Simplifying Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Bringing Our Experience to the Table

ValueSolve panelists are recognized statewide, nationally and internationally for our knowledge of and experience in alternative dispute resolution. We're frequent teachers and lecturers on ADR, and we monitor developments in the field. Year after year, we're chosen by our peers to be listed among the top lawyers in Minnesota in the practice of ADR and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers.

Those honors might be impressive hanging on a wall, but what really matters is why we were recognized - our peers say we're doing our job well. That kind of praise is almost as good as hearing the parties on both sides of a dispute say they're pleased with the outcome. We feel especially rewarded when that happens.


ValueSolve is a qualified ADR provider listed on the Rule 114 ADR roster by the state of Minnesota. Each of our panelists is also listed individually on Minnesota's statewide ADR roster and qualified under Rule 114. Our panelists abide by the codes of ethics for arbitrators and mediators established by the American Bar Association and the American Arbitration Association.

Our ADR work ranges from commercial, business-to-business disputes - such as dissolution of partnerships, employee termination, professional malpractice and breach of contracts - to disputes at home involving neighbors, landlords and tenants. We list our areas of experience in the résumés that follow.

Minnesota Lawyer featured ValueSolve ADR as a "Legal Innovator" in its February 11, 2011 issue.


Patrick R. Burns

Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Master

Patrick Burns focuses his practice on ADR and civil litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. He was recognized as a Super Lawyer for ADR and litigation in 2014 by Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine. Minnesota Lawyer named Patrick one of 20 “Up and Coming Attorneys” in the state in 2007, and in 2010 he was named a “Rising Star” in ADR and litigation by Minnesota Law & Politics. Patrick is an active mediator and arbitrator who serves on the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) national panels of mediators and arbitrators. Patrick also volunteers as a mediator through the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights and Hennepin County District Court. He was formerly vice president of the Minneapolis office of the American Arbitration Association and served on active duty as an officer and trial lawyer in the Army JAG Corps. Patrick earned B.S., M.P.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of South Dakota, where he is an adjunct professor of law. Patrick was formerly the chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's 400-member Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. He is also pursuing an LL.M in Dispute Resolution from the Pepperdine School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu, California.

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David A. Allgeyer

Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator

David Allgeyer has over 30 years of experience litigating, arbitrating and mediating intellectual property, corporate and commercial disputes in federal and states courts and arbitration hearings throughout the United States. His intellectual property practice includes patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases in the medical products, manufacturing, semiconductor, heavy equipment, credit card manufacturing and other industries. His commercial practice includes contract, warranty and business torts matters involving computer systems, agricultural and heavy equipment, ethanol plants, medical products, textile plants, banking and other areas. David has arbitrated and mediated intellectual property and commercial cases. He has been appointed to arbitrate over 50 such matters and to mediate matters ranging from pro-bono mediations for the Hennepin County and Ramsey District Court to large patent and business cases. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist on ADR and intellectual property matters and serves as Chair of Lindquist and Vennum's Litigation Department. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers and Super Lawyers.

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Joseph L. Daly

Emeritus Professor of Law, Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator

Joseph Daly is the "Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Distinguished Professor of Litigation Skills and International Dispute Resolution" and director of the Mediation Clinic at Hamline University School of Law. He is a highly respected practitioner and teacher and a sought-after mediator and arbitrator in commercial, labor, employment, personal injury and insurance disputes. He has arbitrated and mediated more than 800 cases. Professor Daly has written books and many articles on ADR. He is an arbitrator for the United States Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (Washington, DC), a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and an arbitrator for State of Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services and a number of other states including Oregon, Wisconsin, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. He is listed in Super Lawyers and Leading American Attorneys as one of the best ADR practitioners.

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Linda Mealey-Lohmann

Mediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer, Adjunct Professor of ADR

Attorney Linda Mealey-Lohmann practices exclusively in the area of ADR, handling primarily commercial, business, workplace, and employment law disputes. She has mediated over 300 disputes, including employment law matters, commercial matters, debt collection, landlord/tenant, breach of contract, construction, home improvement, and other business disputes. Prior to her work as an ADR Neutral, Linda was a litigator who counseled and represented clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation (beginning in 1991). She recently co-authored The Minnesota ADR Handbook: A Guide to Mediation, Arbitration, and Other Processes for Advocates and Neutrals (MN CLE 2011). She is an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, teaching ADR (negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and other Rule 114 ADR processes). Linda is a frequent presenter for Minnesota CLE and has written and presented extensively on ADR, mediation, and employment law topics since 1995.  

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Michael D. Tewksbury

Mediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer

Michael D. Tewksbury was born and grew up in Chicago. After completing two years of college at Knox College, he transferred to the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with honors in 1975. Mike then attended law school at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He graduated with honors in 1978 and was then hired to teach at the law school. He taught legal writing and advanced legal writing classes for two years.

In 1980, Mike joined the law firm of Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel, an insurance defense firm in Minneapolis. He was made a partner of that firm and focused his work on insurance coverage issues, defense of personal injury cases, and also was instrumental in handling the firm's plaintiffs' work. In 1988, Mr. Tewksbury joined Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben to work exclusively on claims for injured people.

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