Steve Smith ADR LLC


As an independent arbitrator, mediator and consultant, Steve Smith handles complex international and domestic commercial disputes. He has served as arbitrator, mediator, and expert witness in major proceedings before the world’s leading arbitration and mediation institutions and in US Federal Courts. Claims in his ADR cases have ranged from $1 million to over $200 million, and over $1 billion in cases where he has acted as counsel.

Smith brings to his practice nearly three decades of  in house counsel corporate legal and senior management experience in the world’s largest aerospace and defense company,* where he handled a multitude of disputes involving high technology products and services.

Steve is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a member of the governing body of the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He is a U.S. delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Steve is honored to be ranked as a domestic and international arbitrator by Chambers Global and USA.

Steve is also on the rosters/panels of major dispute resolution organizations in the United States and abroad. He is internationally recognized for his efforts to improve arbitration processes. While achieving outstanding results, his effective case management strategies—both as arbitrator and mediator—have also made large dispute resolutions much more timely and cost efficient. As a leading proponent for cost and schedule efficiency he has lectured extensively on those subjects worldwide to corporate management and legal groups.

*Lockheed Martin Corporation and its predecessor, Martin Marietta Corporation

Additional information about Steve’s education and background, experience as arbitrator and counsel, professional activities, and publications and presentations is available through site menu links, and in his downloadable CV.