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Nelson E. Timken
Timken ADR, LLC

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(917) 533-8080
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Description of Practice

For 27 years, I helped attorneys, businesses and individuals negotiate and settle lawsuits as a Court Attorney to judges in Civil and Supreme Court. I did this by actively conferencing and vigorously negotiating thousands of cases over my long career within the court system, in many different areas of the law, including consumer, personal injury, business, contract, real estate, foreclosure, wages and employment. Also during that time, I trained extensively, went back to law school for a masters degree, and apprenticed as a mediator and as an arbitrator in community, commercial and business matters, and matrimonial, wage and employment matters so that I had the proper training to handle a variety of different and complex factual situations. My mediation style is that I am primarily a facilitative mediator; that is, I use techniques to help the parties to find effective ways to communicate and hear each other, to separate emotions from financial decisions, to make informed and fair settlement decisions in light of the law, and to understand their interests in order to identify options that may work to resolve their dispute. I am a mediator on the panel of the mediation program of the Southern District of New York, and Community Mediation Services in Queens County. I arbitrate legal-fee disputes between clients and attorneys in New York County, and also am a mediator with Community Mediation Services I am fully trained and experienced in online dispute resolution (ODR) using the Zoom platform. I was a small-claims court arbitrator for over 20 years.

Professional Background

Attorney for a total of 32+ years; 27 years as court attorney in NYS Court System, wherein I negotiated and settled thousands of cases; Past 3 years training and doing mediation, arbitration and neutral evaluation in various capacities. Pursuing a Masters of Laws (LLM) in Dispute Resolution at Fordham Law School.


Community Mediation: Commercial and Business Mediation; Torts and Personal Injury; Employment and Labor Mediation; Community Mediation; Matrimonial Mediation


LLM, International Dispute Resolution, Fordham Law, expected 2022; JD St. John's Law, 1988 BA, Queens College, CUNY


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
June 2020    Simeon Baum, Stephen Hochman, NYSBA    Basic & Advanced Part 146 Commercial Mediation Training
Jun 2019     Dina Jansenson, Kathy Roberts, New York City Bar Association    Advanced Commercial Mediator Training
Jun 2017     Charles Moxley, NYS Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section     Commercial Arbitrator Training
Oct 2019     JoAn Pangilinan-Taylor    Community Mediation Services Mediation Apprenticeship
August, 2020    NYCLA Fugazy, Cheng, Pechman    Wage and Employment Mediation Training
July 2020     Professor Robert Collins    Part 146 Approved Divorce Mediation Training
Nov 2017    Dan Weitz, NYS Unified Court System     Part 137 Attorney Fee Dispute Arbitration Training


Facilitative, help the parties to reach their own agreement which will be far more palatable than one crafted by the courts.


Generally, $250 per hour, whether in-person or online.

Other Information

Vice-Chair, ADR Committee, New York County Lawyers Association; Member, New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Member, Nassau County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Online Mediation
  • Personal Injury

Professional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.