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M Nelson Segel, Esq.

Biography

 

 

 

 

Nelson Segel first got involved with mediation and arbitration in the early 1980s as part of his litigation practice. He began his career in 1978, as a solo practitioner and later became counsel to the Commissioner of Securities for the State of Ohio. In 1980, he moved to Nevada and engaged in a general civil litigation practice including bankruptcy, personal injury, real estate and stockholder disputes. The more time that he spent as a litigator the more he realized the importance of alternative dispute resolution in his practice and in 1991 became an arbitrator for FINRA. He also sought out appointments with many of the Court ADR programs and as a result Nelson has served as a member of the original panel of arbitrators for the District Court of Clark County as well as the 8th Judicial District Court Panel. He has also served as a Supreme Court Settlement Judge since 1999. His dedication to ADR in the State of Nevada is self-evident. Nelson has been actively involved in just about everything from the creation of ADR court programs to trainings, seminars and service as the Chair of the ADR Section for the State Bar. He has handled in excess of 1,000 mediations and arbitrations and is best known for his preparedness, consideration and true passion for the work that he does.

Biography

Nelson Segel first got involved with mediation and arbitration in the early 1980s as part of his litigation practice. He began his career in 1978, as a solo practitioner and later became counsel to the Commissioner of Securities for the State of Ohio. In 1980, he moved to Nevada and engaged in a general civil litigation practice including bankruptcy, personal injury, real estate and stockholder disputes. The more time that he spent as a litigator the more he realized the importance of alternative dispute resolution in his practice and in 1991 became an arbitrator for FINRA. He also sought out appointments with many of the Court ADR programs and as a result Nelson has served as a member of the original panel of arbitrators for the District Court of Clark County as well as the 8th Judicial District Court Panel. He has also served as a Supreme Court Settlement Judge since 1999. His dedication to ADR in the State of Nevada is self-evident. Nelson has been actively involved in just about everything from the creation of ADR court programs to trainings, seminars and service as the Chair of the ADR Section for the State Bar. He has handled in excess of 1,000 mediations and arbitrations and is best known for his preparedness, consideration and true passion for the work that he does.

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Professional Experience

  • Neutral, Advanced Resolution Management
  • Mediator, State of Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program (2009-present)
  • Mediator, Clark County District Court (2005-present)
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Clark County District Court Short Trials (2002-present)
  • Settlement Judge, Nevada Supreme Court (1999-present)
  • Private Mediator, Civil Dispute Resolution (1998-present)
  • Arbitrator, Clark Country District Court Panel (1992-present)
  • Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers/Financial Regulatory Authority (1991-present)
  • Attorney, M Nelson Segel, Chartered (1981-present)
  • Assistant to General Agent, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance (1980-1981)
  • Counsel to Commissioner of Securities, State of Ohio (1979-1980)
  • Solo Practitioner (1978-1979)

Specialties

  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
  • Real Estate

ADR Training

  • Settlement Judge Roundtable, Nevada Supreme Court (2011)
  • Foreclosure Mediation Training, Nevada Supreme Court (2009)
  • Advanced Appellate Mediation Training, Nevada Supreme Court (2007, 2008)
  • Mediator Training Program, Neighborhood Justice Center (1999)
  • Settlement Judge Training, Nevada Supreme Court (1998)
  • Mediation & Settlement Advocacy, Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law (1997)

Professional Licenses

  • State of Nevada
  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Ohio Northern & Southern Districts

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Chairman, State Bar of Nevada, ADR Section (2007-2011)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Clark County Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Toledo (1978)
  • M.B.A., University of Toledo (1977)
  • B.A., University of Toledo (1974)

Lectures, Teaching and Publications

  • Panelist, Bridging the Gap in ADR, State Bar of Nevada (2007)
  • Lecturer, Neighborhood Justice Center (2003-2009)
  • Panelist, Short Trial Seminar, Lohrman (2006)
  • Panelist, Various Mediation Seminars, State Bar of Nevada (2005-present)
  • Panelist, Short Trial Program Seminar, State Bar of Nevada (2002-2012)
  • Lecturer, Arbitration and Mediation Seminars, Clark County Bar Association (2001-2003)
  • Lecturer, Settlement Judge Training Program, Supreme Court of Nevada (2001)
  • Lecturer, Arbitration Training Seminar, State Bar of Nevada (2001-2013)
  • Lecturer, Alternative Dispute Resolution for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education (1999)

Announcement

Dear ARM Clients,
 
First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are healthy and safe during these incredibly stressful times. On Thursday, May 7, 2020 Governor Sisolak announced that “Phase One” in Nevada’s roadmap to Coronavirus recovery would begin early than expected. We see this as a positive next step as we adjust to our “new normal.”
 
After careful consideration, we have decided to do a “soft” opening of our office on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 with several restrictions. Please keep in mind that we have many neutrals who would prefer to continue with social distancing and conduct cases via BlueJeans. We kindly ask that you respect their decision to follow the Nevada OSHA guidelines and participate remotely whenever possible. It is important to note that our panel has had great success working virtually and we suggest that you read some of the testimonials that we have posted on our website.  
 
At the same time, we are keenly aware that there are some cases that would benefit from in-person mediation/arbitration. Our neutrals will be conducting pre-mediation phone calls and it is important to discuss those considerations during that time.  Furthermore, our dedicated case managers are always available to discuss your options on your upcoming cases.  
 
If an in-person mediation/arbitration is deemed to be absolutely necessary, you will be required to meet and follow ARM’s COVID-19 Mandatory Guidelines. We know that these restrictions will be challenging, but they are intended to ensure the health and safety of everyone.  

  • All visitors, neutrals and staff are required to wear masks
  • Please do not wear gloves, you will be asked to take them off
  • Your temperature will be taken during check-in with a touch-less thermometer
  • All in-person participants will be required to sign a waiver
  • Please sit 6 feet or more from others in your conference room
  • We strongly encourage the use of hand sanitizer and hand washing throughout the day 
  • Conference rooms will be pre-stocked with snacks and bottled water
  • Boxed lunches will be provided – no buffet
  • Kitchen is for coffee, soda and water only
  • Please remember – NO HANDSHAKING  

We will only be operating at 50% capacity as instructed, so it’s important that you assess your case and your needs prior to calling our office. We are all looking forward to easing of these restrictions. The more careful we are the quicker things will improve. We will continue to follow the CDC guidelines as well as those set forth by the state and the federal government. 
 
Thank you for your continued patience and support. Just remember that we are here to help and will assist in any way that we can. 

Sincerely, 

ARM Management

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