Appellate Advocacy, Dispute Resolution and Trial Advocacy
Title/s: Director, Dispute Resolution Program
Office #: Corboy 1026
Teresa Frisbie has been involved in alternative dispute resolution for more than half of her twenty-four year legal career. Named an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution in the categories of international, employment and commercial litigation, she has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of disputes ranging from real estate and partnership conflicts to estate and employment cases.
Ms. Frisbie is a certified mediator in the Circuit Court of Cook County Law Division and Chancery Division mediation programs, is on the panel of neutrals for ADR Systems of America, and has also served as a mediator for the Center for Conflict Resolution and as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County. She was named a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, in 1997, and has served as executive director and a panel member for the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association ("CIDRA"). She is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and has been involved with many other dispute resolution organizations over the years. She also writes and speaks frequently on the topic of dispute resolution and has been interviewed for television and online continuing legal education programs on mediation. She has trained lawyers and judges in mediation and international arbitration in the United States and Croatia.
Prior to becoming director, Ms. Frisbie was a member of the adjunct law faculty, where she taught courses in mediation advocacy and international arbitration and coached student competitions in international dispute resolution. She was previously a partner at Foran & Schultz, spent several years at Davis McGrath, LLC and has been of counsel at DeGrand & Wolfe P.C. since 2006.
B.A., University of Illinois, 1983
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1986