A Well Respected Mediation Attorney With 30 Years Of Experience
Although he has the distinction of being listed in The Best Lawyers in America in an unprecedented six different categories and has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer every year since the program’s inception, attorney Schwartz is known to all as Niki. Time and again, Niki’s knowledge, skills and determination have provided the keys to the resolution of tough, high-stakes conflicts between major disputants. To see a selection of highlights from his career, follow the link below:
Accomplished And Recognized
Niki is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and became one of the original members of the United States District Court mediation panel in 1992. Niki’s accomplishments have evoked the praises of many, including commendation by the Ohio House of Representatives and Governor George V. Voinovich after he facilitated the settlement of 1993 Lucasville Prison riot.
He brought about a settlement in the dissolution of the Cincinnati Health Alliance, allocating hundreds of millions of dollars in assets and obligations to the major hospitals of Cincinnati. As a result of his efforts, each party in the dispute made concessions to arrive at a resolution. The United States Department of Justice had sought more than $1 billion in damages.
A Distinguished, Diverse Background In Litigation And ADR
The foundation of Niki’s achievements in mediation is built on his extensive background in litigation. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in mediation as well as in multiple fields of litigation, including:
- Commercial litigation
- Bet-the-company litigation
- Labor and employment litigation
- White collar criminal defense
- Nonwhite collar criminal defense
Throughout his legal career, while applying his knowledge of legal conflicts, he has focused increasingly on alternative dispute resolution methods, including arbitration and mediation. He has made a name as a highly esteemed mediator who has risen to great challenges in this role again and again.