Colm Brannigan – Resume

COLM BRANNIGAN M.A., LL.M. (ADR), C. Med., Cert. Med. IMI., C. Arb.

Colm Brannigan is the Principal of Dispute Resolution Services which provides specialized mediation, arbitration, training and consulting services throughout Ontario.  He is a Director of the ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc.

Colm has a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from McMaster University.  He received his LL.B. from Queen’s University in 1983 and also has an LL. M. in ADR from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.  He holds the designations of both Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator from the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. and is one of the first Canadian mediators to be certified by the International Mediation Institute at The Hague.

Colm’s professional background as a litigation lawyer from 1983 until 1999 included complex civil and international family law litigation and Hague Convention cases.

Since 1999, Colm has worked exclusively as a full time mediator and arbitrator.  He has mediated over one thousand disputes and acted as the sole arbitrator in over one hundred cases.  He has a specific interest and expertise in condominium, construction and real estate disputes.  As a former condominium unit owner and board member, he understands the specific needs and goals of condominium ADR.

Colm is the co-author of the Canadian Condominium Institute – Toronto, Condo 300 Course Materials on Mediation and Arbitration.  He is a frequent speaker and panelist at professional development programs including the Canadian Condominium Institute (Golden Horseshoe and Toronto chapters) Conferences where he has spoken on condominium ADR.

Colm has been a part-time Professor in The Business School at Humber College since 2004 where he teaches law and ADR.  He has also been a guest lecturer in ADR at both Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and Queen’s University Faculty of Law and has delivered ADR training in Ontario and Alberta.

Colm has been an executive member of the ADR Section of the Ontario Bar Association and was a Founding Board Member of the Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Toronto Branch.  He has also been a board member of Charlestown, a home for underprivileged children located in Caledon, Ontario and the Region of Peel’s Art Gallery, Museum and Archives.

Colm is a member of various professional and associations including the ADR Institutes of Ontario and Canada, ADR Section of the Ontario Bar Association, the Section of Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association, the International Mediation Institute and the Canadian Condominium Institute.