Contact Information:

P.O. Box 515
West Chester, PA 19381-0515

Phone: 610.692.1371

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Nancy J. Glidden

In addition to having extensive experience representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, Ms. Glidden’s practice also has an alternative dispute resolution component where she frequently brings her skills as a mediator to assist parties in their resolution of commercial and real estate disputes. Ms. Glidden also chairs arbitration panels in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas.

Practice Areas


    • Pepperdine University School of Law, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution
      • Professional Skills Program Certificate, Advanced Mediation (2014)
    • University of Illinois College of Law
      • Champaign/Urbana, Illinois, J.D. (1990)
      • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Columbia University
      • New York, New York, M.A., History (1983)
    • Keene State College
      • Keene, New Hampshire, B.A., (1980)


        • Supreme Court of Illinois (1990)
        • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1997)
        • United States Supreme Court (1997)
        • United States Court of Claims
        • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1997)
        • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania (1998)
        • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois (1990)
        • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
        • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1997)
        • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
        • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


        • Chester County Bar Association
          • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
          • Mediator, Civil Court Mediation Program
          • Real Estate Section
        • Pennsylvania Bar Association
          • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
        • American Bar Association
          • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
          • Co-Chair Mid-Atlantic Region, Women in Dispute Resolution (“WIDR”) Group
        • Chester County Bar Foundation
          • Board of Directors
        • Honorable John E. Stivley, Jr. American Inns of Court
          • Program Director
        • Pennsylvania Counsel of Mediators (“PCM”)
          •  Board of Directors
        • Association for Conflict Resolution (“ACR”)
          • Board of Directors
        • Suburban West Realtors’ Association
          • Mediator
        • “The Center For Resolutions,” Media, Pennsylvania
          • Mediator
        • “Conflict Resolution Services,” Lancaster, Pennsylvania
          • Mediator
        • Chester County Court of Common Pleas
          • Arbitrator
        • Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry
          • Member, Women Influencing Business Committee


        • “Mediation Models — What’s Your Style?”  Chester County Bar Association, 2015
        • “The Real Estate Seller’s Disclosure Law,” Chester County Bar Association, 2013
        • “Mediation & Arbitration,” Chester County Bar Association, 2013
        • “Compulsory Arbitration,” Chester County Bar Association 2012

        Selected Reported Opinions

        • Cavalieri v. Shepard, 321 F.3d 616 (7th Cir. 2003)
        • Evans ex rel. Evans v. Lederle Laboratories, 167 F.3d 1106 (7th Cir. 1999)
        • Winn v. Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America, Inc., 308 III. App.3d 1054, 721 N.E.2d 819 (1999)
        • Morales v. Attorneys’ Title Ins. Fund, Inc., 983 F.Supp. 1418 (S.D. Fla. 1997)
        • Bank of Illinois v. Allied Signal Safety Restraint Systems, 75 F.3d 1162 (7th Cir. 1996)
        • Hardimon v. Carle Clinic Ass’n., 272 III.App.3d. 117, 650 N.E.2d 281 (1995)
        • Apperson et al. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 41 F.3d 1103 (7th Cir. 1994)
        • Reusch v. Richland Memorial Hospital, 260 III.App.3d 49, 632 N.E.2d 658 (1994)
        • Cunningham v. Huffman, 154 III.2d 398, 609 N.E.2d 321 (1993)
        • Mason v. Ashland Exploration, Inc., 965 F.2d. 1421 (7th Cir. 1992)

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