Robin A. Dodokin


Robin A. Dodokin

Robin A. Dodokin, FCIArb, B.A., LL.B, LL.M., Q.Arb., Q.Med

Founder of law office of Dodokin Law & Conflict Resolution, Toronto, ON (Ontario), CA (Canada)

ADR Certified Designation : C. Arb and C. Med, FCIArb

VanIAC Panel(s) : Domestic Arbitration, Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, Mediation

Practice Areas : Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Financial Services, Franchise, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Sports

Professional Experience

Robin Dodokin is a conflict resolution expert who is committed to assisting parties repair and preserve relationships, where possible. Her conflict resolution expertise includes effectively representing creditors, financial institutions, debtors, court officers, shareholders, companies, trustees, and individuals in business and insolvency matters and resolving disputes between parties as a mediator or arbitrator.

Robin brings her unique skills as a commercial litigator, insolvency lawyer, qualified mediator, and qualified arbitrator to her engagements. Robin is a persuasive and effective advocate. She is also creative and pragmatic. Robin has over 30 years of broad experience as a commercial litigation and insolvency lawyer to her work as an arbitrator and mediator. She has been appointed sole arbitrator in ad hoc arbitrations involving commercial, business, and contractual disputes and written orders and arbitral awards.

Robin is a director of the CIArb Canada Branch and the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS). In these roles her focus has as editor of the CIArb Canada Newsletter and organising the annual review of key arbitration cases and planning educational sessions for TCAS events including “Ask an Arbitrator” sessions.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

As an arbitrator, Robin has a deep understanding that parties require a fair and efficient process and reasoned decision on the issues subject to arbitration. She is committed to ensuring that the parties and their lawyers have confidence in the process. Robin has been appointed to arbitrate commercial, business, financial and contractual disputes.

As a mediator, Robin appreciates that parties prefer to reach practical agreements rather than be involved in time consuming litigation. Robin’s conflict resolution processes are designed to fit the circumstances of the parties considering their business, legal and personal objectives and in doing so she uses her mediation, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills. She is a good listener with an inquisitive mind who is very able to reframe positions, test the stories and assist parties find creative agreements that meet the parties needs whenever possible.

Robin has experience in managing both virtual and in person arbitrations.

Robin is a co-founder and editor of Arbitration and Business Cases ( which summarises important arbitration and business cases

 Dispute Resolution Training

 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Canada – Accelerated Route to Fellowship – Fellow (FCIArb)

  • Arbitration Training (Gold Standard Course (Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society)
  • Mediation Training (Harvard Negotiation Institute)
  • Advanced Mediation Training (Center for Dispute Settlement)
  • Coach Training (Coaches Training Institute)
  • Ombuds Training (International Ombudsman Association)
  • Trust Law Course (STEP)
  • Navigating Family Systems Theory
  • Family Business Advisor Certification (Family Firm Institute)
Professional and Other Activities
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators-Director of Canadian Branch
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society – Director
  • ADR Institute of Canada – Member • The Advocates Society – Member \
  • Law Society of Ontario – member in good standing
  • WBE Canada – certified
Academic Qualifications

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

Qualified Arbitrator, ADR Institute (Q. Arb)

Qualified Mediator, ADR Institute (Q. Med)

LL.M. Alternate Dispute Resolution (Osgoode Hall Law School)

LL.B. (University of Windsor)

BA (University of Toronto) (Economics & Political Science