Butzel Long attorney is the only Michigan lawyer appointed to American Arbitration Association’s Midwest Construction Master Mediator Panel

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Ronald P. Strote, is the only Michigan lawyer appointed to the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) newly established Midwest Construction Master Mediator Panel. The 11 mediators from the Midwest, were selected using a rating committee comprised of a diverse group of advocates and in-house counsel representing clients in complex, high stakes disputes.

The American Arbitration Association (AAA), is a not-for-profit organization with a long history and experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution, providing services to individuals and organizations who wish to resolve conflicts out of court.

Based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office, Strote concentrates his practice in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, construction law and litigation, civil litigation and real estate law.

Strote has been recognized by DBusiness as a Top Lawyer in alternative dispute resolution, construction law and construction litigation and is listed in Best Lawyers in America (2008-2015 ). He was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2011 Detroit Construction Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013 Detroit Construction Litigation Lawyer of the Year and the 2014 Detroit Area Construction Law Lawyer of the Year.

Moreover, Strote is recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer (2006-2014); named as one of the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers (2008-2014) and a Top 50 Business Super Lawyer in 2013 and 2014. A member of the Leading Lawyers advisory board, Strote is recognized in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law and Litigation and Real Estate Law.

Strote is a member of the Oakland and Macomb County Bar Associations; a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association; and, a certified mediator by the International Mediation Institute, The Hague, Netherlands. Moreover, he is a member of the alternative dispute resolution section of the Michigan State Bar and a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

At the same time, Strote has written numerous articles concerning a variety of construction-related matters

Strote is a graduate of Northwestern University (J.D. 1972, cum laude) and the University of Michigan (A.B. 1969). He is admitted to the Michigan State Bar and is retired from the State Bar of Illinois.