Professional Experience

Michael Jordan, Esq.

When in the private practice of law, Michael represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of matters with an emphasis on contract disputes and business torts in commercial and health care cases. As lead counsel, specific practice areas included:

--Physician/hospital peer review claims

--Payor/Provider disputes

--Severance situations, particularly those involving highly compensated executives or physicians

--Non-competition agreements

--Unfair competition matters

--Commercial disputes, including claims involving the Uniform Commercial Code

--Tort claims, including fraud, defamation, and fraudulent inducement

--Disputes involving closely held corporations, including dissolution actions and minority shareholder claims

--a variety of employee benefit cases, including claims of breach of fiduciary duty

Michael has lectured on issues ranging from contract and tort claims between physicians and hospitals, reimbursement disputes between providers and payors, the enforceability of covenants not to compete, and arbitrator training updates. The Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association named him chair of the Dispute Resolution Program Planning Committee. The Committee develops programs for arbitration and mediation in-person training and education.

Education & Training

Below is Michael's educational background, areas where he is licensed to practice and a listing of his extensive arbitration and mediation training.


» George Washington University National Law Center, J.D. 1979, Member, Law Review
» Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., 1976, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa

Licensed to Practice

» Ohio
» Michigan
» U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Eastern District of Michigan
» U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


» Motion Practice Under AAA Rules--What You Need to Know", American Arbitration Association webinar, May 17, 2017
» American Arbitration Association, "Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics", webinar, December 28, 2016
» American Health Lawyers Association, General Issues in Drafting Agreements to Arbitrate Health Care Disputes", webinar, October 18, 2013
» American Arbitration Association, "Negotiating and Mediating Health Care Disputes," New York, New York, 2013
» American Bar Association, "Insurance Issues and Mediation: The Role of Insurance in Mediation and Settlement", May 23, 2013
» American Arbitration Association, "Developments in Arbitration Law: Disclosure, Vacatur, Sanctions, and Arbitrator Authority", May 15, 2013
» Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, "Advanced Strategies for Building Agreements and Breaking Impasse", May 4, 2012
» Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, "20th Annual Health Care Law Institute". April 27, 2012
» 2012 AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, March 9-10, 2012
» Successfully Navigating Arbitration through Hearing and Award, ABA teleconference, January 10, 2012
» American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, Advanced Mediation and Training Skills Institute, 2011
» Michigan Bar Association, ADR Section, "Advanced Mediator Training," 2011
» American Health Lawyers Association, "Advanced Mediator Training," 2011
» Healthcare Payor Provider Rules Training, 2011
» Maximizing Efficiency and Economy in Arbitration, 2011
» Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure, 2009
» Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties, 2009
» Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 2009
» Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration, 2006
» AHLA Arbitration Training, 2005
» Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding, and Writing Awards, 2005
» Commercial Arbitrator Training, 2000


Michael is a member of the following professional associations:

» American Arbitration Association - Arbitration
» American Health Lawyers Association - Arbitration
» American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution
» Michigan State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
» Ohio State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
» Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association--ADR, Health Care, and Litigation Sections
» American Health Lawyers Association--Chair of the Dispute Resolution Program Planning Committee
» American Health Lawyers Association--Former Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group
» American College of Legal Medicine
» Shaker Heights Municipal Court - Former Acting Judge