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Lynne R. Stern, Mediator & Arbitrator, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lynne R. Stern

Louisiana Mediation and Arbitration (LAMA)
1223 Philip St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tel: (504) 259-4488
Cell: 504-259-4488
Fax: (504) 524-3571
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Recognized to Louisiana Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master)
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1993
  • # of MEDS (as of 15/6/24)1000
  • # of ARBS (as of 15/6/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


After serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Frederick J.R. Heebe of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Ms. Stern was an associate and later a partner in the law firm of Nelson, Nelson, Garetson, Lombard and Stern.  She was engaged in federal litigation with an emphasis on racial and sexual job discrimination.  Ms. Stern has been a part-time associate with Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claverie and Sims and the Louisiana World Exposition.  She has served as a consultant for other attorneys in various areas of federal litigation including Title VII and flood insurance.  Ms. Stern was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1971 and is admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Louisiana and the Fifth Circuit.  From 2009 to 2010 she was Of Counsel with Frilot, LLC.

Ms. Stern has been a mediator and arbitrator since 1993.    Her mediation experience includes numerous multi-party cases as well as sexual harassment, employment discrimination, commercial and personal injury matters.  She is on the approved list of mediators for Orleans Parish Civil District Court, the Louisiana Register of Mediators, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Resolute Systems and American Arbitration Association (AAA).  She is on the arbitration panels for FINRA and AAA.  Ms. Stern has arbitrated employment, commercial, insurance and personal injury matters.  She was a Gulf Coast Claims Facility Appeals Judge for matters relating to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Since 2014 she has been one of three Documentation Reviewers for the BP oil spill settlement.  She has also conducted mediation training workshops.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Disasters
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


Ms. Stern received her JD from Columbia University School of Law in 1971 and her BA magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 1968.

Memberships & Affiliations

Ms. Stern is a past Chairman of the ADR Section of the Louisiana Bar Association.  Active in the ABA, she is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section and former chairman of the Mediation Subcommittee of the Litigation Section's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.  Ms Stern has spoken about mediation at several seminars, including those sponsored by the ABA in San Francisco, Boca Raton and Dallas. She was chosen as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2005.  Former Commissioner on Historic District Landmarks Commission.

Rates Information

$500 per hour for all time including preparation and travel time.

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