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. Mr. Certilman has authored numerous publications in the field of ADR and is a frequent speaker and trainer in the ADR field. He also holds an

appointment as Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law teaching International Arbitration. He is an invited fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and has qualified as a fellow of the London-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, having also been designated a 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 serves as a magistrate. He has received a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV, the highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He is regularly recognized as a New York Metro, Connecticut and New England “Super Lawyer” and has recently been listed in Best Lawyers in New York City and Connecticut, “200 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County” and America’s Most Honored Professionals in New York and Connecticut.

  • American Arbitration Association
  • National Academy of Distinquished Neutrals
  • Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
  • CCA
  • Chartered Aribitrator
  • LinkedIn
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