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Colm Brannigan, Mediator, Guelph, Ontario.

Colm Brannigan - Brannigan ADR
69 Schroder Crescent
Guelph, ON N1E 7B4
Tel: 905-840-9882
Cell: 416-460-6841
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation

Other ADR Services: ADR Systems Design, ADR Training Services, Facilitation, Med-Arb

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  • Practice Commenced1996
  • # of MEDS (as of 16/7/24)1500
  • # of ARBS (as of 16/7/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


I collaborate with clients and counsel in mediation, med-arb, and arbitration to provide practical solutions for managing and resolving disputes in a timely and cost-efficient manner. My work focuses on dispute resolution in areas such as corporate, commercial, condominium, estates, insurance (non-personal injury), and real estate (including Tarion disputes). I have also mediated and arbitrated other types of disputes, including construction, workplace, employment, family, multi-party, municipal infrastructure, and alternative energy/land use.

My mediation style varies from facilitative to evaluative, depending on the circumstances of the case and the preferences of the parties and their counsel. I advocate for the use of med-arb as an integrated dispute resolution process in appropriate cases. In both med-arb and arbitration, my emphasis is on designing and managing a fair and efficient evidence-based process that is proportional to the dispute at hand. 

I frequently speak about ADR at webinars, conferences, and continuing education programs. I have also designed courses and programs for various colleges in Ontario. Additionally, I have served as a part-time faculty member teaching ADR in the law school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and I am the co-author of ODR Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow., the first book on Online Dispute Resolution in Canada.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums/Strata
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • E-Commerce
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Family Businesses
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Partnerships
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software


LL.M. (ADR), Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

LL.B., Queen’s University Faculty of Law

M.A., McMaster University

B.A., University of Toronto.

Memberships & Affiliations

ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO)

ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC)

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS)

International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR)


Rates Information

Please call (905-840-9882) or e-mail me ( for details.

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