Human Problems, Human Solutions
Robert A. Creo has over 35 years of practical experience in the dispute resolution field as an attorney, author, arbitrator, mediator, special master and educator. He was an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University School of Law from 1991–2003, 2013 to present and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law form 2001–2012. He has served as a neutral in thousands of cases, (over 5,000 days) since 1979. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the National Academy of Arbitrators (1986). He is on the roster of many appointing agencies such as the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the National Mediation Board. He was the founding President of the International Academy of Mediators (1997), and the co-founder and Secretary-Treasurer of Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB), a non-profit organization which brings together mediators and students to work in communities traumatized by civil war and violence. He has authored numerous publications including Alternative Dispute Resolution: Law Procedure and Commentary for the Pennsylvania Practitioner (George T. Bisel Company, Inc., October 2006). He writes a monthly column, Robert A. Creo for Alternatives published by the CPR International Institute for Conflict Resolution & Prevention. He serves as a mediator for the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS-TAS) and has served as an arbitrator for Major League Baseball and for the National Football League. He has served as an Independent Hearing Officer for the United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics. Professor Creo graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1977 and Brandeis University in 1974.
NAMED MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR IN 2014 BY BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA
Impartial Dispute Resolution Services (IDRS) is a conflict resolution and educational resource center, founded by Robert A. Creo in 1990 to provide Alternative Dispute Resolution services internationally.
IDRS customizes presentations and trainings for audiences of lawyers, human resource professionals, risk managers, and executives. Topics include negotiation theory and skills, decision making processes, neuroscience and human behaviour and also best practices for effectively representing clients.
Since 2006, IDRS has been an approved as an Accredited Provider by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.