Linda Mealey-Lohmann, a former employment law litigator at Dorsey & Whitney, is a full-time experienced Mediator and Arbitrator who practices exclusively in the area of ADR, helping attorneys and their clients resolve challenging employment and commercial disputes.
She is a Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Mediator and Arbitrator and started Mealey-Lohmann Mediation & Dispute Resolution in 2004. She has mediated over 400 disputes and has more than 300 hours of arbitration experience. Linda also sits on various ADR panels: the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial and Employment Mediation and Arbitration Panels, contract mediator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (since 2004) and the US Postal Service (since 2007), arbitrator with the Better Business Bureau, and mediator with ValueSolve ADR (offering flat-fee mediation).
She handles primarily employment discrimination and workplace disputes and commercial/business disputes, and mediates cases at all stages of litigation, including pre-filing, pre-discovery, post-discovery, and post-summary judgment.
She is a frequent MN CLE presenter and a co-author of The Minnesota ADR Handbook: A Guide to Mediation, Arbitration, and Other Processes for Advocates and Neutrals (MN CLE 2011). For 10 years, she taught the MN Rule 114 ADR course as an adjunct professor at then-William Mitchell College of Law. She is an adjunct professor for Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s ADR Hybrid course in 2017. She was selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer in 2017, 2016, and 2015, and is a recognized member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals since 2013. She served two terms as chair of the ADR Section of the MN State Bar Association.
She has a master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and has traveled to China 22 times over 35 years. She is also co-founder and president of the MN China Friendship Garden Society, which initiated the St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden to be built at Phalen Park, St. Paul.