Mediation

I am a trained, certified and practicing mediator. Click to see my current Mediation 1-Pager.

My basic mediation training includes 40 hours under the instruction of J. Anderson Little, author of the American Bar Association’s best-selling Making Money Talk: How to Mediate Insured Claims and Other Monetary Disputes, and another 40 hours of training under the District of Columbia’s Multi-Door Program.

I am certified to mediate court-referred cases in Virginia. In the District of Columbia, where no certification requirement exists, I have satisfied the District of Columbia Multi-Door Program’s requirements. To maintain mediator eligibility for court-referred cases I participate in regular continuing education training including ethics in both Virginia and the District of Columbia.

In Virginia I have mediated court-referred small claims cases and community disputes under the aegis of the Northern Virginia Mediation Service (NVMS), a non-profit organization offering a wide range of dispute resolution services to the Northern Virginia community. In the District of Columbia I have mediated over 500 diverse, court-referred cases under the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Program and have served as a designated peer reviewer and mentor for the program’s Small Claims mediators. Affiliated with the DC-based Center for Dispute Settlement, I also mediate misdemeanors referred by the US Attorney’s Office as well as citizen-Metropolitan Police Department complaints.

I have served on mediator panels for the Inter-American Development Bank and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, participating in mostly workplace-related mediations.

As shown on my Restorative Justice page, I am also active on myriad mediation-type restorative justice fronts for which I have taken substantial specialized training and handled many cases, often involving sensitive gender and ethnic diversity issues.

As shown on my About Me page, I am an active member of several state and national dispute resolution-oriented professional organizations.

  • DEALWORK EVENTS

    Summer 2016
    Facilitated pre-final sentencing Victim Offender Conference for serious automobile accident-related case in Jefferson County, West Virginia Circuit Court case.
    July 21, 2016

    Spring 2016
    "Introduction to Restorative Justice," annual guest lecture for George Washington University Law Center alternative dispute resolution class.
    March 31, 2015

    Winter 2016
    Keynote presentation offender at Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky conference in Louisville, "Breaking the Chains That Bind: Restorative Justice, Prison, and Re-Entry Ministry."
    February 26-27, 2016

    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

    See All Events »