Jay McCauley

Areas of Competence:

Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Commercial, Constitutional Law, Construction, Contracts, Employment, Environmental Law, FELA, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Professional Liability / Malpractice, Real Property, Securities, Toxic Torts, Class Action, Medical, Educational, Business, Real Property Valuations

John Jay McCauley

Professional Experience:

Jay has been a full-time Mediator and Arbitrator for more than 20 years. Jay has maintained an “AV” rating, and is specialized in handling complex commercial, employment, construction and real property matters, including class actions. In the past decade he has handled nearly a thousand arbitrations and mediations, involving primarily large and complex matters. Jay has been a commercial arbitrator with the national roster of the American Arbitration Association since 1999, where he serves on the Large Complex Case, Commercial, Real Property and Construction, Employment, Class Action and Healthcare Panels, and on the roster of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). He has served as a neutral for Judicate West since 2005. 

Throughout his legal career Jay has been a Resident Professor of ADR and Chair of the Arbitration Program and an Adjunct Professor at Creighton University Law School, a Partner at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker and and Adjunct Professor at UMKC Law School, Pepperdine Law School and Loyola Law School. Currently, Jay has Private Practice as an Arbitrator, Mediator, and Arbitration Consultant and continues to practice law at J. McCauley & Associates LLC. 

Jay frequently writes and speaks on ADR topics. Recently he was the sponsored speaker at the American Arbitration Association on the topic of the Use of the Extraordinary Powers to Summon Non-party Witnesses to Arbitration Hearings in 2018 and has writings on topics of Negotiation and Mediation.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), since 2014
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (former chair, Law School Education Committee and an editor of the CCA Guide to Best Practices), since 2011
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, since 2017
  • Distinguished Fellow, Emeritus, International Academy of Mediators, since 2002


  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1980
  • M.A., History, University of Pennsylvania



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