Robert A. Creo has over 40 years of experience as an attorney, arbitrator, mediator, and educator, including as in-house counsel, and a practitioner in solo and small firms. Since 1991 he has served as an adjunct law professor. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University School of Law, and the University of Pittsburgh from 2001 – 2012. He was the founding President of the International Academy of Mediators and the co-founder of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI). He has authored numerous publications including: Alternative Dispute Resolution: Law Procedure and Commentary. As an advocate or Arbiteur, he has handled thousands of cases in diverse practice areas including commercial, construction, personal injury, real estate, malpractice, family, employment and labor. The PA Lawyer magazine of the PBA publishes his column, The Effective Lawyer. He frequently presents and writes on topics such as ADR, advocacy, decision making, negotiation, and the soft skills prized in the legal marketplace.