Concentrates solely in Family Court Mediation. He is on the “List of Certified Mediators” with the Domestic Relations Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
The Hon. Edmund Ponce de Leon (Ret.) gained a reputation as an eminently qualified and even-handed jurist, who was highly efffective with helping litigants resolve cases through the pre-trial mediation process. While on the bench, Judge Ponce de Leon helped facilitate hundreds of settlements.
He has an extensive 19+ years' experience presiding over a wide array of civil disputes, including divorce cases. He has a combined 33+ years' experience as a civil litigator and judge. His achievements earned him an appointmenet as Presiding Judge of the 4th Municipal District in 2002 and County Division in 2010.
Additionally he was trained with the Northwestern Univerisity School of Professional Studies in Negotiations and Mediation and with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Mediation Skills.