Mediation and Arbitration                

Ms. Benz serves as an arbitrator and mediator on the commercial roster of the American Arbitration Association. 

She has arbitrated numerous commercial disputes. Ms. Benz was invited to join the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals in 2013

Ms. Benz is a certified mediator in the Circuit Court of Cook County Law and Chancery Divisions. She also regularly represents litigants in mediation. She served as a mediator
in the Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program in the Cook County Law Division. She also serves as a volunteer mediator in Will County. Ms. Benz is a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators, Illinois Chapter. She frequently speaks on topics related to mediation procedure
and ethics. 

The subject matters of recent mediated and arbitrated disputes in which Ms. Benz was involved include product warranties, legal malpractice, property, liability and disability insurance disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, non-compete clauses, sales and professional service contracts, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, common law and consumer fraud, and business torts.