Experienced trial attorney Bianca T. Green founded Illinois Mediation Services, Inc. in response to the growing need for independent mediation services in Illinois. She is a Licensed Attorney and Court Approved Mediator who provides private mediation services, court ordered mediation services and arbitrations in all types of disputes. In addition, Bianca is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law where she teaches/coaches the American Bar Association Negotiation Teams. She also serves as a Hearing Officer for the State Universities Civil Service System where she presides over administrative hearings that involve employment matters.
Bianca received her Bachelor of Science Degree (with honors) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991. She obtained her law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1994 where she was honored for excellence in Trial Advocacy, served as the Student Articles Editor for the Journal of Legal Medicine and was selected to compete as a Member of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team. Bianca became a member of the Illinois Bar in 1994 and she continues to be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois as well as in the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court.
Upon obtaining her law license, Bianca joined the prestigious law firm of Thomas, Mamer & Haughey, LLP, Champaign, IL in 1994. She worked as an associate of the firm from 1994 until 2000 when she became a full partner. Bianca served as a partner at TM&H from 2000-2010 before deciding to become an independent mediator and arbitrator. During her tenure at Thomas, Mamer & Haughey, LLP, Bianca’s law practice involved complex civil litigation that primarily focused on insurance defense issues including personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, construction litigation, insurance coverage disputes and declaratory judgment matters at the trial and appellate court levels. She also handled pension and disability claims and resulting litigation on behalf of the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois.
As an experienced trial attorney, Bianca prevailed in case dispositive motions, arbitrations, jury trials and in matters on appeal. She also obtained excellent results for her clients by negotiating cost effective settlements; many of which were reached via the mediation process.
In addition to her comprehensive legal experience, Bianca holds a Certificate of Completion* of the extensive 40 Hour Performance Based Mediation Skills Training from the Center for Conflict Resolution, Chicago, IL, and Certificates of Completion* of Divorce and Custody Mediation Training and Eldercare and Adult Guardianship Mediation Training from the Mediation Training and Consultation Institute, Ann Arbor, MI.
Bianca is a member of the Mediation Council of Illinois and the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and the Champaign County Bar Association where she served as a Member of the Board of Governors. Bianca was appointed by the President of the ISBA to serve its Alternative Dispute Resolution Council where she works with other attorneys and judges on matters relating to resolving conflicts without litigation. She is also a current Member and Past President of Executive Club of Champaign County, a Member of Leadership Illinois, and a Member of ARCS Chicago (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists).
Bianca continues to support her community by serving on the Board of the Cunningham Children’s Home and she has served on various other Boards and charities including Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Krannert Art Museum Council, United Way of Champaign County, Crisis Nursery and more.
*NOTE: There is no licensing or certification process for mediators in the State of Illinois. Be sure to check the credentials of anyone you consider hiring to serve as your mediator.
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