GordonHON. ELAINE GORDON retired from the bench after serving as a Connecticut Superior Court Trial Judge for 23 years. Upon retirement, she founded the alternative dispute resolution firm of Gordon ADR, providing fulltime services as a skilled mediator, arbitrator, and legal consultant. She has taught numerous courses on mediation and settlement skills to judges for over 20 years and was an instructor at the Yale Law School. She has decided, mediated or assisted in the settlement of virtually every type of dispute. The disputes over which she presided included complex, highly contentious matters, as well as multi-party litigation. She is an honors graduate of The University of Connecticut School of Law and Northwestern University.