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Paul J. Rocheford, Mediator & Arbitrator, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Paul J. Rocheford

Arthur Chapman, P.A.
500 Young Quinlan Building
81 South Ninth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tel: (612) 375-5937
Fax: (612) 339-7655
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Recognized to Minnesota Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Wisconsin

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2010
  • # of MEDS (as of 15/6/24)2200
  • # of ARBS (as of 15/6/24)60
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


ADR is now my exclusive practice. I mediate and arbitrate a wide variety of disputes including but not limited to: any motor vehicle claims,  general liability claims, products liability, professional liability, dram shop and various types of commercial litigation disputes. I was certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the MSBA in 1999 and re-certified in 2004 and 2011 and am a member of ABOTA. I have extensive jury trial experience over 34 years and have served as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial, contract, personal injury and No-Fault cases over the past 25 years.

I am a strong believer in ADR and work very hard to make the process worthwhile for the parties and counsel. I am on the State of Minnesota’s Roster of ADR Neutral Mediators. I have been named a Super Lawyer© every year since 2005 (named top 100 ten times) and have served on the Blue Ribbon Selection Panel. I was also included in the 2008-2010 Corporate Counsel edition of Super Lawyers© for expertise in Civil Litigation. I have served five three-year terms on the Arthur Chapman Management Board of Directors.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 1988, J.D.
  • St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1985, B.S.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Civil Trial Specialist in Minnesota (no longer trying cases)

Rates Information

Depends on mediation or arbitration and type of case.

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