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PREMi  is an organization of dispute resolution experts who have numerous years experience in the various dispute resolution techniques.

Phillip A. Schaedler

Phillip Schaedler began his legal career with the defense litigation law firm of Janes & Hall P.C. in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, representing local health care facilities, physicians, and financial institutions.

In 1984, Phill began a 20-year career in the health care and insurance industry representing some of the nation’s leading community hospitals and health care systems as well as the world’s oldest and fourth largest property and casualty insurance company.  He has been a national leader in the area of health care risk management and alternative risk finance, and at the forefront of the adoption and application of alternative dispute resolution techniques in the health care industry.

Phill is a former board member and chair of the Family Mediation Council – Michigan, the State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Council, and the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee for District H, and the State Bar of Michigan’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.  He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and he is a member, fellow, and former board member of the American Society of Health Care Risk Management.  He is also a certified professional healthcare risk manager.

Phill’s practice in Adrian, Michigan, centers on alternative dispute resolution in both general civil and domestic relations cases. He is a trained practitioner in the areas of facilitative and evaluative mediation, arbitration and collaborative law.

Phill is certified as a trainer in general civil mediation, restorative conferencing, neglect and abuse mediation and circle keeping.

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Disability
  • Elder Care
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Municipal
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • School Law
  • Special Education
  • Worker’s Compensation

University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.

University of Toledo, M.A.

Michigan State University, B.S.

Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Manager (CPHRM)

SCAO Certified Divorce, Custody, and General Civil Mediator

Advanced Mediation Training in Business-to-Business Disputes

Certified Collaborative Law Practitioner

Certified USDA-FSA Mediatitor

Certified AFCC Parenting Coordinator


Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in Social Science

Fellow, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

  • Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • ADR Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Dispute Resolution Section
  • Mediation Panel, Lenawee County Bar Association
  • Mediation Panel, Isabella County Bar Association
  • Mediation Panel, Shiawassee County Bar Association
  • Mediation Panel, Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
    • Director and Fellow
  • North Carolina Self-Insurance Guaranty Association
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation
  • Certified Autoline Arbitrator, Council of Better Business Bureaus
  • Approved Mediator, Construction Dispute Resolution Services, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina-Charlotte


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PREMi is a unique association of lawyer ADR professionals with unparalleled expertise in ADR processes, the substantive disciplines that underlay disputes, and the state and federal courts that hear them.  Our mediator/arbitrators are diverse in every respect: dispute resolution styles, legal and educational backgrounds,
race, gender, and geography.