Roy L. De Barbieri, Esq.

Roy L. De Barbieri, Esq.,

De Barbieri & Associates Consultants


Current Employer-Title De Barbieri & Associates – Full time Neutral, Arbitrator, Mediator, Fact-finder,

Commercial, Construction, Franchise and Family and Probate Matters


Profession Full-time Commercial Arbitrator, Mediator; International Trade Consultant;

Business and Real Estate Developer, Attorney at Law


Work History Retired Partner, De Barbieri & Associates, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law LLC;

Of Counsel to Zangari, Cohn,Cuthbertson, Duhl and Grello, PC:

Attorney, Private ADR Practice, 1988-presesent. Partner,

Schine, Julianelle & De Barbieri, 1989-94; Partner, CO.GE.PA, S.r.L, Turin, Italy,

1988-94; President, Chevron Ties International, 1983-84.


Experience Forty Eight years of experience primarily engaged in a business law practice in,

Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts including, but not limited to

bankruptcy, workers’ compensation, real estate, foreclosure, consumer, franchise,

probate and estates, creditor’s rights, business law, real estate development,

contract default disputes, foreclosures, employment disputes, contract enforcement,

asset recovery, divorce and family law, landlord/tenant matters, leasing, zoning and

land use, salvage and admiralty, and environmental compliance. Represented real

estate developers in matters valued up to $100 million. Represented city

governments and is a legal consultant for European companies. Experience also

includes representation of commercial and consumer clients before State and

Federal Public Utility Control, Transportation, and various administrative agencies.

As investor, experienced in real estate development, housing, and construction law

matters. Former Connecticut worker’ compensation commissioner at large. Small

claims hearing judge in over 300 cases between 1977 and 1993. Member of the

Governor’s Housing Task Force. Designed and built State Plaza office building in

New Haven Connecticut 1988. Service Award, The Republic of Italy, 2003; Rank

of Commander, Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, House of Savoy, 2004.

Adjunct Professor, Quinnipiac Law School.


Alternative Dispute
Resolution Experience

Experienced as an Advocate, Neutral and Instructor in arbitration and mediation,

sole arbitrator, and panel member, including AAA, private, and international

arbitration and mediation. Since 1988 served as an arbitrator in approximately 475

matters, involving issues of liability and damage allocation of up to $40 million.

Also arbitrated franchise, real estate matters, and construction matters, major

national franchisee disputes, banking regulation and compliance, employment

disputes, partnership buyout disputes, fee disputes, contract disputes, and attorney

fee disputes, major partner/auto dealer dispute and real estate valuation cases.

Mediator experience in the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission as at

Large Commissioner. Most recently mediated an international Commercial dispute

with claims to $950 million dollars. Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Member of AAA Commercial, Consumer, and Large Complex Case Panels in CT,

NY, and MA, CT ADR Center Panel, Fellow, and Chair of Law Firm CLE

Education Committee, The College of Commercial Arbitrators.


Alternative Dispute
Resolution Training

Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018;

CCA 17th Annual Meeting, 2017; Advanced Training in Healthcare Mediation,

2017; AAA Exploring Critical Issues in Arbitration, 2016; ABA Section of Dispute

Resolution mid-year meeting, Effective Advocacy and Management in Arbitration,

2015; AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy

Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2013; College of Commercial Arbitrators

Annual Meeting, 2016, 2015, 2014,2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009; New York State

Bar Association, Section on Dispute Resolution, Annual Updates, 2013, 2012;

NYSBA, Crisis in the Courts, 2011; AAA Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in

Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing, 2011; What Recent Discoveries

in Neuroscience Can Add to the Art of Negotiation and Practice of Mediation,

2011; AAA, Muscular Arbitration: Trimming the Fat Out of Arbitration, 2011; CT

Bar Institute, Inc. Let’s Get the Lead Out! Arbitrators, Outside Counsel, Clients and

Arbitration, 2010; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference: Electronic Discovery,

Chairing ICDR Panels, Managing the ICDR Guidelines, Update, 2009; AAA Ask

& Answer: Arbitration, 2008; ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring

Conference, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2003; ICDR The Common Law/Civil

Law Gap: The Issues and How International Arbitrators May Resolve Them, 2006;

AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2005; AAA Arbitrator

Roundtable on Discovery: Enough is Enough, or is it?, 2004; ICDR/AAA,

International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America, 2004; AAA Arbitrator

Roundtable: The Revised Commercial Arbitrator Code of Ethics, 2004; AAA

Neutrals Conference, 2003; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding &

Writing Awards (ACE001), 2003; AAA Arbitrator Update, 2003, 2002; AAA

Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001;

AAA Basic Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999; AAA Neutrals Retreat, 1998;

various other ADR and Mediation training.


Admitted to the Bar: Connecticut, 1973; U.S. District Court, District of

Connecticut, 1973; U.S. Supreme Court, 1977. Licensed Real Estate Agent,

Connecticut, 1982.



The College of Commercial Arbitrators (Director and Fellow); Chartered Institute

of Arbitrators; American Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association (Section on

ADR, Past Chair), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, National Italian

American Bar Association, AAA national panel of Mediators.


Mount St. Mary’s University (BS-1969); Cleveland State University, Cleveland

Marshall College of Law (JD-1972).


Publications and
Speaking Engagements

Presenter, ADR Section CBA, “Advocacy in Pre Hearing Conferences, September

27, 2017; “Presenter, Ct Bar Institute, ” Managing an Arbitration”, June 12, 2017;

Presenter, “Advocacy Skills in Arbitration”, CT Bar Institute, June 11th 2016:

Presenter, “Drafting Arbitration Clauses”, Baker Hostetler, New York City, June

2013; Presenter, “CCA/Tenn Bar Assoc. CLE “Drafting the Arbitration Process

You Want and Need”, November 2012; Presenter, “Arbitration of Family Law

Matters”, CT Bar CLE program, May 2012; Presenter, “Drafting and Implementing

Modern ADR Clauses: How Business Lawyers and Litigators Together Can Get

Better Results When a Deal Goes Bad”, CT Bar CLE program, March, 2012;

Presenter, “Mediation and Arbitration Advocacy for the Family Lawyer: The

Basics”, CT Bar CLE program, December 2011; Speaker,” Employing Dispute

Resolution Clauses”, at the NACVA CPE program, November 2011; Presenter,

“Lower Cost Arbitration” CT Bar CLE program, Greenwich, CT., May 2011;

Speaker, “The CCA Protocols: Making Arbitration less expensive and more

effective,” Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 2010; Presenter,

“ADR 101,” CT Bar Association/CLE program, Sept. 2010; Presenter, “Managing

Your First Arbitration,” CCA/AAA/JAMS, Connecticut Bar Association CLE,

May 2010; speaker, “Disclosure Practice,” Connecticut Bar Association, Section on

Dispute Resolution, 2009; Lead Presenter, “Ethics of Disclosure,” ADR Center

Advanced Arbitrator Training Seminar, 2008 and 2009; Lead Presenter, “Arbitrator

Insight, 20-20 Case Management Interactive Seminar,” ADR Center, New Britain,

CT 2009; Faculty/trainer, General Commercial Arbitrator training, ADR Center,

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.


United States of America


English; Italian


New York City, N.Y., and Madison, Connecticut, United States of America


Hearing: $3400.00/Day, (minimum 8 hours first hearing day).

Administration and Study: $425.00/Hr,  (minimum charge of 1 hour daily for any service).

Cancellation: $425.00/Hr

Cancellation Period: More than 2 Days before hearing.