I am an arbitrator and mediator.
I have arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases in Michigan and other states.
My published awards include 132 LA 1798 (2014), 132 LA 1242 (2013), 132 LA 1089 (2013), 131 LA 1401 (2013); 131 LA 945 (2013); 131 LA 415 (2012); 130 LA 1363 (2012); 129 LA 300, 11-2 ARB §5311 (2011); 128 LA 749, 11-1 ARB §5142 (2010).
I received George N. Bashara, Jr. Award of State Bar of Michigan's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section in recognition of exemplary service.
I am on "Northern Michigan's A-List" of Attorneys. Traverse: Northern Michigan's Magazine (January 2009).
I am Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Hearing Officer; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Hearing Officer list; Michigan Civil Rights Commission Hearing Referee; and former President of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association.
I am an AAA, FMCS, FINRA, MERC, NAF, and NFA arbitrator; and an AAA and Michigan Circuit Courts mediator.
I am State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly member; completed ICLE Family Law Certificate Program, cosponsored by State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section; Chair of Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and Probate Court Judicial Liaison Committee; and member State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council.
I am Chair of Traverse City Human Rights Commission and member Grand Traverse County Board of Canvassers.
I am admitted to practice in Michigan and before U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. Courts of Appeal for Federal Circuit and Sixth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for Eastern District of Kentucky, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.
I was adjunct professor at NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law, teaching labor law and school law, and University of Cincinnati, teaching administrative law and civil rights law.
I was recognized in "The Verdict: 56 of the Town's Top Attorneys," Cincinnati Magazine (1995).
Licensed since 1969
Lee Hornberger is the consummate Arbitrator. He recognizes and understands complex legal issues; breaks them down to understandable concepts for the parties; weighs the facts fairly and comes to the right conclusion, with well reasoned and well written decisions. I endorse him wholeheartedly.
Lawrence Lasusa Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Lee Hornberger is the consummate mediator, and arbitrator. He is regarded as one of the foremost attorneys for mediation and arbitration in Michigan. He is actively involved the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Michigan Bar Association. He is comfortable and very capable mediating complex litigation, as well as more basic cases. Lee has a down-to-earth approach that makes clients comfortable, and produces results. He is organized, and cuts to the heart of the issues … getting results for the parties involved. I highly recommend him for your mediation, and arbitration needs.
Robert Guyot Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1969||08/06/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|George N. Bashara, Jr. Award||State Bar of Michigan's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||2014|
|Pinnacle Award||Conflict Resolution Service||2010|
|"Northern Michigan's A-List" of Attorneys||Traverse: Northern Michigan's Magazine||2009|
|"The Verdict: 56 of the Town's Top Attorneys"||Cincinnati Magazine||1995|
|Bronze Star Medal and Army Commendation Medals||U.S. Army||1971|
|American Jurisprudence Book Award in Restitution||Lawyers Cooperative||1967|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Traverse City Human Rights Commission||Chair||2015 - Present|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council, State Bar of Michigan||Member||2013 - Present|
|Traverse City Human Rights Commission||Vice Chair||2012 - 2014|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association||Chair||2012 - Present|
|Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service||Roster of Arbitrators||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Representative Assembly||Member||2010 - Present|
|Probate Court Judicial Liaison Committee, Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association||Chair||2010 - Present|
|Traverse City Human Rights Commission||Member||2009 - Present|
|Michigan Employment Relations Commission||Arbitrator||2009 - Present|
|Awards Committee, State Bar of Michigan||Member||2008 - 2011|
|Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association||Immediate Past President||2008 - 2009|
|Grand Traverse County Board of Canvassers||Member||2007 - Present|
|Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association||President||2007 - 2008|
|Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association||President-Elect||2006 - 2007|
|Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians||Hearing Officer||2005 - Present|
|Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association||Treasurer||2005 - 2006|
|Hamilton County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court||Arbitrator||1985 - 2002|
|Brennan v Ventimiglia, 356 F Supp 281 (ND Oh 1973)||The court held that the employees were engaged in commerce.|
|Toledo Trust Co v Nye, 588 F2d 202 (6th Cir 1978)||Court of Appeals reversed lower court court judgment.|
|Haithcock v Frank, 958 F2d 671 (6th Cir 1992)||Court of Appeals reversed decision of lower court.|
|Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)||Effective Use of Mediation||2015|
|Michigan Family Law Journal||Michigan Family Law Arbitration and Mediation 2013-2014 Case Law Update||2014|
|General Practitioner||Michigan Court of Appeals Allows Pre-Award Suit Concerning Arbitrator Selection||2014|
|General Practitioner (State Bar of Michigan)||Supreme Court Nassar Ruling: The But-For Standard in Employment||2013|
|Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)||Michigan Court of Appeals Reviews Post Arb-Med Conduct of Arbitrator-Mediator||2013|
|Michigan Lawyers Weekly||Michigan Mediation 2011-2012 Case Law Update||2013|
|Michigan Family Law Journal||Michigan Family Law Arbitration and Mediation 2011-2012 Case Law Update||2013|
|General Practitioner (State Bar of Michigan)||Supreme Court Ministerial Exemption Decision||2012|
|Labor and Employment Lawnotes||Michigan Arbitration, Case Evaluation, and Mediation 2011-2012 Case Law Update||2012|
|General Practitioner (State Bar of Michigan)||Employment Law: The Staub Decision||2011|
|Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)||Michigan Arbitration, Case Evaluation, and Mediation 2010-2011 Case Law Update||2011|
|Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)||The Impact of the Due Process Protocol Principles on Arbitration of Statutory Employment Disputes||2007|
|The ADR Newsletter (State Bar of Michigan)||Some Reflections on Mediation||2006|
|Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)||Unemployment Compensation Noncontest Provisions in Settlement Agreements||2006|
|The ADR Newsletter (State Bar of Michigan)||Police and Fire Department Compulsory Arbitration||2006|
|The ADR Newsletter (State Bar of Michigan)||Overview of a Pre-Dispute Employment Resolution Process||2005|
|Michigan Lawyers Weekley||Promissory Estoppel Law in Michigan||2005|
|Michigan Bar Journal||Employment Discrimination Law in Michigan||2003|
|Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)||Civility and Ethics||2003|
|Michigan Lawyers Weekly||Disability Discrimination Law||2002|
|Business Courier: The Law Pages||Unemployment Compensation Law||2000|
|Ohio School Law Journal||Sexual Harassment||1991|
|Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University Law Review||Age Discrimination||1989|
|Northern Kentucky Law Review||1986-1987 Sixth Circuit Wrongful Discharge Decisions||1988|
|Capital University Law Review||Circumstances Under Which a Contractor Can Become a Primary Employer for Taft-Hartley Act Section 8(b)(4) Purposes||1982|
|Detroit Lawyer||Actual Reasonable Attorneys Fees Under the Michigan Environmental Protection Act||1979|
|Cleveland State Law Review||Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970||1972|
|Idaho Law Review||Title I of the Landrum-Griffin Act||1969|
|Wayne State University Law School||Labor Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1982|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1968|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1966|
|ADR Committee||Mediation Ethics Case Study 2||2015|
|ADR Committee.||Mediation Ethics Case Study 1||2014|
|Ron Jolly Show||Law Day 2013||2013|
|Ron Jolly Show||Law Day 2012||2012|
|Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association Seminar Series||Arbitration and Mediation Law Recent Developments||2009|
|Community Mediation Service Annual Dinner||Ethics in Mediation||2009|
|Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association Seminar Series||Arbitration and Mediation Law Recent Developments||2008|
|Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association Seminar Series||ADR Trends and Advocacy Tips||2007|
|Entrepreneur Series||Arbitration and Mediation: Resolving Disputes Without Litigation||2007|
|Ron Jolly Show||Law Day 2006||2006|
|Entrepreneur Series||Drafting and Implementing Employee Handbook Provisions Concerning Harassment and Dispute Resolution||2006|
|Entrepreneur Series||Employment Law and Employee Corrective Action Guidelines||2006|
|Entrepreneur Series||Drafting and Implementing An Employee Handbook||2006|
|Ron Jolly Show||Law Day 2005||2005|
|Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association Seminar Series||Mediating Employment, Malpractice, and Personal Injury Cases||2005|
|Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute||Settlement Agreements||2005|
|Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute||Toussaint Redux||2004|