Professional Details

Thomas Blumenthal
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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165 N. Meramec Ave, Ste 110
(also available in McMinnville, OR)
St.Louis, MO 63105
Fax: 314-727-2101


Description of Practice

Tom Blumenthal has mediated and served as arbitrator on commercial, business, intellectual property, real estate, construction and employment discrimination and termination cases since 1995.

He has been advocating for clients in courtrooms, appellate courts, mediations, and arbitrations for over 40 years, in St. Louis and in many different parts of the country. He now spends part of his time in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

He has tried and won complex jury and court tried cases and taken cases to the Missouri Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Tom taught arbitration at the Washington University School of Law from 2006 through 2010, having developed the syllabus and curriculum, and frequently lectures on mediation and arbitration. He is on national and international arbitration and mediation panels with the American Arbitration Association and other provider organizations.


  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    J.D. – 1976
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    B.A. – 1973
    Major: English Literature
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America 2012, 2017 St. Louis Arbitration Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers in America 2016, 2018, 2019 St. Louis Mediation Lawyer of the Year
  • Civil Liberties Award, American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, Alternate Dispute Resolution, 2007 – Present
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, Alternate Dispute Resolution, 2006 – Present


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
July, 1995    CDR Associates, Boulder    40 hours - mediator training course


While my general approach to mediation is collaborative with a preference to using joint sessions as much as separate caucuses, all mediation must be flexible to succeed, including the use of on-line mediation. Extending the lines of communication between the parties is the essential ingredient. In contrast, arbitrations need to be something different from litigation, and so must value efficiency and cost as much as fairness to the parties. The parties can design the proceeding by carefully crafting their agreement to arbitrate.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Appellate
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Trademark

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

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