Thomas F. Koernke
Tom graduated from Michigan State University as President of the Class of 1970 and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1974. After clerking for Judge Anthony J. Celebrezze of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, he joined Warner, Norcross & Judd in Grand Rapids as a litigator.
During his distinguished career, Tom has co-authored a treatise called "Comparative Negligence in Michigan" for the Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, has lectured at numerous legal seminars, and served a variety of bodies, including the national panel for Large and Complex Disputes for the American Arbitration Association and its Michigan panels for Construction and Commercial Disputes.
Tom is currently recognized as a leading expert in facilitated mediation, alternative dispute resolution, and a wide range of arbitration settings. He has also served on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan’s Advisory Committee for its ADR Program since the Program’s inception in 1996.