EDUCATION: Boston College (J.D., M.B.A.); Northwestern University (Bachelor’s Degree).
LEGAL EXPERIENCE: Christopher Kauders is one of the region’s most experienced and effective mediators and arbitrators. Since 1987, he has settled thousands of disputes involving practice areas including: banking, business, Chapter 93A, construction, disability, discrimination, divorce (Rule 8 certified), eminent domain, employment, family law, family financial disputes and will contests, family owned businesses, health care, insurance coverage, landlord/tenant, legal and other professional malpractice, personal injury, real property, securities (FINRA), sexual harassment, subrogation, and tort. Mr. Kauders is currently President and full-time arbitrator and mediator at Pre-Trial Solutions, Inc., a position he’s held since 1995. Before that, he held the following positions: 1987 – 1996 E.V.P. full-time mediator and arbitrator U.S. Arbitration & Mediation of New England, Inc.; 1985 – 1987 Attorney – Needham & Warren (Boston); 1981 – 1985 Associate Counsel – Law Office of Bank of Boston.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ASSOCIATIONS: 2008 to Present Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Advisory Board (Appointed by Governor Deval L. Patrick); 2000-2007 Freedom Scientific, Inc. (St. Petersburg, Fl.) Board of Directors; Advisory Board; 1985-1987 President of a 34 unit condominium association on Beacon Hill; 1997- to present The Seeing Eye, Inc. (Morristown, NJ) Board of Trustees (serves on Executive Committee) World’s premier dog guide school with $230 million endowment; 2002- to present Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Board of Trustees; 2002 – 2005 The Chestnut Hill School (Brookline, MA). Board of Trustees; 1997 – 1999 The University Club (Boston, MA). Board of Governors; Member of original Boards of Directors of: Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolutions, (NE Chapter), Community Settlement Center (Cambridge), Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (Cambridge recording studio), Member, Frank J. Murray Inn of Court, Member, Mass. and Boston Bar Associations, Massachusetts Bar Admitted: 1981.