Lawrence Herman

Panel Speaker

Lawrence Herman (“Larry”) is a Chartered Mediator and a member of the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals He is aformer ADRIO Board member (2013-2021).Although he retired from the ADRIO board after serving 4 consecutive terms, he remains active as co-chair of the audit committee and is a member of the governance committee.

Larry chaired the ADRIO Working Group on Mediator Standards, Qualifications and Competencies(2018-2019) and served on the Advocacy and Lobbying subcommittee on OMMP reform (2013-2015). A self-employed private mediator (“Non-roster-OMMP) since 2000, Larry mediates in business transactions, civil responsibility and insurance matters. He has also provided ombuds and ADR design services in the Canadian financial services industry.

Larry practiced business and financial services law and litigation law for over 20 years in both Montreal and Toronto prior to launching his mediation career. He is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law National Program and Osgoode Hall Law School’s Master of Laws in ADR. First called to the Quebec Bar and bilingual, Larry is a member of the Law Society of Ontario (1986 to current).