Mediation Arbitration Case Evaluation




David F. Babik, Esq.
(508) 650-6161

Scott C. Gladstone, Esq.
Timothy J. Langella, Esq.
Bette Roth, Esq.

Timothy J. Langella, Esq.
Langella Dispute Resolution Services

Attorney Langella is a mediator, arbitrator and case evaluator who focuses on complex legal disputes including, but not limited to, contract disputes, breach of trust disputes, employment matters, distributor/licensing/royalty disputes, products liability and bankruptcy related claims.

A Law Review Editor at Boston University School of Law, Attorney Langella started his legal career at Goodwin, Procter & Hoar, where he handled product liability defense and commercial litigation matters on a local and national level. In 1988, Tim became General Counsel for Healthco International, the country’s largest distributor of dental equipment and supplies. At Healthco, Tim gained substantial experience in the workings of a major corporation with over 3000 employees. He was responsible for all domestic litigation, personal injury claims, real estate and vendor transactions, employee claims and corporate acquisitions.

In 1992, Tim joined Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo where he had a diverse practice involving multiple industries. Tim handled cases involving major claims for both plaintiffs and defendants, including one that resulted in a $261 million dollar victory. He sat as lead counsel on state and federal court cases throughout the country and also arbitrated several international matters.

Attorney Langella most recently served as Chief of the Business Technology & Economic Development Division for the Office of the Attorney General. At the AG’s office, he served as a liaison to industry groups collaborating on laws, regulations and policy matters. He also advised the Attorney General on a host of matters that affected the business community. This position inevitably led to substantial exposure in the area of communication between parties on controversial matters.

Tim Langella’s impressive legal career, spanning over three decades, has given him an in-depth perspective as to what it takes to resolve even the most complex business issues and legal disputes.

Bette Roth, Esq.
Roth ADR, Newton
Employment and Commercial Cases

Bette Roth is a full time mediator and arbitrator, and has handled more than 800 cases involving a wide range of commercial, employment, securities, construction, real estate, professional malpractice, and family business/real property ownership disputes. Before 1992, Ms. Roth was a trial lawyer for several years in private practice and prior to that she was an enforcement attorney with the federal government.

Ms. Roth mediates and arbitrates with American Arbitration Association (AAA), CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, FINRA, REBA, Resolute Systems, Inc., and Case Closed, among others. She is certified by the International Mediation Institute in the Hague.

Ms. Roth has spoken extensively on mediation and arbitration for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), the Boston Bar Association (where she served as co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Litigation Section), and ALI-ABA, and she has trained arbitrators through MCLE and mediators through AAA. She has published numerous articles on dispute resolution with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, The Practical Lawyer (ALI-ABA), the Boston Bar Journal, PIABA, NSCP Currents, MCLE, CCLE, and articles on antitrust through The Antitrust Bulletin.

Ms. Roth is the primary editor and contributing author of the national two-volume text, The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide (copyright © 1993-2010 Thomson/West), a finalist for the 1994 CPR book award. This text is widely cited by litigants and judges, and has become a staple in most law libraries. Ms. Roth publishes its yearly updates, which has kept her on the forefront of ADR developments for the past 18 years.

Ms. Roth has been identified as a "Super Lawyer" in ADR each year since 2006 by Law & Politics Magazine and Boston Magazine.

Scott C. Gladstone, Esq.
Chestnut Hill, MA
Commercial, Construction, Employment

Scott Gladstone is a business litigation attorney with wide and varied experience in conflicts between businesses and among principals in the same business. He regularly appears before the Courts of the Commonwealth and has represented parties in arbitrations and mediations. Scott has been a senior associate at two large downtown Boston firms, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner and Rubin & Rudman and he started his career as an Assistant Public Defender in Dekalb County Georgia. He has been running his own litigation practice since 2003.

His current practice concentrates in the following areas:
  • Representing owners, contractors and sureties in construction disputes in residential, commercial and public building projects.
  • Representing non-construction clients in general business matters, such as: contract disputes, property line disputes, commercial tenant-landlord disputes, disputes between partners in closely held businesses and other fiduciary duty issues.
  • Representing property owners before local boards in zoning and special permitting matters.
  • Representing restaurants seeking liquor licensing from local licensing authority.
Scott has been trained as a mediator by Metropolitan Mediation Services of Brookline, Massachusetts and, over the past year, he regularly mediates at the Brighton District Court where he has successfully mediated conflicts concerning: condo association dues, wage claims, insurance coverage, consumer protection, unpaid loans, and contractor-homeowner disputes.

Using his experience as a litigator, Scott has garnered a reputation as a mediator who very quickly assimilates facts and quickly identifies what matters most to the parties as well as potential areas of common interests. The parties that come before Scott invariably feel like they have been heard and validated; however, they also appreciate Scott’s firm no-nonsense approach to problem solving.

Scott received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 1990 and a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in 1993. He is a member of both the Georgia and Massachusetts Bars. Scott has been an elected member of Brookline Town Meeting since 2001 and he is an officer of Temple Emeth of Chestnut Hill.


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