Laderer & Fischer, P.C.

Attorneys at Law

Mediation and Arbitration

Lew Laderer has been actively engaged as a civil mediator and arbitrator for over 23 years. He received his certification as an Indiana Civil Mediator in December of 1992. Since that time he has mediated well over 1,000 cases involving a broad range of complex legal and factual issues including motor vehicle accidents, premises lilability, products liability, medical and legal malpractice actions, bankruptcy, business/shareholder disputes, employee/employer disputes, wrongful death actions, real property disputes, construction litigation, and commercial disputes. Lew has handled both pre-suit and pre-arbitration mediations. Although for the earlier 5 years of his practice tenure Lew specialized in insurance defense and commercial litigation, for the last 20 plus years, in addition to mediation and arbitration, Lew has concentrated his practice in banking law and commercial litigation. His background as a trial attorney and commercial lawyer make him uniquely qualified to mediate a wide variety of civil disputes. 

Scheduling Mediations

Mediations may be scheduled through Lisa Markell at (574) 284-2354 from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. If requested Lisa will send attorneys or their staff a list of available dates for the period requested. Available dates may also be obtained from the Mediation Calendar at this website. This calendar is updated daily but a mediation date must be reserved through Lisa or another member of our staff. It is requested that attorneys confirm the availability of other attorneys and clients involved in the case before reserving a mediation date. Once a date is reserved we will send each attorney an engagement letter confirming the mediation date. Mediations are scheduled for the full day and usually begin at 10:00 a.m. unless the parties request a different starting time.

Mediation Calendar  

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Mediation Facilities

The offices of Laderer & Fischer, P.C. are well equipped affording each party the space and privacy required for effective mediation. In typical two party mediations, each litigant has the use of a separate mediation suite to assure privacy. Multiple party mediations can be accommodated with the mediator willing to travel to a facility of your choice to conduct the mediation.  Video playback equipment is available for use during mediations.


LADERER & FISCHER, P.C. is located at the Commerce Center by the East Race.  Our address is 401 East Colfax Avenue, Suite 305, South Bend, IN 46617. Ample parking is available and suites are handicapped accessible.


Mr. Laderer is accepting mediation appointments.  Make your appointment soon as dates book up fast.  See our mediation calender for available dates.