• Member (Past Co-Chair), Mediation Committee, Dispute Resolution Section, New York State Bar Association 

  • Member, ADR Committee, Westchester Bar Association

  • New York City Bar Association (ADR Committee) 

  • Member, Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York

  • Member, Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York

  • Member, Mediation Advisory Committee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Past)


  • Make Online Mediation Work for You and Your Clients, WCBA Bar Journal, with Donna Erez Navot, Winter, 2020.

  • Co-Author, When the Numbers Are Not So High; Justice Nigh -- Seeking Justice from an Imperfect Justice System, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Summer, 2020, with Bart Eagle.C

  • Facilitator, How Do You Start When They Are Too Far Apart, SDNY Mediation Training, August 11th, 2020.

  • Coach for mediator/trainees, Westchester County Surrogate’s Court, Mediation Training, September 26th and 27th, 2019. 

  • Speaker, SDNY Mediation Program, Edson Queiroz Foundation Mediation Program - A unique joint program between Columbia Law School and Brazil’s Universidade de Fortaleza, August 19, 2019.  

  • Speaker, Mediating Cases Under FLSA/NYLL, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, November 15th, 2018.

  • Speaker, Mediation Choices for Effective Representation and Advocacy, New York Law School, October 29th 2018.

  • Co-Author, The Crucial Prologue: Telling Your Story in the Pre-Mediation Statement, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2018, with Bart Eagle.

  • Speaker, Advantages of Mediation in Resolving Wills, Trusts, Estates and Adult Guardianship Matters, Westchester County Bar Association, June, 2018.

  • Moderator/Speaker, The Litigative DNA, Fordham Law School, May 9th, 2018.

  • Speaker, How Mediation Skills Enhance Litigation Skills, Judicial Institute, OATH, April 10th, 2018.

  • Speaker, The SDNY Mediation Program, Quinn Emmanuel, LLP, March 5, 2018.

  • Speaker, The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, February 1st 2018.

  • Co-Author, Side-Bar Learning: Lawyering Teaches You How to Live Well, ABA Before the Bar, with Caroline Oppenheim, December, 2017.

  • Co-Author, How Mediation Changed Me as a Lawyer, New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Lawyer, with Caroline Oppenheim, October, 2017.

  • Co-Author, See You in H*ll: Preparing for Mediation,, with Lauren Groetch, February 6th, 2017.

Adam J. Halper is a mediator, arbitrator and attorney. He focuses his practice on mediating with and counseling those engaged in family, matrimonial, employment and elder law disputes. He has represented clients in a variety of litigation and transactional areas and brings strong business, legal and interpersonal acumen to client issues and conflicts. Over the last several years, Mr. Halper has built a focus on alternative dispute resolution. Currently, in addition to his private practice, he is on the roster of neutrals for the American Arbitration Association and for the following courts:


  • United States District Court for the Southern  District of New York;

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; 

  • Westchester County Supreme Court, Commercial Division;

  • Westchester County Supreme Court, Contested Matrimonial Division;

  • New York County Supreme Court, Matrimonial Division;

  • Kings County Presumptive Mediation Roster;

  • Bronx County Surrogate's Court;

  • Bronx County Supreme Court, Civil Division;

  • Queens County Supreme Court, Matrimonial Division;

  • New York City Family Court; and

  • Roster of Neutrals for New York State's Third and Fourth Judicial Districts. 


Among other professional associations, he is a member and past Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee of the New York State's Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section. He is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association's Mediation Committee. He is a past member of the Mediation Advisory Committee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Mr. Halper began his career representing domestic violence survivors at Legal Services-NYC, the nation’s largest public interest law firm. He represented clients in divorce, child custody, visitation, equitable distribution, paternity, spousal/child support and order of protection cases. Prior to opening a private practice, he was the Director of the Legal Wellness Institute at The Family Center, a unique multidisciplinary organization that serves individuals and families affected by severe illness. There, he led a team of attorneys paralegals, law students and pro bono volunteers in the representation of thousands of New Yorkers. In addition to his executive duties, Mr. Halper represented individual clients in family and matrimonial law, elder law, housing law and before administrative tribunals. He had a special focus on representing caregivers and non-biological parents in custody and guardianship proceedings. He has written extensively about his work with vulnerable populations, access to justice and mediation.

In addition to his mediation practice, Mr. Halper counsels clients in a number of areas including divorce, family, employment, elder law and trust and estates.


  • New York State Bar 

  • United States District Court for the Southern of New York

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • United States Supreme Court


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD (1997)

  • New York University, BA (1994)

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