Attorney. Patricia A. Barbalunga
Arbitration / Mediation
The Pleasant Alternative to Court.

Allow my unique personality, background and broad range of experience to assist you in resolving your disputes.  Consider a litigation alternative that is economical, user-friendly and convenient.  Because of my extensive litigation experience and knowledge of the law and the court system, I am able to provide mediation clients with a perspective that they may not have considered, thereby making compromise more attractive.  I also have an experience-based ability to analyze cases for strengths and weaknesses from a liability standpoint and to assess value to injuries.


Western New England College School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1980
Springfield College, Doctor of Physical Education, 1977, Summa Cum Laude
University of Southern California, Master of Science in Education, 1974, Magna Cum Laude
University of Illinois, Champagne/Urbana, IL, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, 1971, Cum Laude

Practice Background

22 years litigation experience primarily in the area of personal injury. Representative clients over those years include insurance companies such as General Accident, Horace Mann, INA, Utica Mutual and The Andover Companies.


ADR Experience

Arbitrated for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) starting from 1985.  Completed Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshop and taught arbitration seminars for AAA.  Completed Mediation training with the AAA.  Arbitrate privately as well as with the Hampden Superior Court, the Hampden County Bar Association, New England Arbitration and Mediation, National Arbitration & Mediation and Case Closed.