Originally presented at our Solo & Small Firm Conference, June 9-11, 2021
This program will cover the fundamentals of mediation while discussing the key elements of what makes mediation before the Division of Workers' Compensation productive. The panel offers the experience and insight of a mediator, attorneys who represent Employees and Employers/Insurers and Administrative Law Judges.
Speakers: Nancy R. Mogab, Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe, St. Louis; Simone A. Haberstock, The Law Offices of Simone A. Haberstock, LLC, Richmond Heights; Sally I. Heller, The Heller Law Firm, LLC, St. Louis; Hon. John K. Ottenad, ALJ, Manchester; Michelle M. Symank, Evans & Dixon, LLC, St. Louis
Simone Haberstock has been a family law attorney for 30 years and a mediator for 20 years. She acquired a Masters of Law in Dispute Resolution from University of Missouri School of Law in 2013 where she did IRB approved research on a mediation-arbitration process. Since graduating, she has founded a non-profit mediation service, Confluence Missouri, Inc.; served on the Mediation and Parenting Coordination Oversight Committee in St. Louis County Circuit Court; and worked on a number of court-connected ADR and problem-solving court projects across the state. She recently completed an interview research project of Missouri litigants who used mandatory mediation and has assisted in the production of two videos for the public on ADR processes. She has mediated over 400 cases including family, small business, employment, landlord-tenant, and small claims matters. Ms. Haberstock has spoken and presented on a variety mediation and ADR topics, including the decision- making process, at both national and statewide conferences. She also served on the Board of Governors for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis for 10 years and is the immediate past-president of the Missouri Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Sally I Heller is the owner of The Heller Law Firm, LLC representing individuals seriously injured due to workers' compensation accidents, motor vehicle collisions and trip and falls. She is past president of MATA and WLA and has practiced law for 37 years. She received her J.D. from Washington University and her BA from the University of Wisconsin.
Nancy R. Mogab, principle at Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O'Keefe P.C. representing injured individuals in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, the disabled in social security and veterans disability claims She is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and written articles for publication for Local, State and National Bar Associations.
John Ottenad is an experienced Administrative Law Judge with a demonstrated history of adjudicating workers’ compensation cases and working in the government administration industry. He is skilled in public speaking, nonprofit organizations, event planning, nonprofit management, conflict resolution, and volunteer management. Mr. Ottenad is a strong legal professional with a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from Washington University in St. Louis.
Michelle M. Symank is a Member at Evans & Dixon, LLC in the St. Louis office. She exclusively represents Employers and Insurers in the defense of workers' compensation claims before the Division of Workers' Compensation in St. Louis, St. Charles, Cape Girardeau and Jefferson City.
Wed, Oct 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:11pm CDT
Thu, Feb 03, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:11pm CST
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