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Joseph L. Daly, Mediator & Arbitrator, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Joseph L. Daly

Joseph L. Daly, Arbitrator/Mediator
4016 24th Ave. S., Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Tel: 612 724 3259 (DALY)
Cell: 612 387 6640
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Recognized to Minnesota Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, Wisconsin

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1978
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)200
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24)1500
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Joseph Daly is an Emeritus Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the “Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Distinguished Professor of Litigation Skills and International Dispute Resolution” at Hamline University School of Law. A Fulbright Scholar and a Fulbright Senior Specialist in ADR at the University of Montevideo, Uruguay for three years. A Visiting Professor at the University of Montevideo, Uruguay, South America where he teaches one-week intensive courses entitled  "Alternative Dispute Resolution and American Litigation" and "Resolving International Commerical Disputes by Arbitration." He has been an Arbitrator and a Mediator since 1978.

Before becoming a law professor he was a trial lawyer and a partner in a Minneapolis law firm. His interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods to resolve conflict developed when he saw the pain, anguish and cost involved in the litigation process. While he understands that at times litigation is absolutely necessary, he can still hear one of his clients cry out after “winning” a case in court, “There has to be a better way!” Professor Daly looks for that better way to resolve conflicts by understanding that negotiation, mediation and arbitration can be highly effective, efficient and affordable alternative dispute resolution methods. His work as an Arbitrator and a Mediator reflects his desire to provide "quick, efficient, economical and fair" methods of conflict resolution.

A highly respected practitioner and teacher and a sought-after Mediator and Arbitrator in civil rights, commercial, labor, employment, personal injury, court-ordered and insurance disputes. He has arbitrated and mediated more than 1000 cases. He was Director of the Employment Mediation Clinic at the law school.

Professor Daly has written books and articles on ADR, for examples: J. Daly, International Commercial Negotiation and Arbitration, 22 Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy 217 (2001) and J. Daly, Arbitration: The Basics, 5:1 The Journal of American Arbitration (Penn State 2006). He is an arbitrator for the United States Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (Washington, DC), has been a commercial arbitrator and a labor arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (New York), and a labor arbitrator for the State of Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services and a number of other states including Oregon, Wisconsin, and the Virgin Islands. A Mediator and Principal for Value Solve ADR, LLC and for Court Ordered Mediation cases. A Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and listed in the Minnesota State Court Rosters as provided for Ru114. Professor Daly is listed in Super Lawyers and Leading American Attorneys as one of the best ADR practitioners. A frequent lecturer on “ADR: Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration” topics in the United States and in many countries such as Albania, Hungary, Poland, Azerbaijan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Fiji, The Philippines, China, Australia, Norway, England, France, Uruguay, Argentina, Kenya, Cameroon and others. More than 200 of his labor arbitration decisions are published by the Bloomberg, Labor Relations Reports (Bureau of National Affairs), chosen because his opinions set “forth his … reasoning in a manner that can be clearly understood by persons other than the parties.” (Bureau of National Affairs Policy on Arbitration Awards Selection).

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Military
  • Native American
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


Fellow, University of Mississippi School of Law, 1971-72

Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law,  Minnesota 1969 

B.A. University of Minnesota, 1964

Memberships & Affiliations


  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US Court of Appeals for District Court of Columbia


  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Minnesota Chapter


  • Emeritus Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota USA
  • Fulbright Scholar in ADR, University of Montevideo, Uruguay, South America
  • Super Lawyer — ADR and Employment Law
  • Leading American Attorney — Employment Law
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who in American Education

Rates Information

$450 per hour:   Please call my office 612 724 3259 to discuss possible Dates, Costs, Possible Use of VideoConferencing Arbitrations or Mediations or In-Person Hearings, Pre-Hearing Practice, Procedures, Exhibits, Hardware, Physical Locations, Security, Witnesses, Recording, etc.

Please be advised that my office also offers VideoConference hearings as an alternate to me travelling to the parties' location. The VideoConference is conducted via a web-based software that comes at no cost to the parties. I  use WEBEX, ZOOM, FACE TIME, GOOGLE DUO or RING CENTRAL for VideoConference Arbitrations and Mediations. If you wish to use another Platform we can discuss the Platform you desire. The parties simply need to have a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone. All parties and witnesses can be in the same location, just as if the Arbitrator/Mediator were there in person OR each party can be in his/her own location. The Arbitrator/Mediator will be able to see all parties and witnesses at the hearing, and the parties will be able to see the Arbitrator/Mediator. This option is encouraged when earlier hearing dates are needed or there is an interest in minimizing travel expenses and/or to maintain "Social Distancing". Call 612 724 3259 to advise if the parties mutually agree to use this option, and more details will be provided on how to access this VideoConferencing Tool and the VideoConferencing Procedures.


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