Michael Powell

American Arbitration Association
Los Angeles, CA

Michael Powell heads up the AAA® Los Angeles Regional Office, focusing on the AAA’s Construction Division. In that role, he interacts with the AAA’s clients who file construction, real estate, and environmental cases and the panelists who serve as arbitrators and mediators in those cases. His district includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Michael works closely with construction industry associations as liaison for the AAA’s National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC). In this capacity, Michael assists the corporate, legal, and public sector communities in educating them on the various dispute avoidance and resolution techniques. Michael is a graduate of California State University, San Bernardino and is a frequent trainer, national speaker, and writer on the subject of alternative dispute resolution. He is a trained mediator in both traditional and online mediation.