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Marvin Johnson

Marvin E. Johnson, Esq.

Case Manager
Erika Holland
T: 202-533-2019
F: 202-942-9186
1155 F Street, NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20004


Marvin E. Johnson, Esq. is a nationally recognized mediator, arbitrator, and trainer with over 27 years of dispute resolution experience. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, an internationally recognized ADR entity, which provides dispute resolution education and training to culturally diverse audiences.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Mediated and arbitrated over 1,500 cases involving for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, federal and state agencies, and local government entities with dealings in numerous sectors including:
    • Health care; transportation; public safety; restaurant & hotel; technology; amusement/recreation; manufacturing; utilities; agriculture; education; security; housing; media; construction; insurance; banking & finance; communication; retail sales; national defense; electronics; warehousing; photographic imaging; real estate; museums and libraries; membership organizations; and more.
  • Extensive experience facilitating, mediating and arbitrating labor, employment, and contract issues between and within organizations including:
    • Absenteeism; alcohol and drug abuse; arbitrability; dress code; health and welfare; incentive rates/standards; job evaluation; job posting and bidding; layoff; bumping and recall; contract interpretation; past practice; reduction in force; safety; training; transfer; union business; working conditions; civil rights; ADA; EEO; salary/rate of pay; benefits; termination; suspension; performance appraisals; work assignments; job classification, seniority, promotion, overtime, vacation, holiday pay, work schedules, sub-contracting, severance pay; transportation; EEO, diversity; communication, relationships, goals and objectives; reorganization, planning, and development of new/modified service delivery; management rights; breach of contract; credit card abuse; cell phone abuse; computer security violation; harassment and other inappropriate conduct; breach of contract remedy
  • Member, U.S. Foreign Service Grievance Board, 2005-2007
  • Member of the President of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Advisory Council on Diversity, member of the ABA-Section of Dispute Resolution’s Council, and former Chair of the Section’s Diversity Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors and Tri-Chair of Diversity Committee, Association for Conflict Resolution (a merged organization of AFM, CREnet and SPIDR)
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Academy of Mediators
  • Member, National Bar Association, Arbitration Section (previous member, Advisory Board and Vice President of Programs)
  • Mediation Training to executives, managers and employees, Vorkuta, Russia, 1998
  • ADR Training to Young African Leaders, May 2000 and April 2002
  • Conflict Mgt. Training to representatives of Central and Eastern European Roma Organizations, May 2003
  • Federal Service Impasses Panel, 1999-2002
  • Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, 1998
  • Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel, June 2000
  • U.S. Consensus Council-Policy Consensus Professional Advisory Committee, 2001
  • Maryland State Labor Relations Board, 2002-2003
  • Executive Committee Member of MACRO and Chair of its Education and Schools Initiative (currently)
  • Mediator, Arbitrator, and Trainer, Accormend Associates, 1984-2003
  • Executive Director, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1986-present
  • Associate Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and Dispute Resolution, Bowie State University, 1983-2000
  • Director of Legal Programs, National Academy of Conciliators, 1983-1984
  • Assistant Counsel, National Treasury Employees Union, 1981-1983
  • Attorney, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Office of the General Counsel, 1980-1981
  • Law Clerk, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Office of the General Counsel, 1979-1980
  • Legal Research Assistant, National Football League Players Association, Legal Department, 1978-1979
  • Federal Labor Relations Specialist, Dept. of Labor-Management Services Administration, Office of Federal Labor-Management Relations, 1974-1978
  • Labor Economist, Department of Labor, Labor-Management Services Administration, 1974
  • J.D., Catholic University Law School, 1980; M.S., Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin, 1974; B.B.A., Kent State University, 1972



Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Civil Rights
  • Education/Schools
  • Employment
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Securities


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