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Shareholder Edward “Terry” Shumaker Named to National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals


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Shareholder Edward “Terry” Shumaker Named to National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Membership Recognizes Work in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Edward “Terry” Shumaker

Manchester, NH (October 10, 2012) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced the appointment of attorney and shareholder  Edward “Terry” Shumaker to the New Hampshire chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is an association of mediators and arbitrators working in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. NADN was established in 2008 to serve the growing demand for attorneys specializing in alternative dispute resolution, and has more than 800 members with chapters in 45 states. Membership is invitation-only and evaluations are based on peer-nominations and client interviews.

Shumaker is a skilled mediator and arbitrator, and has litigated and mediated for more than three decades in both the private and public sectors. He serves as a panel arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association, the U.S. District Court, the New Hampshire Superior Court, the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board and the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights. He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America for his work in labor and employment law.

About Bernstein Shur

Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur is a multi-service firm with more than 100 attorneys in offices in Maine and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at www.bernsteinshur.com.

About The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is a national association whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. NADN was established in 2008 following a conference of the committees of several regional Alternative Dispute Resolution associations. The association has more than 800 top-tier ADR attorneys and judges confirmed across more than 45 states, making it the largest online roster of experienced neutrals in the nation. Membership to the Academy is by invitation-only, with a peer-nomination vote and extensive client-interview vetting procedure, intended to ensure that only the top 5-10 percent of qualifying practitioners in any state are invited to join the network. More information is available at www.nadn.org.