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    The Honorable Robert M. Schieber retired as a Circuit Court Judge for the State of Missouri in 2017 to establish a full time ADR practice. Judge Schieber served seventeen years on the Circuit Court bench, first as a Family Court Commissioner then as a general jurisdiction trial court judge. During this period, he presided over thousands of civil, criminal and domestic matters. During the last decade of his tenure, Judge Schieber presided over more than 150 jury trials – the most in his jurisdiction in the course of that decade.  Those cases included many complex cases such as the explosion of a prominent restaurant wherein the parties agreed to transfer more than 30 injury and property damage cases to Judge Schieber for oversight and trial, and a products liability case involving two separate pelvic mesh products that was, in essence, a national bellwether case that received national attention.

    His trial docket also included other complex litigation including all levels of personal injury claims, product liability claims, medical and dental malpractice suits, wrongful death actions, class actions, corporate disputes and employment cases. Prior to his retirement, Judge Schieber conducted hundreds of settlement conferences and informal mediations relating to his cases and the cases of his fellow judges.

    In private practice, Judge Schieber was a trial lawyer for both Plaintiffs and Defense and tried many cases as plaintiff’s counsel as well as insurance defense counsel.  He has had the opportunity of having worked in private practice trying many cases on both sides of the table.

    Since his retirement to concentrate on his full time ADR practice, Judge Schieber has consistently mediated over 250 cases per year ranging in dollar value from several thousand to several hundred million.  He consistently has 4 to 7 active arbitration files moving towards resolution.  He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for mediation every year since his retirement.

    Finally, in addition to his extensive judicial experience and training, Judge Schieber has studied mediation techniques at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV and through the University of Missouri School of Law Center for Dispute Resolution. He is also currently a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), the International Academy of Mediators (IAM) and the American Association of Arbitrator’s (AAA).

    Judge Schieber now resides in Maui where he has had family for 3 decades and where he was a frequent, consistent and long-term visitor.