Sherman D. Fogel, Esquire

Sherman D. Fogel, P.A.
2850 East Camelback Road
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-264-3330
Fax: 602-274-5117
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ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE: Served as an arbitrator in over 500 commercial matters since 1974, many of which were large or complex matters heard by three arbitrator panels. Served as a mediator in more than 700 commercial disputes since 1994. Completed 14 months of service on national panel of mediators and arbitrators in connection with the settlement of national insurance company policyholder federal class action litigation, mediating and arbitrating more than 200 policyholder disputes. Concluded more than two years service as an arbitrator and mediator in a mass claims proceeding arising out of the settlement of class action litigation brought by various employees of a State regarding on-call compensation, in connection with which I mediated or arbitrated close to 375 separate employee claims.

Panel of Commercial Arbitrators of American Arbitration Association,1974 to present

AAA Panel of Commercial Mediators since early, 1994 to present

AAA Large Complex Case Panel

AAA Arizona Advisory Council, 1995 to present

Executive Council of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Arizona, 2006 to present, Chair, 2008-2009, Immediate Past Chair, 2009-2010

The Best Lawyers in America in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2008 to present

Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2010 to present

Best Law Firms Rankings by U.S. News & World Report in Arbitration and Mediation, Tier 1, 2010 to present

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Charter Member of Arizona Chapter

Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators, 2012 to present

Southwest Super Lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2012 to present

American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance, 2016 to present

Best Lawyers in America‘ 2016 Phoenix

Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year”
Best Lawyers in America‘ 2017 Phoenix

Mediation “Lawyer of the Year”
Best Lawyers in America‘ 2018 Phoenix

Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year”

MEMBER: 2019



EXPERIENCE: Over 45 years experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial dispute resolution in federal and state trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations, negotiations and settlements, and more than 40 years experience serving as a neutral in complex commercial disputes; contract disputes; partnership, corporate, shareholder and employee disputes; misappropriation of corporate assets, misappropriation of corporate opportunities, interference with contract and prospective business advantage and unfair competition matters; non-competition covenants, trade secret and confidential business information matters; Uniform Commercial Code matters; lender liability matters; fraud in connection with the purchase and sale of real and personal property; fraud in connection with the purchase and sale of securities; health care industry matters; real estate matters; employment matters; e-commerce matters; franchising matters; public and private sector land use matters; public sector political and managerial conflicts between public bodies, internally within the public body, and between public bodies and private individuals and entities; and construction disputes. Practice has included basic and complex transactional work in substantially all of the foregoing areas. Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations and Admissions, 1975 -1982, Vice – Chairman, 1980 – 1981 and Chairman, 1981 – 1982 Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Pro Tem 1985, 1993, and 1995


University of Pittsburgh (BA-62)
University of Chicago (JD-65)


Daily Rate: $3,400

Study Time and Travel: Study time at $425 per hour. Mediation and arbitration sessions conducted outside metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona area, compensation based upon minimum 8-hour day and hourly for additional travel time, plus travel expenses.

Cancellation Policy: Once hearing dates are scheduled, a cancellation charge for time not able to be filled may be charged, based upon the number of days scheduled and the length of the advance notice of cancellation.
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