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Other ADR Services: ADR Training Services, Med-Arb
- Practice Commenced: 1996
- Total Mediations (as of Oct 2022): 1000
- Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2022): 75
Colm Brannigan has over two decades of experience as a mediator and arbitrator. While his practice is focused on the corporate, commercial, condominium, construction, employment, estates, insurance (non-personal injury), and real estate sectors, he has experience in a wide variety of other areas including workplace, family, multi-party, land use, and alternative energy.
Colm holds the designations of Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Mediator from the ADR Institute of Canada and is the founder of Mediate.ca – Brannigan ADR. He is recognized as a leading expert in Online Dispute Resolution and the use of hybrid Med-Arb processes in alternative dispute resolution.
Colm has written extensively about conflict management and alternative dispute resolution in professional and industry-specific publications is a frequent presenter at continuing education programs and has taught law and ADR part-time in the Business School at Humber College and as an adjunct faculty member in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University.
Colm is a former Board member of both the ADR Institute of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. He is currently a member of both the Qualified Mediator and Chartered Mediator Assessment Committees of the ADR Institute of Ontario and a Co-chair of the ADR Institute of Ontario’s Med-Arb section.
Colm is also a founding member of the Canadian Collaborative for Engagement & Conflict Management where he provides ADR & ODR training, coaching and ADR practice consulting services (https://www.c4ecm.ca/).
- Contract Disputes
- Estates & Trusts
- Family Businesses
- Information Technology
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Professional Negligence
- Property Damage
- Real Estate
- Shareholder Disputes
- Wrongful Dismissal
LL.M. (ADR), Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
LL.B., Queen’s University Faculty of Law
M.A., McMaster University
B.A., University of Toronto.
Memberships & Affiliations
ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO)
ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC)
Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI)
International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR)
Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS)
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