Arbitration

Any party of record to a docketed proposal who disagrees with the disposition of that proposal by the CCSB may seek arbitration. The rules governing arbitration are set forth in Part II, Article II of the National Motor Freight Classification® Procedures. Transportation Arbitration and Mediation, PLLC, has been selected to manage the arbitration process, in accordance with the CCSB's rules. Transportation Arbitration and Mediation has available the following arbitrators at 202-263-4152:

John L. Alfano An attorney-at-law and transportation professional for more than 40 years, Mr. Alfano is a past president of the I.C.C./S.T.B. bar association, the Association of Transportation Law Professionals. He serves as a part-time Acting Judge of Rye City Court (NY) and is an A.A.A. qualified arbitrator.
Thomas J. Burke, Jr. Mr. Burke has spent almost his entire professional career as a lawyer specializing in motor carrier regulation. Formerly a partner in the firm of Jones & Keller, Mr. Burke now is a solo practitioner in Denver, CO. He has served in a number of arbitration proceedings, both as counsel and as arbitrator.
Betty Jo Christian A former Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission, Mrs. Christian specializes in transportation law, representing carriers and shippers in Federal and State courts and before the Surface Transportation Board and other regulatory agencies. She is a partner in the Washington law firm of Steptoe & Johnson.
Robert L. Cope A partner in the law firm of Grove, Jaskiewicz and Cobert of Washington, DC, Mr. Cope a seasoned practitioner of motor carrier law. He was among the foremost litigators at the time of the industry's deregulation and the disputes that arose over the rates to be assessed.
Nicholas J. DiMichael General Counsel of the National Industrial Transportation League from 1988 to 2009, Mr. DiMichael is a Senior Counsel in the Washington office of the Cleveland law firm of Thompson Hine. He has handled all manner of cases in proceedings before the Surface Transportation Board and its predecessor, the Interstate Commerce Commission, on behalf of a wide variety of individual companies.
John K. Fiorilla A partner in the law firm of Capehart Scatchard of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Mr. Fiorilla is an experienced practitioner familiar with all facets of domestic transportation regulatory law.
Fritz R. Kahn A former General Counsel of the I.C.C., Mr. Kahn maintains an active Washington, DC, transportation law practice, representing shippers and carriers before the S.T.B. and F.M.C.S.A. He was qualified as an ALJ by O.P.M. and as an arbitrator by the A.A.A.
Miles L. Kavaller A former Assistant Regional Counsel of the Interstate Commerce Commission, Mr. Kavaller has practiced transportation law for more than 30 years, specializing in the collection of freight charges, cargo loss and damage claims and commercial disputes involving insurance coverage. He is a solo practitioner located in Encino, CA.
David M. Konschnik Mr. Konschnik spent most of his years as a lawyer with the Surface Transportation Board and its predecessor, Interstate Commerce Commission, the last thirteen years as the Director of the Office of Proceedings. Accordingly, he is most knowledgeable of motor carrier economic regulatory law. He practices from his home in Davidsonville, MD.
Thomas F. McFarland Mr. McFarland has over 40 years' experience in all aspects of transportation law, as a corporate lawyer (5 years), and a law firm partner (31 years) and now as a solo practitioner with offices in Chicago, IL. He has served as an arbitrator and represented clients in arbitration proceedings.
Jerome Nelson Mr. Nelson is a former Hearing Officer of the National Association of Security Dealers and Administrative Law Judge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Earlier in his career he worked in the Office of the general Counsel of the Interstate Commerce Commission. He currently is an Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington, DC.
William H. Shawn A former Interstate Commerce Commission Honors Program attorney, Mr. Shawn maintain a practice in Washington, DC, representing a broad range of clients before the Surface Transportation Board, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other administrative agencies and courts. Mr. Shawn chaired the Transportation Lawyers Association's Practice & Procedure Committee and is a National Arbitration Forum arbitrator.

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