Approved Federal Mediator - James C. Zalewski

Contact Information

DeMars, Gordon Law Firm
P.O. Box 81607
134 South 13th Street, Suite 800
Lincoln, NE 68501-1607

Work Phone (402) 438-2500
Fax (402) 438-6329
E-Mail jzalewski@demarsgordon.com
  • Admitted to practice in the state of Nebraska on 09/01/1979.
  • First approved as mediator by US District Court on 01/08/2003.
  • Reapproved as mediator by US District Court on 1/3/2013.
  • Willing to travel to other parts of Nebraska to mediate cases in primary subject areas of competence.
  • Willing to travel to other parts of Nebraska to mediate cases in secondary subject areas of competence.

 

Mediated Cases: 
  • States v. Box Butte County (Civil Rights-Jobs - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 05/26/1998
  • Snodgrass v. Mid-Plains Comm. College (Civil Rights-Jobs - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 08/02/1998
  • Sharp v. Mid-Plains Community College (Job Discrimination-Employment - Federal Court ) - Full Agreement 08/28/1998
  • Miller v. City of Broken Bow (Civil Rights-Jobs - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 10/19/1998
  • O'Brien v. Duhamel (Civil Rights-Jobs - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 07/19/1999
  • Doyle v. Nucor Steel (State Court) - Full Agreement 01/03/2000
  • Carey v. Indian Center (Job Discrimination-Sex - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 02/29/2000
  • Strom v. Scotts Bluff County (Civil Rights-Jobs - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 04/19/2000
  • Dewey v. Norfolk Iron (Employment Discrimination - State Court) - Full Agreement 02/01/2002
  • Stueck v. Lincoln Poultry (Employment Discrimination - State Court) - Full Agreement 03/12/2003
  • Allen v. Nash-Finch Company (Job Discrimination-Sex - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 10/21/2003
  • Good Samaritan Nursing Home (Employment Discrimination - State Court) - No Agreement 11/12/2004
  • Panhandle Rescue Ministries v. City of Gordon (Employment Discrimination - State Court) - Partial Settlement 02/12/2005
  • Scottsbluff Bus. Task Force v. Monument Family Conn. (State Court) - No Agreement 10/01/2005
  • Cruz v. Life Ins. Co. of N. America (E.R.I.S.A. - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 09/28/2006
  • Policky v. City of Seward (Civil Rights-Other - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 10/24/2006
  • Vedder v. Mail Contractors of America (Civil Rights-Jobs - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 11/14/2006
  • Hughes v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada (E.R.I.S.A. - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 03/22/2007
  • Long v. Becker (Employment Discrimination - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 07/31/2007
  • Hyde v. UPRR (Americans w/Disabilities Act - Federal Court) - No Agreement 10/22/2007
  • Shotlenkirk v. Good Samaritan Homes (Employment Discrimination - State Court) - Full Agreement 02/15/2008
  • Kling v. Elkhorn Public Schools (Employment Discrimination - State Court) - No Agreement 03/14/2008
  • Reyna v. Orkin (Employment Discrimination - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 03/26/2008
  • Arensdorf v. West Park Townhomes (Employment Discrimination - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 11/04/2008
  • Resler v. Telex Communications (Person Injury-Other - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 11/17/2008
  • Bruckner v. Cigna (E.R.I.S.A. - Federal Court) - Full Agreement 7/9/2009.
  • Patera v. Humanex Corp. - 2010
  • Lewis v. Kinzie Mfg. - 2010
  • Peterson v. Google - 2011
  • Roberts v. A-1 Heating & A/C Co. 2012
Primary Areas of Mediation Practice: 
  • Other Contract
  • Employment
  • Occupational Safety/Health
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor/Mgmt. Relations
  • Other Labor Litigation
  • Empl. Ret. Inc. Security Act
  • Trademark
Affiliated with the Following Mediation Centers: 

 

   

 

Miscellaneous Information: 
  • Has attended ABA Employee Rights & Responsibilities Mid-Winter Committee meetings for the past 25 years. Has had a variety of sessions on mediation and ADR. Estimates, at a minimum, that he has an additional 25 hours of mediation training.
  • Hourly rate is $225.00