Bette Roth is a full-time mediator and arbitrator, and has handled more than 800 cases involving a wide range of commercial, employment, securities, construction, real estate, professional malpractice, and family business/real property ownership disputes. Among others, she has settled in mediation real property disputes involving breach of the purchase and sale agreement, adverse possession, easements, title, zoning, inspection, and variance disputes involving the city, family, and surrounding neighbors. Before 1992, Ms. Roth was a trial lawyer for several years in private practice and before that with the federal government.
In addition to REBA Dispute Resolution, Inc., Ms. Roth mediates and arbitrates with American Arbitration Association (AAA), CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, FINRA, Resolute Systems, Inc., and Case Closed. She is certified by the International Mediation Institute in the Hague.
Ms. Roth has spoken extensively on mediation and arbitration for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), the Boston Bar Association (where she served as co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Litigation Section), and ALI-ABA, and she has trained arbitrators through MCLE and mediators through AAA. She has published numerous articles on dispute resolution with Mass. Lawyers Weekly, The Practical Lawyer (ALI-ABA), the Boston Bar Journal, PIABA, NSCP Currents, MCLE, CCLE, and on antitrust through The Antitrust Bulletin.
Recognized for her work in dispute resolution, Ms. Roth was named a "Super Lawyer" in the field of ADR by Boston Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine for each year since 2006, and in 2001, she received the John Dunlop Dispute Resolution Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for her work in mediation. Ms. Roth also teaches mediation at Boston University School of Law.