Date of Award


Document Type

Applied Management Decision Report (AMDR)

Degree Name

Master Of Business Administration

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Cary Silverstein

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Arbitrators; Small business


Approximately one year ago, the researcher became affiliated with United States Arbitration and Mediation, a nationwide network of attorneys and retired judges offering primarily mediation services for insurance and business litigants. United States Arbitration and Mediation of Wisconsin, Inc. (USA) is the local officeholder providing such services within the state of Wisconsin. The researcher is the sole owner of this entity. Currently, our local panel of mediators includes two judges and five attorneys providing primarily mediation services to insurance litigants. Some of the insurance companies currently referring cases are Allstate, American Family, Travelers, Liberty Mutual, John Deere and The Hartford. This service business is a part-time endeavor for both the researcher as an adjunct to a small law firm and the outside independent panel of mediators. Presently, USA's function is to provide the business administration of this service. The issue is whether or not this business can survive independent from this writer's law firm. Currently, U.S.A. of Wisconsin, Inc. uses offices machines, equipment and space provided by the law firm.


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