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Welcome To ValueSolve

We’re a small group of experienced mediators and arbitrators who want to effect change in the legal community. We’re focused, cost-effective and committed to arriving at satisfying solutions quickly and efficiently. Take a look at who we are,what we believe and how we work. Then contact us to learn how we can work together to achieve results.

Zoom Video conference mediation and arbitration services available with ValueSolve ADR neutrals.

This service is easy to use and a free service. Contact us today for more information.


ValueSolve ADR has agreed to accept mediation and arbitration case referrals from the 4th Judicial District (Hennepin County).

4th Judicial District Flat Fee Program



A sensible approach. At a reasonable price. Click here to see how we do it.

Simplifying Alternative Dispute Resolution

ADR fees and procedures are getting out of hand. Some local mediators and arbitrators are charging as much as $400 to $800 per hour — well beyond the reach of individuals and small businesses. Not many cases can withstand such hourly rates. We know there is a better way.

We’ve learned a lot from the many mediations, arbitrations and pro bono ADR cases we’ve handled, and from our experience as lawyers representing parties in litigation. And we’re applying that insight to cases where the parties don’t qualify for pro bono help but can’t afford or don’t want to pay the rates being charged by many mediators and arbitrators.

Meet Our Experienced Mediators and Arbitrators:

Patrick R. Burns ~ Linda Mealey-Lohmann ~ Michael D. Tewksbury ~ Michael S. McKnight

Patrick R. Burns

Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Master

Michael S. McKnight

Lawyer, Arbitrator and Mediator

Linda Mealey-Lohmann

Mediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer, Former Adjunct Professor of ADR

Michael D. Tewksbury

Mediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer

What We Believe

Our mission is to provide experienced arbitration and mediation services at affordable rates to parties in conflict when the amount in controversy does not support the current market rates widely being charged by mediators and arbitrators.

How We Work

Practicing what we preach. It’s one thing to say that we believe ADR should be efficient, effective and affordable. It’s quite another thing to be able to pull it off. Here’s how we do it:

Who We Are

Bringing our experience to the table. ValueSolve panelists are recognized statewide, nationally and internationally for our knowledge of and experience in alternative dispute resolution.


Check out the latest happenings and news about our talented team of mediators and arbitrators

Our Team Is Ready To Help You!

Do you have a small case? A case over $250,000? A case where one side is unrepresented or unable to pay? One that doesn’t seem to fit our standard process model? A case that doesn’t warrant extensive time and huge fees? Whatever the situation, contact us. We’ll work with you to get it done.