Mr. Moritz has devoted the last 15 years of a distinguished legal career to resolving disputes as a Commercial Arbitrator and Mediator. Accomplished in resolving complex business disputes
He has resolved complex disputes concerning Healthcare Payor/Provider matters, Alternative Energy matters, Early Stage/Venture Backed matters and complex Industrial Equipment disputes, as well as Franchise, Fiduciary Breaches, Trade Secrets, Shareholder Freeze-out matters and other commercial contract disputes. Experienced in both emerging and traditional areas confronting the business community
Proficient in both administered and ad hoc Arbitrations and Mediations, Mr. Moritz has successfully employed Zoom, and similar platforms, to resolve complex business problems at reduced costs to the Parties. Skilled in efficient dispute resolution

Today’s World Requires an Adept Arbitrator

The pandemic has accelerated and substantiated the use of video conference platforms. While the practice of face-to-face meetings has been temporarily suspended, online dispute resolution is an effective and available alternative.


Utilizing Zoom, or similar technology, provides an efficient platform for arbitrating or mediating complex commercial matters.


These platforms can significantly decrease the cost of arbitrations by reducing travel costs and arbitrator, counsel and expert witness time charges.


Utilizing a thoughtful and well-developed video conferencing protocol can assist parties and their counsel to ensure a fair, efficient and cost-effective commercial arbitration.

Let Experience Work for You

Terry F. Moritz

Terry F. Moritz

Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator

Terry Moritz founded his own firm in order to increase his ability to focus on prompt and efficient resolution of complex commercial disputes.

Terry Moritz has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of complex disputes both in court and in ADR settings. He has been consistently recognized as one of Illinois’ best business litigators. He founded Terry F Moritz LLC in 2014 in order to focus his practice on resolving commercial disputes. Mr. Moritz employs the knowledge he has gained as an advocate to resolve disputes more effectively and efficiently through all forms of mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Moritz is a member of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) serving on its energy, commercial, joint ventures and emergency panels. He is a member the The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s (“CPR”) commercial and energy panels. He is certified by the ADR Committee of the Midcontinent Independent Systems Operator (MISO) and the Board of the Midwest Reliability (MRO) as a mediator and arbitrator. He is a charter member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (“NADN”), Illinois Chapter, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University School of Law and a member of the American Law Institute. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“CIArb”) and is a board member and panelist for the Forum for International Conciliation & Arbitration (“FICA”).

Mr. Moritz is also an experienced businessman having served as Trustee and Chief Operating Officer of the Iowa Railroad Company and as an owner and board member of a successful privately held manufacturing enterprise. Mr Moritz principal office is in Chicago with a satellite office in London.

A list of some of his recent energy and commercial arbitrations is appended to this biography, as is a listing of his mediation and arbitration training.

Read Terry’s full bio here.

Additional Information:

Read about Terry’s alternative dispute resolution experience and training and view recent arbitration experience.


Loyola University, J.D., 1970
Loyola University, B.A. in English, 1966

Bar Admissions

New York
United States Supreme Court

Professional Activities and Recognitions

Mr. Moritz is an active member of the following:

  • American, Illinois, Chicago Bar Associations
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Fellow
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration
  • American Law Institute
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated “Highest Level of Professional Excellence”
  • Annually recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
State & Local Taxation
Energy Related Disputes


Commonwealth Edison Company
Exelon Generation, LLC
Peco Energy
Dollar Tree Stores
E. W. Howell Co, Inc.
First National Bank of Chicago
& NBD Bancorp
(now J.P. Morgan Chase)
GATX Rail Services
Mesirow Financial Services
Obayashi Corporation
Chicago Board of Education
Chicago Park District
Chicago Transit Authority
Illinois Regional Transportation Authority
State of Illinois
(as Special Assistant Attorney General)
State of Minnesota
(as Special Assistant Attorney General)



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