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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

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    Spring 2014
    "Restorative Justice Training," augmenting Fall 2013 training, scheduled to offer a 3rd round of restorative justice training and a 1st round of classroom circle training for selected Loudoun County, VA school professionals and school administrators.
    May and June 2014

    April 2014
    "Introduction to Restorative Justice," annual guest lecture for George Washington University Law Center alternative dispute resolution class.
    April 1, 2014

    March 2014
    "Mediation Best Practices," presented "Mediator Best Practices Backgrounder" and moderated multi-discipline panel of experts, Virginia Mediation Network Spring Conference, Richmond, VA.
    March 1, 2014

    September 2013
    Fairfax County Virginia's Integrated Restorative Justice Program," paper presented to International Institute for Restorative Practices highlighting emergence of cutting edge integrated, multi-agency juvenile restorative justice program.
    September 27, 2013

    Fall 2013
    "Restorative Justice Facilitator Training," trained 2 flights of professionals selected to facilitate cases for the Loudoun County Public School's new restorative restorative justice program.
    Fall 2013

    April 2013
    "Re-Entry: Beyond the Bars and Barriers, Supporting Successful Re-entry for Returning Citizens," leadoff presenter at a conference organized by the Washington National Cathedral, Wesley Theological Seminary, Howard School of Divinity, and The Disciples Justice Action Network, Washington, DC.
    April 19-20, 2013

    March 2013
    "Restorative Justice Applications in Our Community and Yours." presented by Dave Deal, Bill Casey and MJ Scheer, webinar archived at
    March 21, 2013

    March 2013
    Mediation Process Training, CDR Associates Training for Inter-Association Development Bank,served as role play coach.
    March 4-8, 2013

    January 2012
    "Introduction to Restorative Justice," presented by Dave Deal and Bill Casey, Northern Virginia Ethical Society, Vienna, Virginia
    January 29, 2012

    June 2011
    "School-Based Restorative Justice: Ten Lessons Learned," presented by Dave Deal at 3rd National Conference on Restorative Justice, Raleigh, NC
    June 8-10, 2011

    July 2010
    "Stretch Your Mediation Wings" published in "VA ADR", the Newsletter of the Virginia State Bar ADR Subcommittee
    November 2010