Steven A. Certilman Attorney At Law Steven A. Certilman Arbitration/Mediation
Attorney, Chartered
Arbitrator & Mediator


Mr. Certilman draws on more than thirty-five years of experience in legal problem-solving across a wide range of commercial businesses and legal subject areas to provide insightful and practical counsel. He has extensive experience in contract drafting, review and negotiation and advising on corporate and commercial legal issues with particular expertise in the areas of information technology and business process outsourcing, Internet, e-commerce and Internet law, software development and licensing.  The firm’s commitment to dispute avoidance and alternative dispute resolution stands as a foundation for all of its work. Since 1988, Mr. Certilman has balanced his practice as an attorney with service as chairman, panelist or sole arbitrator in more than two hundred fifty domestic and international commercial disputes and as mediator in more than fifty disputes. He is an arbitration and mediation panel member of AAA, ICDR, CPR and many other arbitral institutions worldwide. Mr. Certilman has authored numerous publications in the field of ADR and is a frequent speaker and trainer in the ADR field. He held an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Law at

Fordham University School of Law teaching International Arbitration for five years and he is an invited fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a fellow of the London-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, which has also granted him the designation Chartered Arbitrator, its highest professional accreditation. Mr. Certilman is a member of major arbitration panels in the United States and worldwide.

Mr. Certilman has heard more than thirty cases as a Trial Referee for the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, which he also served as a part time magistrate for fourteen years. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by New York Metro and New England Super Lawyers® for ten years plus, Top Lawyers, 200 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County and other similar organizations.

  • American Arbitration Association
  • International Center for Dispute Resolution
  • International Institute for Conflilct Prevention and Resolution
  • Martindale-Hubbell Av Preeminent
  • ABF
  • Super Lawyers 10
  • CCA
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
  • LinkedIn
  • Chartered Aribitrator
  • NADN
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