Robert Creo

Robert Creo Robert A. Creo received his B.A. in 1974 from Brandeis University and received his J.D. in 1977 from Washington University School of Law. Mr. Creo is a mediator, arbitrator and educator. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University School of Law since 1991.

Mr. Creo has arbitrated or mediated over 2,000 cases since 1979, including numerous serious injury/death claims, complex business transactions and cases involving multimillion dollar settlements. Mr. Creo has been retained to serve as settlement counsel by law firms to negotiate complex and/or large claims on their behalf. For many years, he had served as a neutral for professional football, baseball and the United States Senate.

Mr. Creo has published extensively and is active as an educator on ADR, including providing advanced mediator training throughout North America and Europe. He belongs to numerous professional organizations including having served as the first President of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM).

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Articles and Video:

Book Review: How Leading Lawyers Think (09/26/11)
'How Leading Lawyers Think' by Randall Kiser is a rare inside look at decision making, mediation, negotiation and case evaluation from the perspectives of leading attorneys who have successfully taken thousands of cases to trial. Their collective experience provides engaging, insightful perspectives about how cases are built from the initial client meeting, through settlement negotiations and the factors that impact the presentation at trial.

Interview with Bob Creo (10/14/10)
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Robert Creo, one of the founders of the International Academy of Mediators, filmed as part of's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Mediator As Arbitrager (11/01/04)
No, that is not a typo or other error. I know how to spell arbitrator correctly because I am one. I am also an arbitrager. I do the arbitraging while mediating. I do not act as an arbitrager when I serve as an arbitrator.

The Uniform Mediation Act: Talking Points (10/29/01)
The Uniform Mediation Act was approved and recommended for enactment in all the States in August, 2001. These views are the author's but may be submitted to various organizations for consideration.


Views from the Eye of the Storm

Featuring 31 of the most experienced mediators in the world.

This two-hour DVD is a "highlight" film of compelling commentary from pioneers and leaders in the field of mediation.

(2006) ISBN # 1-933857-04-8

This video is also available by online streaming here

DVDs are available for shipment to the United States and Canada. International purchasers are asked to order the online streaming version of this resource at

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Creo, Robert
Complete hour-long interview of Robert Creo by Robert Benjamin.
product image Former President, International Academy of Mediators - 1996-1999

Robert was interviewd at the 2004 International Academy of Mediators Conference.