Richard A. Russell

Richard A. Russel

Rick Russell BA, LLB, CMed, Fellow at IAM, has been working full time in the dispute resolution field for 22 years, first as the ombudsman to McMaster University in Hamilton, then as a commercial mediator. In 1993, he co-founded Agree, a full service conflict management firm. 

Rick has a busy mediation and facilitation practice specializing in commercial and workplace issues, as well as construction mediation and Partnering. He also works frequently in the area of workplace investigation and fact-finding and serves on the faculty of highly regarded programs at both University of Waterloo’s Conrad Grebel University College and Queen’s University’s Industrial Relations Centre. 

Rick has held leadership positions at the Ontario Bar Association, and at the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Institute of Ontario. Rick's speaking, training and facilitation practice includes international engagements in the U.S.A., Barbados, and Ethiopia.