About Michael Coyle LL.B., LL.M.

Michael Coyle has been providing effective dispute resolution services in Ontario for more than twenty-five years.

Called to the Bar in 1984, he is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. With a Masters degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution (1998, Osgoode Hall) and a track record of success in resolving complex disputes while serving as Director of Mediation at the Indian Commission of Ontario (1989-2000), Michael currently teaches Negotiation and Mediation at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law. In 2012 he was appointed to the select federal roster of approved mediators for First Nation land claims in Ontario.

Michael brings to the table years of professional experience as a mediator, facilitator and organizational consultant. He has a track record of assisting parties to reach lasting agreements in areas as diverse as civil litigation disputes, inter-governmental policing negotiations, First Nation land claims, land use planning discussions, inter-governmental communication protocols, and workplace harassment disputes. Michael has been called as a Senate Committee expert witness on dispute resolution and conflict management. He has also been engaged by government to examine concerns about the quality of service delivery and to make recommendations for enduring improvements to ongoing programs.

Michael is a tenured professor on the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. His knowledge and practical experience mean that he brings good judgment and creativity to the resolution of difficult, multi-party disputes.

Fluent in both English and French, his services include:

Mediation – to help parties resolve difficult or long-standing disputes,
Facilitation – to ensure that you achieve your goals in important meetings,
Negotiation Training – to give your organization a clear and practical framework for advancing your interests at the table, and
External Assessment – to work with you to develop effective and efficient procedures for addressing the conflicts that inevitably arise within your organization.