Former Senior New York State Supreme Court Mediator Michele Kern-Rappy Joins Resolute

Resolute is pleased to welcome Michele Kern-Rappy to its New York panel of mediators. With 35 years of experience as the senior mediator for the NYS unified court system, Michele has mediated over 6,500 commercial and civil disputes. She is a seasoned veteran whom clients can trust to optimize their settlement success rate.

A visionary leader and role model, Ms. Kern-Rappy established the widely acclaimed mediation non-jury (Med-NJ) program early in her court career, earning her own chambers and developing the rules that provided direction to the initiative. As the only mediator and settlement coordinator in this unique program, she has mediated cases involving premises liability, construction, labor law, personal injury, insurance coverage, malpractice, product liability, commercial litigation, employment law, partnership, and family business.

Her persistence, patience, and meticulous attention to detail define how she approaches each case at every stage of conflict resolution. Ms. Kern-Rappy is especially skilled at multi-party mediations where her exceptional case research ethic is thoroughly applied to each party.

Ms. Kern-Rappy offers exceptional skill in case research as well as immaculate preparation, enabling clients to gather and consolidate the information pertinent to their arguments. Her empathic and impartial approach helps opposing parties recognize each other’s goals and interests and builds rapport by encouraging open dialogue and communication.

To schedule mediation with Michele Kern-Rappy please call (212) 967-6799.  We also invite you to view her website at

About Resolute

Established in 1988 with offices throughout the country, Resolute has a national panel of 2,800 neutrals and administers over 12,000 cases each year nationally. Resolute was voted the #1 ADR Provider and Top Online ADR Resource in the nation in the National Law Journal for five consecutive years (2019-2023), and also Corporate Counsel’s Annual Best of Survey for the past two years (2020-2021). For the past thirteen consecutive years Resolute has been voted a “Top Overall ADR Provider” in the New York Law Journal. Resolute has also been named “ADR Provider of the Year” by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and ranked the 66th fastest-growing company by Inc. magazine (13th Annual Edition).

For more information please call (800) 776-6060.