About Sherif Elnegahy
Sherif Elnegahy is an accredited mediator and Chief Judge of the Egyptian Judiciary, with more than twelve years of experience with the formal justice system as a lawyer, public prosecutor, prosecutor manager, judge and currently as a Chief Judge. He holds a Ph.D. in mediation from Strathclyde University, United Kingdom.
Dr. Elnegahy is also a Law Tutor at the University of Strathclyde, where he has taught mediation and law to British and international masters students and undergraduates. He was the Strathclyde law school team coach for the U.K. national mediation competition, where his team won 3rd place.
Dr. Elnegahy has trained judges from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other countries, regarding how to use mediation in the court system. He has taught and presented on mediation, law and justice in many countries, including: the U.S., U.K., Germany, Spain, Italy, Egypt, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.
He is the recipient of Fulbright and Chevening Scholarships and is a Rotary Peace Fellow.
Judicial and Litigation Experience
The Ministry of Justice, Egypt:
- Chief Judge, Family Court (2014 to date)
- Judge (2013 to 2014)
- Prosecutor Manager, Red Sea District (2009 to 2013)
- Public Prosecutor, Mansoura District (2006 to 2009)
- Lawyer, Elnegahy Law Firm, Cairo, Egypt (2005-2006)
Dr. Elnegahy has acted as a mediator, co-mediator and shadowed more than 100 cases at the following institutions: Glasgow Sheriff Court (Scotland, U.K.), Los Angeles Superior Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution Department (Los Angeles, CA), Santa Monica Superior Court (Los Angeles, CA), American Arbitration Association (AAA) (Los Angeles, CA), Arbitration Mediation Conciliation Center (Los Angeles, CA) and at JAMS offices in California and New York.