Bette Roth


Mediator – Arbitrator

BA cum laude, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
JD, University of Wisconsin Law School


As a mediator or arbitrator during the past nineteen years, Bette Roth has handled more than 850 cases involving a wide range of commercial, securities, employment, real estate, construction, and discrimination disputes.

Prior to her committing her practice to alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), Ms. Roth was a litigation attorney for several years in Los Angeles and San Francisco, working in private practice and with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Ms. Roth is the primary editor and contributing author of the national two-volume text, The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide, a finalist for the 1994 CPR book award. Since its initial publication in 1993, this book has been widely cited by litigants and judges both within and outside the U.S., and has become a staple in most U.S. law libraries. Ms. Roth updates this book each year, which has kept her on the forefront of legal trends and practices in the field of dispute resolution.

Ms. Roth is a frequent speaker of mediation,  arbitration, and negotiation, and has presented for the ABA, MCLE, ALI-ABA, and the Boston Bar Association, where she served as co-chair of the ADR Committee. She is a member of several national and local ADR panels, and is certified as a mediator by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) in the Hague.

Ms. Roth has mentored other arbitrators and mediators since 1996, and has been named a New England “Super Lawyer” in the field of ADR by Boston Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine each year since 2006.

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