American Academy of ADR Attorneys

Welcome to the American Academy of ADR Attorneys.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, the Academy is dedicated to promoting the highest ideals of ethics and professional competency among lawyers engaged in the practice of alternative dispute resolution.


Welcome to the brand new website, your home for all things related to the Academy of ADR Attorneys. We invite you to visit often, check out our events, browse articles and tap into the AAAA Member Directory!

I am so appreciative of the connections I’ve made through my AAAA membership. The conference alone is worth the membership and I definitely plan to attend again next year!

Jennifer Colby

ADR Attorney, Smith & Wesson

I go to several CLE events every year and each year this is one of the best. It provides a unique opportunity to directly interact with attorneys who mediate our client cases. I encourage you to attend the AAAA seminar, or at least the reception, and get to know mediators from across the region.


Des Moines, Iowa

The AAAA Annual Seminar is my favorite CLE of the year.  The program itself is always informative, and the opportunity to network and share ideas with other experienced ADR professionals is equally as beneficial to my professional growth.


Omaha, Nebraska

Board Certification

Access requirements and application or renewal processes for AAAA Board Certification. 


One of the Academy’s principal missions is to provide first-rate continuing education for lawyer mediators and arbitrators. Find CLE Opportunities here.

Member Resources

The true value of membership is in its members. Find AAAA Member Directories, articles and resources here.