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Hon. William E. Ford (Ret.)

Arbitrator joined ADR Options in 2016

  • Judge Ford served as a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas for 24 years, handling every type of civil case
  • He presided over hundreds of jury and non-jury trials, settling numerous matters
  • Completed the Civil Mediation Program of the National Judicial College
  • Judge Ford represented both plaintiffs and defendants through trials and settlements during his civil litigation practice from 1979 to 1991
  • He began his legal career as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps
  • Working as a prosecutor in addition to his time as Judge Advocate gave him invaluable trial experience
  • Judge Ford has disseminated his knowledge of the through teaching undergraduate and graduate law courses at three colleges, as well as presenting various programs for members of the bar
  • His trial opinions have been regularly covered in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly
  • The Judge is an honors graduate of DeSales University and received his Juris Doctorate from The Dickinson School of Law
  • Judge Ford is a partner in Ford Law Office based in Allentown.