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Terry F. Moritz

Terry F. Moritz

Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator

Terry Moritz founded his own firm in order to increase his ability to focus on prompt and efficient resolution of complex commercial disputes.

Terry Moritz has more than 45 years of experience litigating a wide variety of complex disputes both in court and in ADR settings. He has been consistently recognized as one of Illinois’ best business litigators. He founded Terry F Moritz LLC in 2014 in order to focus his alternative dispute resolution practice on commercial and energy disputes. Mr. Moritz employs the knowledge he has gained as an advocate to resolve disputes more effectively and efficiently through mediation, arbitration, and a strategic approach to settlement.

Mr. Moritz is a member of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) serving on its energy, commercial, joint ventures and emergency panels. He is a member the The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s (“CPR”) commercial and energy panels. He is certified by the ADR Committee of the Midcontinent Independent Systems Operator (MISO) and the Board of the Midwest Reliability (MRO) as a mediator and arbitrator. He is a charter member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (“NADN”), Illinois Chapter, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University School of Law and a member of the American Law Institute. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“CIArb”) and is a board member and panelist for the Forum for International Conciliation & Arbitration (“FICA”).

Mr. Moritz is also an experienced businessman having served as Trustee and Chief Operating Officer of the Iowa Railroad Company and as an owner and board member of a successful privately held manufacturing enterprise. Mr Moritz principal office is in Chicago with a satellite office in London.

A list of some of his recent energy and commercial arbitrations is appended to this biography, as is a listing of his mediation and arbitration training.

Read Terry’s full bio here.

Additional Information:

Read about Terry’s alternative dispute resolution experience and training and view recent significant arbitrations.


Loyola University, J.D., 1970
Loyola University, B.A. in English, 1966

Bar Admissions

New York
United States Supreme Court

Professional Activities and Recognitions

Mr. Moritz is an active member of the following:

  • American, Illinois, Chicago Bar Associations
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Fellow
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration
  • American Law Institute
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated “Highest Level of Professional Excellence”
  • Annually recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Complex Commercial Litigation
State & Local Taxation
Energy Related Disputes

Industry Focus

Electrical Energy Industry
Financial Service Industry
Construction Industry
Telecommunications Industry


Commonwealth Edison Company
Exelon Generation, LLC
Peco Energy
Dollar Tree Stores
E. W. Howell Co, Inc.
First National Bank of Chicago
& NBD Bancorp
(now J.P. Morgan Chase)
GATX Rail Services
Mesirow Financial Services
Obayashi Corporation
Chicago Board of Education
Chicago Park District
Chicago Transit Authority
Illinois Regional Transportation Authority
State of Illinois
(as Special Assistant Attorney General)
State of Minnesota
(as Special Assistant Attorney General)




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Chicago, IL 60603

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