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Rick Russell, Mediator, Dundas, Ontario.

Rick Russell

Agree Dispute Resolution
36 Dundas Street
Dundas, ON L9H 1A2
Tel: 1-800-524-6967
Fax: (905) 627-5362
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation

Other ADR Services: ADR Training Services, Facilitation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Neutral Evaluation

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  • Practice Commenced1988
  • # of MEDS (as of 28/3/23)2000
  • # of ARBS (as of 28/3/23)40
Current Practice


Rick Russell has a broad range of experience in dispute resolution, having practiced as a civil litigation lawyer, ombudsman, mediator, facilitator, arbitrator, third party fact finder, referee and trainer since 1988.

Rick has mediated two thousand cases since 1988. These include business and commercial matters, bodily injury, disability and general insurance claims, workplace and employment, estates, human rights, insolvency, securities, real estate and land use matters.  Rick is an experienced Referee, mediator and arbitrator in the field of commercial and residential construction.  He serves on panels for the Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) and the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO)

Rick is active as a trainer, offering public courses in ADR and Advanced Mediation in association with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo. He also instructs for Queen's University's Industrial Relations Centre. Rick has done pioneering work in the Canadian use of the Construction Partnering model in the fields of mining, construction, financial services, labour relations, health care and communication across Canada. He has facilitated 200+ workshops in every region of the country and has successfully adapted the Partnering model to many novel applications, in health care, banking and insurance.

Rick has acted as a consultant in the field of integrated conflict management systems design, in the public, non profit and private sectors, and is the author of numerous papers, as well as The Ombuds Model, a chapter in the CCH Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Manual. A Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator (ADR Institute of Canada), Rick is a graduate of McMaster University, (History) and Law at the University of Western Ontario.  Rick lives in Dundas, Ontario with his wife Margaret.

Case Experience

  • Aboriginal
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Disability Claims
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Postal
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


B.A. McMaster University (History), 1980 LL.B. University of Western Ontario, 1983 Over 1000 hours of training in mediation, facilitation, arbitration, Partnering facilitation and negotiation obtained in Ontario and internationally.

Harvard Program of Instructtion for Lawyers in Negotiation

St. Francis Xavier University Certificate in Adult Learning

Institute for Cultural Affairs, Toronto:  Group Facilitation

Memberships & Affiliations


Ontario Bar Association (ADR Section),

ADR Institute of Ontario

Rates Information

Please call 1-800-524-6967 for details.

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