The Axelrod Firm, PC provides Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services  in Commercial Disputes. Ms. Axelrod is available to serve as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Discovery Master, and Receiver.  With over 30 years of litigation experience, including at an Am Law 100 law firm, and including conducting jury and non-jury trials, Ms. Axelrod brings a wealth of experience handling Commercial Disputes in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies.  In fact, Ms. Axelrod is recognized as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review & Analysis,” which catalogs significant state verdicts, published about one of her trials, a David versus Goliath commercial litigation victory for her client-defendant. She is also a Senior Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a by-invitation-only organization of top trial lawyers that accepts less than one-half of one percent of the country’s lawyers.

She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating awarded by this nationally recognized leader in lawyer ratings.

In recognition of her skills in the courtroom and at the negotiation table, Ms. Axelrod was appointed a Judge Pro Tempore (JPT) / Settlement Master, an honor bestowed by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Commerce Court on less than 130 attorneys.  In the role, she has assisted parties in settling approximately 85% of the cases that have come before her.  This track record holds true even in matters in which the parties were ordered to attend settlement conferences before her, rather than requesting to do so. 

Ms. Axelrod also completed the rigorous vetting and training process required to join the elite roster of American Arbitration Association (AAA) panelists for commercial arbitrations, and is specially rated to serve as a AAA Arbitrator even in Large, Complex Commercial Disputes.

Ms. Axelrod also provides expert witness services and represents clients in Commercial Litigation.

The Axelrod Firm’s Partners are award winning leaders in the equality, diversity, and inclusion space, and The Axelrod Firm was awarded a Diversity Law Institute award for our diversity work.

The Axelrod Firm is also a Women Lawyers on Guard Conversations with Men Advisory Organization, and a member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance.

The Axelrod Firm is also a member of NAMWOLF, the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, and Ms. Axelrod serves on the NAMWOLF Board of Directors.  It is no small feat to become a NAMWOLF member.  NAMWOLF members are the premier approximately 210 minority and women-owned law firms in the country.   Less than 10 women-owned law firms in Pennsylvania passed NAMWOLF’s rigorous screening selection process and are now members.  The Axelrod Firm is one of them.

Every law firm seeking to become a NAMWOLF member must have favorable client references from national and regional corporations, including corporate references within the Fortune 500 companies, in addition to being certified as woman or minority-owned.  Also, the attorneys practicing at the firm must receive, on average, an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating offered by this nationally recognized leader in the attorney rating industry.  On top of that, each firm must receive unqualified praise from a minimum of three clients, and carry a minimum of $2 million in insurance.  The complete membership criteria are available on NAMWOLF’s website.