Michael Maynard

Michael Maynard is a mediator, arbitrator and facilitator with ADR Chambers. He is also an investigator with the ADR Chambers Banking and Municipal Ombuds Offices, and the ADR Chambers Integrity Commissioner for municipalities.

As a neutral, Michael has mediated more than 2,000 disputes. His areas of expertise include administrative, civil, code of conduct/disciplinary, contract, insurance (including personal injury and Statutory Accident Benefits matters), landlord/tenant and workplace disputes. Michael regularly facilitates a public complaint resolution process on behalf of the Ontario government, and has been involved in several community mediation programs and pilot projects. His approachable disposition, attentiveness, and ability to help parties identify their motivating interests have aided Michael’s clients in achieving timely and cost-effective resolutions for more than a decade.

Michael has a background in political and public-policy matters and has consulted on organizational framework and ADR systems design. He has been an ADR instructor and course developer at Durham College, and was a co-founder of the Durham College and UOIT campus mediation service, providing a dispute resolution process for a 20,000-plus member campus community.

He is a co-author of “Choices in Approaching Conflict: Understanding the Practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution” (Emond Publishing, 2010).

Michael works out of the Toronto office of ADR Chambers.