Howard S. Bellman

Emeritus Fellows / Lifetime Achievement
Practicing In: Wisconsin
Member Since: 2003
608 / 826-4020


82 Oak Creek Trail

Madison, WI 53717


Howard Bellman is the recipient of the ACCTM 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Bellman has served as a mediator in a very broad variety of statutory, contractual, and tort suits. He has provided assessment, design and facilitator/mediator services in a great number of public policy based ne;tiations. These have included State and Federal ne;tiated rulemaking procedures; permitting processes in many jurisdictions; and disputes among Municipal, State and Federal ;vernmental entities. Often these procedures may be characterized as high-profile and politically sensitive with numerous parties and technical issues. He has served as mediator in ne;tiations for collective bargaining agreements assisting in the development of grievance procedures for unrepresented employees. He has mediated extensively in the settlement of employment based litigation including discriminatoin, disabilities, labor standards and individual employment contract disputes. Mr. Bellman has been a pioneer in the field of environmental dispute resolution including litigation settlements under Federal and State statutes, Superfund cases, remediation, cost-recovery and natural resources damages actions. Mr. Bellman is an experienced mediator of disputes based on the statutory and treaty rights of Indian tribes. In addition he institutes a mediation approach to the facilitation of “internal” discussions useful in business transactions, the development of shared political stragegies, establishment of protocols among colleagues and other desired consensus-based outcomes.

Education / Training

B.A., Political Science – 1959
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

LL.B – 1962
University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH

LL.M., Labor Law – 1963
New York University, New York City, NY

Admitted to Practice Law in Ohio and Wisconsin

Types of Cases Mediated