Usher Winslett has been an independent ADR professional for more than 20 years. He is currently based in New York City and Georgetown, South Carolina, but he works throughout the US, internationally, and remotely (i.e., via Zoom, etc.).
Usher is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a member of the USCIB, the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and a FINRA arbitrator. He serves on the Arbitration and Mediation Panels of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and on the Southern District of New York’s Mediation Panel. He is a member of the Eastern District’s special FLSA and Storm Sandy panels and served on the Eastern District’s ADR Advisory Council, which is responsible for overseeing the court’s ADR program, including recruiting and training arbitrators and mediators.
Attorneys on cases Usher has handled have praised his work: “Excellent job … on a difficult case”; “one of the best I have worked with”; “Mr. Winslett did an outstanding job”; “extremely knowledgeable about and experienced in copyright law”; “He came well prepared, quickly gained the respect and trust of the parties”.
In his 30+-year legal career, Usher has handled dispute resolution from virtually every angle, so he brings no practice-area bias to his ADR work.
Usher has worked in both big and small law firms and as a corporate general counsel. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants ranging from huge corporations to individuals. In addition, he has held non-legal, senior-management positions in a number of small-to-mid-size businesses.