Professional Details

Michael J. Betts
Michael J. Betts LLC

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235 Alpha Drive
Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Fax: 412-774-2854

Description of Practice

Michael J. Betts provides mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution services in a wide range of litigation matters, including complex litigation, commercial litigation, consumer litigation, insurance litigation, securities litigation and arbitrations (FINRA customer claims and industry arbitrations).

Professional Background

Mr. Betts has over thirty-seven years of experience in handling a wide range of litigation matters, including banking litigation, class actions, commercial/complex litigation, consumer litigation, fiduciary litigation, securities litigation and arbitrations (including FINRA customer and employment claims), and trade secret/non-compete litigation. Mr. Betts is an experienced mediator, having served as mediator in numerous civil litigation matters pending in state and federal courts in Western Pennsylvania.


Mr. Betts has served as a mediator in numerous commercial litigation matters. Mr. Betts is an approved ADR neutral for cases pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is also approved by that Court as an E-Discovery Special Master and Mediator.


B.A. - Dickinson College (1977) J.D. - University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1980)


Mr. Betts eschews mediation-related labels, such as "evaluative," "facilitative," or "transformative" and believes that a flexible approach, depending on the nature of the dispute, the needs of the parties and the dynamics of the parties' discussions and negotiations is best-suited to maximizing the opportunities for resolution of the parties' dispute.


Fees are based on Mr. Betts's hourly rate, which is $300.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator