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Harrie Samaras Recognized With PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Award

West Chester, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee presented its Sir Francis Bacon Alternative Dispute Resolution Award to Harrie Samaras during an awards luncheon on May 16, 2019, at the association’s Annual Meeting in Lancaster.

The Sir Francis Bacon Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact in bringing mediation and other forms of dispute resolution to Pennsylvania. Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was a Renaissance writer who served British monarchs in a legal capacity as knight, attorney general, and solicitor. He authored the essay “Of Negotiating,” which featured the frequently-quoted line, “It is generally better to deal by speech than by letter, and by the mediation of a third than by a man’s self.”

Harrie was honored to receive the award from the PBA and was delighted to have it presented from her friend and colleague Louis Coffey, a distinguished arbitrator and mediator.

The ADR Office of Harrie Samaras specializes in helping parties resolve disputes, both U.S. and international. The ADR services that the firm provides include Arbitration, Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation, ADR Consulting, and Case Presentation Feedback. More information about the firm can be found at