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Hon. James R. Hartenbach, Mediator, St. Louis, Missouri.

Hon. James R. Hartenbach

United States Arbitration & Mediation
500 N. Broadway, Suite 1800
St. Louis, MO 63102
Tel: 314-231-4642
Fax: 314-231-0137
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Recognized to Missouri Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 2000
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Circuit Judge, 21st Judicial Circuit, 1984-2011 (Presiding Judge 1989-1990); Special Judge, Missouri Supreme Court; Special Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Senior Circuit Judge; President, Missouri Circuit Judges Association; Chairman, Commission on Retirement, Removal & Discipline of Judges; Chairman, Supreme Court Case Management Committee; Vice Chairman, Supreme Court Time Standards Committee; Chairman, 21st Judicial Budget Committee; First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in St. Louis and Franklin Counties; Private Practice 1978-1983; U.S. Army, 199th Lt. Inf. Bde, Vietnam 1967-1968.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • USA&M Transitional Mediator Training, 2011
  • Mediation training at the University of Missouri School of Law, 2008
  • National Judicial College, Reno, N.V.
  • St. Louis University B.S. 1963, J.D. 1966

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar 
  • BAMSL 
  • St. Louis County Bar 

Rates Information

$400/hour with a 2-hr minimum

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