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Brian R. Jerome
Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services [MDRS]

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27 Congress Street
Suite 401
Salem, MA 01970
(800) 536-5520
Fax: (978) 741-2368


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
For over 30 years, Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services (MDRS) has been THE premiere full-service DR firm in Massachusetts and surrounding states. We serve parties who seek equitable settlement of their disputes without the time, expense, and frustration which often accompany the more formal trial court system. MDRS has grown to include a professional panel of ~40 neutrals, including retired justices and attorneys, and provides out of court mediation and arbitration services to private individuals, attorneys, businesses, and the insurance industry.

Professional Background

Attorney Brian Jerome is the Founder and CEO of Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services (MDRS), one of the first full service Dispute Resolution (DR) firms established in Massachusetts. Since 1991, Attorney Jerome has served exclusively as a mediator and arbitrator handling over 12,000 cases involving a remarkably extensive array of subject matter, including civil litigation, personal injury law, wrongful death, automobile and UM cases, medical and legal malpractice, construction, property, first party property and casualty reference hearings, products liability, premises, real estate, government, business, commercial, employment, sexual abuse, probate and complex multi-party litigation. Please download Attorney Jerome's biography for a complete list of practice areas.

Prior to founding MDRS, Attorney Jerome worked in both private practice and at the Boston law firm Parker, Coulter, Daley and White, where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants on matters of civil litigation and trial.

Attorney Jerome provides effective and efficient DR services to private individuals, attorneys, businesses, government agencies, and the insurance community, and he is a recognized industry leader in Massachusetts and New England. With an outstanding settlement rate, he is known for his attentiveness to the needs and interests of the parties, and diligence in pursuit of achieving resolution.


Attorney Jerome has proven successes as a neutral in many practice areas including civil litigation, personal injury law, wrongful death, automobile & UM cases, medical & legal malpractice, construction, property, first party property & casualty reference hearings, product liability, premises liability, real estate, government, business, commercial, employment, sexual abuse, probate & complex multi-party litigation, Massachusetts foreclosure, and more. Please download the document "About Brian Jerome.pdf" (below) for a complete list of practice areas.


Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts - 1972
New England Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1980


Our standard fee for a mediation session or arbitration hearing before one MDRS neutral of up to two hours is $575.00 per party. If more time than two hours is required for a mediation session or arbitration hearing, each additional hour of service will be billed at $225.00 per hour for each party. Such additional charges include any necessary review of documents by the neutral(s). If requesting a full day arbitration or mediation, the fee will be $1,550.00 per party. All fees are payable in advance of the scheduled mediation session or arbitration hearing. Pricing is slightly different for divorce and foreclosure mediation; please see our website at for more information.

Other Information

Attorney Jerome has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association [MBA] since 1980, and is founding member and immediate past chair of their DR Section. Brian is a member of the American Bar Association [ABA], the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals [NADN], and the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution [ACR]. He is also a member of the Essex County Bar Association [ECBA], the Salem Bar Association, the Lynn Bar Association, and also serves as a court-appointed conciliator for Massachusetts Superior Courts and Land Courts.

MDRS has offices in Boston and Salem Massachusetts. Attorney Jerome travels to all surrounding states as well. In addition, we have neutrals available in many geographical areas.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adult Family
  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Automotive
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Criminal
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Oil and Gas
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Ombud
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.