Appellate Advocacy, Dispute Resolution and Trial Advocacy
Teresa F. Frisbie
Title/s: Director, Dispute Resolution Program
Office #: Corboy 1026
Teresa Frisbie has been involved in alternative dispute resolution for more than half of her twenty-seven year legal career. Named an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution in the categories of international, employment and commercial litigation, she has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of disputes ranging from real estate and business conflicts to estate and employment cases.
Ms. Frisbie is a member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a certified mediator in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois Law Division and Chancery Division mediation programs, and a mediator and arbitrator for ADR Systems of America. She has also served as a mediator for the Center for Conflict Resolution and as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. She was named a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, in 1997, is on the Executive Committee for the International Academy of Dispute Resolution and has served as executive director and a panel member for the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association ("CIDRA"). She is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and has been involved with many other dispute resolution organizations over the years. She also writes and speaks regularly on the topic of dispute resolution and is a columnist on ADR topics for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. She has trained law students, business professionals, lawyers and judges in mediation, mediation advocacy, negotiation and/or international arbitration in the United States and internationally.
Prior to becoming director, Ms. Frisbie was a member of the adjunct law faculty, where she taught courses in mediation advocacy and international arbitration and coached student competitions in international dispute resolution. She was previously a partner at Foran & Schultz, spent several years at Davis McGrath, LLC and has been of counsel at DeGrand & Wolfe P.C. since 2006.
B.A., University of Illinois, 1983
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1986