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Deborah Coleman

+1 216.991.4510


Deborah Coleman brings almost 40 years of experience litigating complex commercial cases to her work as an arbitrator and mediator.  She has been an arbitrator since 1998, serving as panel chair, sole arbitrator and panel member in both domestic and international arbitrations. She has mediated cases for more than 20 years.Ms. Coleman’s cases as an advocate and neutral have included patent, trademark and copyright infringement claims, antitrust, franchise and unfair competition claims, licensing, distribution, joint venture, intra-corporate and financing disputes, and disputes concerning enterprise software development projects.  She has handled matters involving electric energy, health care, and mechanical, computer technology, business method and design patents.

Ms. Coleman is a member of the AAA’s Commercial, Large Complex Commercial and Technology Panels, and the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.  She is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and has been recognized for her arbitration work in the Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers publications. For more information, please go to