Jerald A. Kessler – Top Attorney

Libertyville, IL – WW/Press/ – Jerald A. Kessler, Attorney, Mediator and owner of Jerald A. Kessler Professional Mediation,  is recognized and distinguished in the Top Attorneys of North America 2024-2025 edition. Jerald A. Kessler Attorney & Mediator

Mastery of conflict resolution is the key to being a skilled mediator. Unlike many who claim to be mediators, I am fully dedicated to this profession and do not view it as a side job or retirement pursuit. My expertise in law, finance, family dynamics, and child development complements my focus on resolving conflicts effectively.

As a mediator, Jerald A. Kessler has undergone extensive training and development. He has completed advanced mediation courses, internships, and numerous workshops. Additionally, he has pursued additional education in couples counseling, family systems, and multidisciplinary conferences related to families, child development, and mental health. His knowledge is deep-rooted in the literature and research surrounding divorce and conflict resolution. While he primarily focuses on divorce cases, his broad experience and training make him sought after for mediating various other disputes, including those related to employment, disabilities, family businesses, probate, schools, nonprofit organizations, contracts, and adult guardianships.

Jerald A. Kessler is not only an experienced mediator but also a trainer in the art of mediation. Over the course of his career, he has mediated more than 2,500 disputes. His expertise has earned him recognition and respect in the field.

Since being admitted to practice in 1973, Mr. Kessler’s primary focus has been mediation, accounting for approximately 95% of his practice. He has also practiced general law. His extensive experience in mediation spans various areas such as divorce, business matters, probate, guardianships, employment, and commercial disputes.

Mr. Kessler’s contributions to the field of mediation extend beyond his casework. He acts as the Convener and Supervisor of a monthly mediation case consultation group in Lake County, Illinois, for experienced mediators. He is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and an approved panelist for their referral list. He played a key role in the formation of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (now Collaborative Divorce Illinois). He also takes on training roles, educating others on family mediation through the Illinois State Bar Association.

Mr. Kessler’s expertise is recognized and valued. He is a certified mediator for the Probate, Civil, and Family panels of the 19th Judicial Circuit in Lake County, Illinois. He is an approved panel member for the Mediation Council of Illinois Referral Service and the Lake County Bar Association Mediation Program. He has also been involved in mediating Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims through the Key Bridge Foundation, as well as agricultural disputes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program.

In recognition of his outstanding work, Jerald A. Kessler has been consistently honored as a Super Lawyer and Leading Lawyer since 2013.

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.


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