Robert E. Crowley

Bob Crowley is a retired Maine judge who, since his retirement on August 31, 2010, has been engaged in a full time dispute resolution practice at KRZ’s Center for Conflict Resolution. His practice focuses on private judging, mediation, arbitration and neutral evaluation of cases. He also acts as settlement counsel and as strategic counsel in litigated matters.

Bob brings to his private dispute resolution practice a long history of public service in the Maine Courts. Bob served as Judge of Probate for York County (1983 – 1987), a Judge of the Maine District Court (1987 – 1993), and as a Justice of the Maine Superior Court from 1993 through his retirement in 2010. While serving as a Superior Court Justice, Bob pioneered judicial settlement conferences in Maine and developed a reputation as a leader in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has trained Maine Judges and lawyers in judicial settlement conferences and Alternative Dispute Resolution and has been a frequent presenter on negotiated settlements at professional seminars.

Bob’s dispute resolution experience spans several decades and includes his successful mediation of thousands of disputes involving complex business and family, real estate, employment, probate and estate, personal injury and wrongful death, civil rights, product liability, partnership and corporate, construction, sexual harassment, class action, malpractice, public policy, education and health care cases. In addition, Bob’s prior experience as a trial court judge, where he presided over hundreds of jury trials and adjudicated thousands of non-jury cases, informs his present dispute resolution practice at KRZ. Bob is particularly skilled in and experienced at dealing with parties and counsel in the resolution of complex legal and factual disputes.

Bob is a 1968 graduate of Georgetown University and a 1971 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. Bob is married and has three adult children.