Teresa A. Wakeen, J.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wakeen & Associates Mediation Services LLC, has served exclusively as a professional mediator for over 25 years. Having successfully mediated over 6000 cases, Ms. Wakeen is known for her ability to bring parties together to settle the most difficult and challenging disputes.
Her dynamic mediation practice includes a broad range of complex business disputes involving: class actions, corporate transactions, insurance coverage and bad faith, intellectual property, public policy, environmental, toxic tort, religious organizations, health care, civil rights, employment, professional liability, shareholder and partnership disputes, construction, catastrophic injury and death, products liability, maritime, and aviation.
Ms. Wakeen is a Distinguished Fellow and Past President of the International Academy of Mediators, member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and has served as a member of CPR's Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation has recognized her as one of the top commercial mediators from 2013 to present, and one of the two “Most Highly Regarded” individual mediators in the U.S. (2016). She also was honored in Who’s Who Legal: Mediation as a “Thought Leader” (2017) and as a “Global Leader” (2019).
A graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Ms. Wakeen became a Beta Gamma Sigma member while pursuing an MBA, and has trained at the Program on Negotiations at Harvard Law School, the Advanced Mediation Program at CDR Associates and the Masters Forum at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Ms. Wakeen is a frequent speaker and trainer of dispute resolution topics for many distinguished organizations.