Arbitration & Mediation Practice of  Jerome F. Rock



Jerome  F. Rock, Esq.

Telephone:  313. 999-0173


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Jerome F. Rock is an attorney, engineer, and former business executive who maintains an exclusive practice as a Mediator and Arbitrator for business, technology, and construction industry disputes as well as general civil, insurance and indemnity claims. Mr. Rock has been awarded the highest Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review designation of AV- Preeminent, and is rated a Super Lawyer in the field of ADR by Thompson Reuters. He is on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association for Commercial, Construction, and Large Complex Cases. Mr. Rock is also on the panel of civil mediators for the Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw County Circuit Courts, with a focus on early case intervention and enhanced multistage facilitation for complex cases. He is on the roster of approved ADR Neutrals for the Business Court for the Third and Sixteenth Judicial Circuits. He has served as court-appointed mediator and special master in federal and state courts and acts as a facilitator of negotiations for complex business transactions. 

Mr Rock has degrees in mechanical and civil engineering as well as law, has been a licensed residential builder, and a former adjunct lecturer in engineering and construction law. For over 10 years he served as chief executive of an engineering firm where he developed proprietary computer based applications for facility maintenance and construction, and asset management serving the automotive and telecommunications industries.  A US Patent has been awarded for his efforts.  He is a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit and serves on the board of directors of the Michigan chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America. Mr. Rock is also a member of the Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan (PREMi) and an instructor for the SCAO-approved advanced mediation course on Med-Arb.

Mr. Rock is the chapter author for Settlement and Negotiation and incorporates “interest based” negotiation theories into his practice as a Mediator for business disputes. Mr. Rock developed a Pre-Mediation protocol involving separate meetings with counsel and principals on each side of the dispute in advance of the formal mediation hearing, exploring interests, expanding options and improving outcomes at the mediation hearing.