Jerry P. Roscoe, Esq.

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Jerry Roscoe’s experience with environmental matters began in the late 1970’s when, as a Chief Legislative Assistant with the United States Congress, he helped author sections of the Clean Air Act as well as laws governing the production and use of middle distillates, natural gas, and oil. Since then, he has handled complex, multi-party matters involving issues of liability, coverage, cost allocation, and appropriate remediation technology. In 1990, Jerry was trained by the World Wildlife Federation on mediating environmental issues.

Mr. Roscoe frequently presents to corporations, law firms, agencies, and legal associations on mediating disputes in a variety of areas of law. In addition, he has designed dispute resolution processes for Fortune 500 companies and has conducted ADR training to thousands of corporate professionals, attorneys, judges, mediators, and arbitrators in public, private, and international sectors. He is a fellow with the International Academy of Mediators and a long-standing member of The Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution and the D.C. Bar Committee on ADR.

Representative Matters

  • Mediated a federal appellate case dealing with siting of liquefied natural gas storage and transmission facilities in New England
  • Mediated and arbitrated multi-million dollar injury claims involving insurance liability, coverage, and reinsurance issues
  • Mediated case involving 63 PRPs who disputed issues of liability, cost allocation, and technology for waterways in the State of Ohio flowing into the Great Lakes; case involved non-party oversight of state government
  • Mediated case involving 7 PRPs and determination of liability, groundwater flow, and contamination pursuant to 40-year-old industrial activity in the State of New York; case included issues of coverage as well as liability of defunct and successor entities
  • Mediated case involving a national environmental organization suing over water resource allocation in the State of Texas
  • Mediated case regarding water contamination in California resulting from zinc mining operations conducted during World War II
  • Mediated cases between private and government entities establishing ownership rights governing the software used for management of military fuel use around the world
  • Mediated maritime dispute involving liability of government for actions of merchant marine vessel engaged in service related to U.S. military activities
  • Mediated multiparty construction contract dispute involving subrogation and reinsurance issues over alleged defects and cost overruns during the construction of a Hyatt hotel resort
  • Mediated State of Alabama matter involving leaking underground fuel storage tanks
  • Mediated United States Supreme Court case regarding coal processing issues and the definition of coal "operator" affecting energy polices nationwide

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • ADR articles authored by Jerry Roscoe include:
  • Adjunct Professor of Mediation and Negotiation, Georgetown University Law Center and George Washington University Law School, 1995-2012
  • Chair, ABA Health Committee for the Dispute Resolution Section
  • Public Interest Donor, American Health Lawyers Association, 1989-2012
  • Chair, D.C. Bar Litigation Section ADR Committee, 2004 term
  • Distinguished fellow, International Academy of Mediators, since 1998
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Litigation Section Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1997-2000
  • Member, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, 1989-2000 (President, D.C. Chapter, 1993 and Board of Directors, 1992-1994)
  • Member:
    • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
    • International Academy of Mediators (IAM)
    • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)
  • Bar Membership
    • D.C. Bar Association
    • Connecticut Bar Association 
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Frequent speaker on mediation for federal agencies and bar associations
  • Speaker at Philadelphia Bar Medical Legal Subcommittee, Philadelphia, PA, May 2014
  • Coach, Georgetown Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution 2013 Team

Background and Education

  • JAMS Panelist, 2003-present
  • Partner, ADR Associates, LLC, 2000-2003; Senior Associate, the Center for Dispute Settlement, 1990-present
  • Litigator and Mediator, 1982-1990
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, 1982
  • J.D., Catholic University Columbus School of Law, Washington D.C., 1982


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