Dr. Christopher W. Smithmyer, LLM
Online Dispute Resolution: Business interactions between the United States and East Asia
Dr. Smithmyer has been a certified mediator since 2002, when he was one of the youngest people ever trained by the American Academy of ADR Attorneys in Des Moines, Iowa. He holds his Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University, dual LLM’s from the University of Queensland in Australia in international business transactions and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, his J.D. and MBA with specializations in international business, an M.A. in Industrial and Labor Relations, and a Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Methodologies. Dr. Smithmyer currently consults at Brāv, a premier Online Dispute Resolution Company, and teaches for the University of South Florida, in their MBA program, and for Penn State in their World Campus business program. Dr. Smithmyer has mediated over 500 cases over the last few years in international business, domestic business, and foreclosure/credit cases. In 2012, he ran for State Senate in South Florida.