Krista Gottlieb

Mattar, D’Agostino & Gottlieb, LLP

Serving Western New York
17 Court Street
Buffalo, New York 14202


Business, Civil, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Discrimination, Elder, Employment, Labor, Securities, Sexual Harassment, Trusts and Estates, Workplace

As the "Resolution Pro" and as managing partner of Mattar, D’Agostino & Gottlieb, LLP, Krista Gottlieb has long recognized that the cost and time expenditure associated with litigation does not always serve the client’s best interests, nor does it meet their needs and preferences. Ms. Gottlieb constantly seeks new and creative ways to help parties resolve issues, problems and litigation quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. Appropriate Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), including mediation, arbitration, early case evaluation mechanisms and mini-trials, are some of the ways to accomplish that goal.


Gottlieb's extensive experience as a corporate and commercial litigator is the basis that enables her to quickly assimilate multiple, conflicting points of view of complex matters in mediation.  Combined with her extensive ADR training & mediator experience, this provides her with powerful tools, enabling her to efficiently move between all parties and counsel's points of view.  With a mediator's perspective, she can translate opposing views into a mutually acceptable outcome.  Gottlieb's mediation client base includes numerous Fortune 500 companies, often dealing with significant dollar value discussions and settlements.

In addition to being a dedicated “issue resolver,” Ms. Gottlieb has over 200 hours of formal ADR training and has served as an ADR trainer for lawyers and judges wishing to become mediators and arbitrators.

Krista Gottlieb is a member of our NY chapter, The New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals The NYAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served.


  • ALBANY LAW SCHOOL - Juris Doctor, 1979
  • Honors: Moot Court Semi-finalist; Law Review Candidate; Conference Coordinator for
  • International Law Symposium; Assistant to editor of "Practitioner's Handbook"
  • BARNARD COLLEGE - B.A., 1976, Political Science - International Relations and Law Honors: Cum Laude; Dean's List 1974-1976

  • Over 300+/- hours of training taken from 1995 to present.

  • Numerous trainings (including 40 hours and semester long mediation certification trainings) and presentations given. Please see attached CV for details.


In addition to her private mediation practice Ms.Gottlieb is a member of various mediation and arbitration panels, including the W.D.N.Y. ADR Program, the 8th Judicial District ADR Program (including the Commercial Division), EEOC Panel, NYS Division of Human Rights Panel, AAA and the U.S. Postal Service Redress Mediation Program Panel. As a complement to her neutral advocacy practice, Ms. Gottlieb participates on various advisory/design panels for conflict resolution, mediation, arbitration, program systems designs, as well as the promulgation of a multi-option Federal Court ADR program. She is a teacher and lecturer on the topics of ADR, Collaborative Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution processes and Mediation trainer.


NADN - National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - 2013
Super Lawyers - ADR - 2007 to Present
Best Lawyers in America - ADR - 2004 to Present
Best Lawyers in NY - ADR - 2007 to Present
Who’s Who in Law - ADR / Mediation - Law Journal & Business First - 2007 to Present
America’s Most Honored Professionals - 2011 to Present
Who is Who in American Lawyers 1990- Present.
United Who is Who - Empowering Executives & Professionals 2005 - Present.
Marquis Who’s Who - 2004 to Present
Madison Who’s Who - 2005 to Present Who’s Who in American Women - 2005 to Present
Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women - 2008 to Present


New York State Bar;
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and
Western Districts of New York;
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit;
Pro Hac Vice Admissions.


Krista Gottlieb  
Mattar, D’Agostino & Gottlieb, LLP  
17 Court Street 
Buffalo, NY 14202 
Tel: (716) 856-4022  
Fax: (716) 856-5814

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