Lisa W. Timmons, the chair-elect of the ADR Section of the Michigan State Bar, is an arbitrator and mediator of labor and employment, consumer, probate, domestic relations, and real estate cases. Timmons is a member of PREMi, an invitation only association of attorneys dedicated to ADR across a broad range of industries, and serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) on its employment, commercial, and consumer panels.
For over 25 years, Timmons has served as the Executive Director of the Mediation Tribunal Association (MTA). The MTA is a nonprofit agency that provides court-ordered case evaluation for Wayne County Circuit Court and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, making it the largest provider of court-mandated alternative dispute resolution services in Michigan.
Timmons earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution from Wayne State University, a Juris Doctor from Detroit Mercy Law, and is a Michigan licensed real estate broker.
Timmons was named an Up-and-Coming Lawyer in 2021 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and received the ADR Hero Award in 2022 from the ADR Section of the Michigan State Bar. She is on the board of the Detroit Bar Association and the Wolverine Bar Association, chair of the ADR Section of the Wolverine Bar, and co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Action Team of the ADR Section of the Michigan State Bar. Timmons maintains memberships with ArbitralWomen, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) in its National, SoCal, Central and Northeast Ohio, Oregon, New Jersey, Houston, and Detroit regions, Oakland County Bar Association, the Labor Guild, and the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals.
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