At the core of my community-based dispute resolution practice, I offer mediation, arbitration, restorative justice and other restorative practices, and consensus building.

I regularly handle dispute resolution involving school, community,  personal and court matters. After a thirty year career in federal natural resources and environmental law, my experience also embraces commercial disputes and includes extensive group facilitation and consensus building for private and public policy matters. My  dispute resolution training includes basic mediation and arbitration training and extensive specialized training in restorative justice and community conferencing with nationally recognized instructors.

I will be refreshing this web site with new material often. I hope you visit again and I welcome your questions and comments.

David T. Deal


    March 2015
    "Introduction to Restorative Justice," annual guest lecture for George Washington University Law Center alternative dispute resolution class.
    March 31, 2015

    Winter 2015
    With Episcopal clergy and Bureau of Prisons representatives commenced exploration of pilot project integrating restorative justice with existing prison mentoring program for inmates scheduled for community re-entry.
    January, 2015

    December 2014
    Served as facilitator at American Anthropological Association annual conference for process directed at guaging AAA members' views on Israel-Palestine tensions and the prospect of an AAA resolution endorsing a boycott of Israeli educational institutions.
    December 4, 2014

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