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The Arbitration and Mediation Service (AMS), located in Cincinnati, Ohio, was founded by William C. Heekin in 2003.

                                   William C. Heekin

EXPERIENCE
1979 - 1985
Held the position of Labor Tribunal Administrator from 1979 to 1983 in the Cincinnati regional office of the American Arbitration Association (AAA).  Responsibilities included the daily administration of the 700 to 800 labor arbitration cases which were then annually filed at that office, as well as administering arbitration and mediation education seminars.  From 1983 to 1985, interned with Arbitrator Charles L. Mullin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of beginning private practice as a labor arbitrator.

1985 - Present
In private practice as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) neutral concerning the resolution of collective bargaining, labor/management disputes and individual rights, employment disputes. Included on labor arbitration rosters maintained by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), the National Mediation Board (NMB), etc.  In 1989, became a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA).  In addition to having served as a labor arbitrator in many different private industries; public sector experience includes the public service areas of police, fire, education, as well as federal, state, county, and municipal civil service.

1997 - 2004
Participated in a number of rule of law, international development projects in several former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe under the auspices of the American Bar Association, Central East European Law Initiative (ABA.CEELI).

EDUCATION
Northern Kentucky University/Salmon P. Chase College of Law - J.D. (1983)
Xavier University - B.A., Economics (1977)


PERSONAL
Married, two children

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Academy of Arbitrators
Ohio Bar Association