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Jerry Roscoe

Jerry P. Roscoe, Esq.

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Hunter Hollis
T: 215-246-9494
F: 215-246-0949
1717 Arch Street , Suite 3810 , Philadelphia , PA 19103
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
  • 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
  • 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

Counsel Comments

    • “Thanks to JAMS and particularly Mr. Roscoe for assisting with this settlement. Mr. Roscoe did an excellent job, with even-handed, candid and helpful comments at just the appropriate pace, without giving any sense of pressure to my client. It was effective and appreciated.”
    • “Jerry is one of the best—if not the best—mediators; he's masterful. He handled the parties expertly, with just the right combination of persuasion, logic and conviction. He helped everyone relax and gained the confidence of the parties, who then followed his advice. Jerry handled the two emotional and angry plaintiffs perfectly, letting them vent their frustrations and then bringing them to the point where they could finally commit to settle. They had resisted any attempts to settle, even by their own attorney, for many months. Jerry was the only one who could secure a demand from them.”
    • “Mr. Roscoe was effective & efficient. His style was excellent in having the parties discuss together the issues, goals, and how to proceed. Overall, it was a very good way to help move the parties & process along.”
    • “I would recommend him to any party, plaintiff or defense, who is considering the mediation of a complex medical malpractice case. He has finely honed mediation skills coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the subject as well as a fair and balanced approach, which is invaluable. I recommend Jerry Roscoe without reservation or equivocation.”
    • “I have only the highest regard and excellent reviews for Jerry Roscoe, and I have great respect for the professional contribution he has made in the various mediations I have had the privilege of participating in with him. It is without hesitation and with great praise that I recommend Jerry Roscoe for any mediation or arbitration needs you may have. I can assure you that you will not regret your decision.”
    • “After an early deadlock, he [Jerry Roscoe] managed within a few hours to get both sides to move substantially in their positions.”
    • “Jerry is wonderful- always prepared; accommodating; practical; and creative. I always use him for these reasons.”
    • “Mr. Roscoe is a real professional.”
    • “By all indications Jerry was as efficient as he could be. We appreciate his diligent follow-up after the mediation.”
    • “Jerry is my go-to person at JAMS. He is always engaged, prepared, pragmatic and his instincts are excellent!!”
    • “He is clearly and expert in his craft and I commend him.”
    • “It was a pleasure working with Jerry Roscoe and JAMS. The entire process was professional and well-managed, start to finish.”
    • Jerry was prepared, asked pertinent questions and was an effective facilitator.”
    • “This was a tough case with a lot of moving parts. Jerry did an incredible job.”
    • “This was the first time I utilized the services of Mr. Roscoe and I was highly impressed with his style and demeanor.”
    • “I have been engaged in the practice of law for nearly 25 years. I know from experience that it is rare to find a mediator for complex medical matters who doesn’t first need to be educated about the medicine before tackling the difficult diplomatic dynamics that are inevitably required in such situations. In Jerry Roscoe, I was fortunate to find someone who possesses both skills in abundance.”
    • "He has a judicial manner, he listened intently and was incredibly well-prepared [as an arbitrator]."

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