Alternative Dispute Resolution

Kelly Santini LLP has been at the forefront of alternative dispute resolution in Ontario for over 25 years.

Our Services

The range of disputes we assist on include:

  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Municipal
  • Personal injury
  • Property damage
  • Estates
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property


Stephen Kelly

Steve is a Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Mediator with the ADR Institute of Canada. Steve is also a Chartered Member of the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. These designations reflect his training, experience and body of work. 

Steve began mediating in 1992 and was a member of the original court approved mediation roster. Steve works to provide focus and structure to mediations and encourages active participation and dialogue between the parties. Steve may challenge the parties to re-evaluate their positions on contentious issues and to be creative in developing options for resolution. He is known for the energy and commitment he brings to each mediation. Steve conducts mediations online when appropriate and guides counsel and their clients through the process. 
Steve brings over 35 years of litigation experience to his role as arbitrator. Steve was a vice-chair (arbitrator) with the Ontario Commercial Arbitration Tribunal and subsequently the License Appeal Tribunal for six years. He has been a member of the panel of arbitrators with Tarion’s Builder Arbitration Forum since its inception. As a sole arbitrator and as a member of a panel of three, Steve has conducted private arbitrations dealing with issues such as commercial rent, construction projects, disputes involving municipalities, green energy projects, and condominium development conflicts. Hearings before him proceed efficiently and respectfully. Decisions are rendered promptly and are well reasoned.  Steve also acts as an umpire in appraisal proceedings pursuant to section 128 of the Ontario Insurance Act.

Mediations Rates

  • Ottawa Region:
    Full day – $ 2,800.00; Half day – $ 1,600.00
  • Eastern Ontario (Outside of Ottawa):
    Full day – $ 3,500.00 ; Half day – $ 2,400.00
  • Greater Toronto Area:
    Full day – $ 3,900.00 ; Half day – $ 2,900.00
  • Other Regions:
    Full day – $ 3,900.00

All rates include preparation time and travel time. Costs for facilities and refreshments (when necessary) are not included in the above-noted rates.

Arbitration Rates

  • $500.00 per hour, plus disbursements

Umpire Rates

  • $450.00 per hour


Availability Calendar

To reserve an appointment online, please click your preferred available date.
Our staff will contact you on receipt of your Appointment Request form.

Please note: We make every effort to accommodate our clients and their preferred dates. While this calendar is updated often for your benefit, we urge you to call to check the very latest availability and to confirm Stephen's schedule. 


Lisa Langevin

Since 2010, Lisa has served as mediator for hundreds of personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, property damage and slip & fall claims and for contract, construction and employment disputes. Lisa has been a litigator since being called to the Bar in 2002. Her combined years of experience as a mediator and counsel provides her with a strong ability to accurately assess damages. A facilitator by nature, Lisa's open and honest style, innate communication skills and patient approach ensures each side of the dispute is comfortable with the mediation process. She makes every effort to ensure all parties are heard and involved in the settlement discussions so that a resolution can be found for the dispute.

Availability Calendar

To reserve an appointment online, please click your preferred available date.
Our staff will contact you on receipt of your Appointment Request form.


Meet Your Alternative Dispute Resolution Team

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