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 and internationally.
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.
Usher is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). 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 panel formed to help resolve the glut of cases resulting from Storm Sandy. From 2016 to 2019, Usher 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.