Colm Brannigan

Colm Brannigan

Colm Brannigan is mediator and arbitrator in the Toronto area. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, holds an LL.M. in ADR, and is a Chartered Mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator through the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC). An acknowledged Canadian expert in the development of online dispute resolution and med-arb processes, he is the first person to receive the Chartered Med-Arb designation from ADRIC. Colm is a frequent speaker at continuing education webinars, programs and conferences and has taught ADR in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. He is a founding member of the Canadian Collaborative for Engagement & Conflict Management ( an innovative group dedicated to ADR training and best practices.

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Articles and Video:

The Ten or Twelve Top Reasons (More or Less) for Not Mediating a Dispute - Revisited (02/11/21)
At the beginning of a new year, it seems a good time to look back on some of the common excuses, sorry, reasons, for refusing to mediate that occasionally continue to circulate especially in litigated cases.

Book Review: Making MEDIATION Your Day Job: How to Market Your ADR Business Using Mediation Principles You Already Know (10/31/08)
This short book is a gem. It is quite different from the other relatively recent books on marketing mediation and clearly demonstrates that you do not need hundreds of pages to provide your reader with a comprehensive overview of a topic which bedevils many in our profession.

Three Propositions on Mediation (01/03/07)
Some questions about the intersection of mediation practice and theory leading to three propositions with an invitation to dialogue.