediator compensation, including pre-hearing conferences and document review. -$450 per hour arbitrator compensation, including pre-hearing conferences, document review, and drafting award.-No charge for travel time. Eight hour