Joe Matthews is an independent international arbitrator and mediator. He has been an arbitrator for more than 30 years and serves as arbitrator in cases administered by the LCIA, ICC, ICDR, ICSID, SIAC, and HKIAC as well as ad hoc proceedings. He served for 12 years on the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and its affiliate the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and for 3 years on their Executive Committee.

Joe is a Mediator certified by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and a Florida Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. He serves as mediator in complex commercial, construction, insurance, hospitality, health care, employment, and investment disputes domestically and internationally.

He was a trial and appellate advocate in the United States for more than 40 years. He is a Fellow and Past-President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the American Law Institute and an Honorary Bencher of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland.

Joe graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami, School of Law, in 1977, where he was Editor of the Law Review and winner of the Wesley Sturges Award. He has lectured and taught extensively, including courses on international arbitration at the National University of Mongolia and at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has lectured at the Central Party School, Beijing, China, Dubai, Salzburg, Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Toronto, and throughout the United States.