We now Offer Online Dispute Mediation



S. Jon Trachta is a specialist in dispute resolution and one of the most sought after business mediators, client representatives and arbitration lawyers. Jon has participated in thousands of matters involving legal, corporate and business mediation and has acted as a trainer in international commercial arbitration.

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Jon has more than 37 years experience as a trial lawyer in global arbitration and legal mediation resolving cases dealing with national and international complex case mediation involving contracts, personal injury, construction, employment, real estate, aviation, medical, legal, accountant, business, and product liability.

His clients include companies and individuals in Mexico, Europe, Saudi Arabia and various countries of the Far East.

  • University of Arizona College of Law, J.D. (with honors, Order of the Coif, and William Spaid Merit Award)
  • Stanford University
    B.A., Political Science
  • State of Arizona Legal Specialization for Injury and Wrongful Death, 2001
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1991
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Member)
  • Best Lawyers (Tucson Lifestyle 2011)
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers (2010)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • United States Marine Aviator, Distinguished Flying Cross

Jon is affiliated with the:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
  • Arizona Dispute Resolution Association

He has served as Chairman of the Arbitration and Mediation Committee of the Arizona/Sonora Project.

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Member

Arizona's Finest Lawyers

  • Arizona Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010


Jon has a quick grasp of the issues in the claim, as well as an acute insight into what it is that will bring the parties together.Christopher M. Hanlon
Jon is very knowledgeable about all aspects of litigation and has a good command of jury verdicts and ranges. He is fair minded and seeks to do the right thing. Very professional.David L. Curl
Under difficult circumstances, with multiple defendants, Jon has gone the extra mile and worked diligently to get our case resolved.Carlo Mercaldo
Mr. Trachta's thoughtful approach to his practice consistently brings about the best results possible taking into account the perspectives of all parties concerned.Lindsey Hunter
Jon has a reputation that gives him credibility with both sides. He is especially effective at helping "unsophisticated" clients see and appreciate risk.William N. Poorten
In a mediation session that was, at times, contentious, Jon Trachta was able to guide the parties to understanding the opposing party's views/positions such that a resolution, previously thought unreachable, was attained.Paul Frame
Mr. Trachta's approach made my client feel that, while Mr. Trachta was a neutral mediator, he was fair to her and was vigorously advocating her case to the other side. As a result, she was particularly comfortable with the settlement achieved.Carol A. Bowman
Jon is at the top of my list of Arizona mediators. He has tremendous trial and life experience, he is respected by all, and works hard to help parties find common ground, especially in the most complex cases. Dev. K. Seithi

Contact Jon

1846 E. Innovation Park Drive
Oro Valley, Arizona  85755
T: (520) 321-1945
F: (520) 321-1951
[email protected]

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