John Wilkinson Arbitration
John H. Wilkinson ADR,
1715 Beaverkill Road, Lew Beach, NY 12758
Tel. 845-439-3448


Class Actions
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Financial Markets
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Hedge Funds
Intellectual Property
Joint Ventures
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Real Estate, Commercial



John H. Wilkinson, Esq.

John H. Wilkinson ADR


Work History
John H. Wilkinson ADR, July 2019-present

Of Counsel, Fulton Vittoria, LLP, 1998-July 2019. Partner/Associate, Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, 1968-98; Clerk, Honorable Walter R. Mansfield, Southern District of New York, 1966-67.

Professional Background And Experience, General
As a trial attorney, litigator and partner at Donovan Leisure Newton for more than 25 years, he represented clients in numerous arbitrations, mediations, and trials of complex corporate disputes. John Wilkinson

He serves on the panels of neutrals of the American Arbitration Association; the International Centre for Dispute Resolution;  CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (National and International Panels of Distinguished Neutrals); Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.

Wilkinson has been recognized in a number of well known publications, including:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015.

  • Super Lawyers, NY Times Magazine, 2015.

  • New York Area’s Best Lawyers, NY Magazine, 2015.

  • Marquis, Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in America, 2015.

  • Wall Street Journal, Best Lawyers in New York City, Nov. 15, 2015.

  • American Registry, America’s Most Honored Professionals, (Top 1%) 2015.

  • American Lawyer, Top Lawyers, 2015.

  • 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, American College of Civil Trial Mediators.

  • American Arbitration Association, Master Mediator (1 of 9 in New York State).

  • ACQ Global Awards, U.S.,  Independent ADR Adviser of the Year, 2017.

  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (Who's Who), 2017.
Specific Experience in Arbitration, Mediation, & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Licenses Admitted to the Bar: New York, 1965; U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1968); U.S. Court of Appeals: Second (1981), Eleventh (1982), Third (1984), Fifth (1987) and Seventh (1990) Circuits.

Professional Associations Wilkinson is a member of the ABA, the NYC Bar Ass’n and the N.Y. State Bar Ass’n and, in addition, serves or has served as:

  • Fellow, Board of Directors, College of Commercial Arbitrators (current).
  • Vice Chair, ABA Arbitration Committee (2012-13).
  • Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the NY State Bar Ass’n (“NYSB DRS”) (2013-2014).
  • Executive Committee of the NYSB DRS (2008 to present).
  • Co-Chair, Arbitration Committee, NYSB DRS (2010-12).
  • Co-Chair, Mediation Committee, NYSB DRS (2008-10 and current).
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (2012-13).
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the NY International Arbitration Center (2013-15).
  • Special Master, Appellate Division, First Department, NY.

Education Williams College (BA-1962); Fordham Law School (LLB-1965); Note Editor, Law Review; Awards for highest grades in eight separate law school courses.

Publications and Speaking Engagements Wilkinson is co-author and editor of the ADR Practice Book (John Wiley & Sons), which received an award and honorarium as the best dispute resolution book of the year. In addition, he has authored numerous publications on arbitration and mediation, including the following, among many others

Arbitration Discovery—Getting It Right, ABA Dispute Resolution Journal, Fall 2014
Lead article in the ABA Dispute Resolution Journal, Fall 2014 and was one of a few articles selected by the ABA for reprinting in GP Solo (best ABA articles of the year). The article cites liberally to the New York State Bar Association's Guidelines for the Arbitrator's Conduct of the Pre-Hearing Phase of Domestic, Commercial and International Arbitrations, of which I am a co-author. Click HERE to view the Guidelines.
Cover Story, Raising the Bar, Worldwide Law Review, Feb. 2017. Click HERE.
  • Co-Author, NYS Bar Ass’n, Guidelines for the Arbitrator’s Conduct of the Pre-Hearing Phase of Domestic and International Commercial Arbitrations, Nov. 2011.
  • Co-Author, College of Commercial Arbitrators, Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (2d ed. 2010).
  • Arbitration Tools, Increasing Efficiency Through Discovery Protocols, Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, March 2010.
  • Arbitration Contract Clauses, a Potential Key to a Cost-Effective Process, ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine, Fall 2009.
  • Arbitration Contract Clauses, GPSOLO (The Best Articles Published by the ABA), March 2010.
  • The Future of Arbitration, Striking a Balance Between Quick Justice and Fair Resolution of Complex Claims, BNA, Inc., April 21, 2008.
  • Streamlining Arbitration of the Complex Case, Dispute Resolution Journal, August 2000.
  • Book Review, Arbitration and the Constitution, ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine, Summer 2013.

Wilkinson is a frequent speaker on arbitration and mediation to professional and bar organizations, corporate legal departments, and law school classes, as well as to groups such as the legal department of the Navy.

Citizenship United States of America.

Locale New York, NY

© 2017 John H. Wilkinson, Esq.

John Wilkinson, arbitrator and mediator, has served in hundreds of domestic and international cases in the past 25 years.