Lee Hornberger Esq

Lee Hornberger Esq

  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Michigan
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Biography

I was Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of State Bar of Michigan (2017-2018).

I am Second Tier ranked in Northern Mich for Mediation, and First Tier ranked in Northern Mich for Arbitration by U.S. News "Best Lawyers"® Best Law Firms in 2019 and 2020, included in Best Lawyers of America 2018 and 2019 for arbitration, and 2020 and 2021 for arbitration and mediation; and selected to 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Mich Super Lawyers lists for ADR. I received George N. Bashara, Jr. Award from State Bar's ADR Section in recognition of exemplary service.

Diplomate Member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, on "Northern Michigan's A-List"? of Attorneys. Traverse: Northern Mich's Magazine (January 2009), and AV Rated.

Experience includes Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Hearing Officer; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Hearing Officer list; Mich Civil Rights Comm Hearing Referee; former President of Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association; AAA, FMCS, FINRA, MERC, NAF, NFA, and NMB arbitrator; and AAA and Mich Circuit Courts mediator.

Professional activities include former Chair, ADR Section of State Bar of Mich; former Chair of Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Assn ADR Committee; completed ICLE Family Law Certificate Program, cosponsored by SBM Family Law Section; and Editor, The Mich Dispute Resolution Journal. I have presented for ICLE. I was a member of the SBM Representative Assembly (2010-2016).

Public service includes being former Chair of Traverse City Human Rights Comm and former member of the Grand Traverse County Board of Canvassers.

Admissions include Michigan, Ohio (inactive), US Supreme Court, US Court of Military Appeals, US Courts of Appeal for Fed Circuit and 6th Circuit, and US Dist Courts for ED of Ky, ED and WD of Mich, and ND and SD Dists of Ohio.

Practice Area
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Fact Finding
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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6th Circuit
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U.S. Court of Military Appeals
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Education
Wayne State University Law School
LL.M. | LL.M. in Labor Law
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University of Michigan Law School
J.D.
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Honors: JD cum laude American Jurisprudence Award in Restitution
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. | Political Science
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Awards
"Northern Michigan's A-List" of Attorneys
Traverse: Northern Michigan's Magazine
The Verdict: 56 of The Town's Top Attorneys
Cincinnati Magazine
Bronze Star Medal
U.S. Army
Army Commendation Medals
U.S. Army
Professional Associations
Traverse City Human Rights Commission
Member
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Michigan Civil Rights Commission
Hearing Referee
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Grand Traverse County Board of Canvassers
Member
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State Bar of Michigan Awards Committee
Member
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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Mediator
- Current
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Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Hearing Officer List
- Current
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Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Hearing Officer
- Current
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Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan
Member
- Current
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Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
Immediate Past President
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Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
President
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Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
President-Elect
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Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
Treasurer
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Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim
Board of Governors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Historic Moments in Negotiation
Michigan Bar Journal
Supreme Court Crawford Retaliation Decision
Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association Newsletter
Contributor, Defusing Workplace Time-Bombs: Drafting Employment Agreements and Policies to Prevent Disputes, Avoid Tax Traps, and Settle Cases
ALI-ABA
Recent Developments in Michigan Arbitration Law
Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association Newsletter
The Impact of the Due Process Protocol Principles on Arbitration of Statutory Employment Disputes
Labor and Employment Lawnotes
Mediation and Arbitration for the Entrepreneur
Your Chamber News
Speaking Engagements
Michigan Domestic Relations Mediation and Arbitration Case Law Update, Winter Conference, Jamaica Inn, Ochos Rios, Jamaica
Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
This update reviewed recent Michigan cases concerning mediation and Arbitration.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Contact & Map
6730 Mission Ridge
Traverse City, MI 49686-6131
Telephone: (231) 941-0746
Telephone: (231) 941-0746
Fax: (231) 941-3448
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