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This listing is a public service. Information is provided by the mediators listed and is not certified or approved by the Association of Missouri Mediators. We recommend you check the credentials and experience of the individual mediators. Each mediator has acknowledged a minimum of 16 hours of mediation training (MO Rule 17 - general) or 36 hours training (MO Rule 88 - domestic relations).

Categories of mediation included in this listing are: BM (business - contract, account, partner or organizational disputes), NM (community, neighborhood, restorative justice) XM (construction- building, remodeling, repair), CM (consumer mediation - account & credit disputes, retail complaints, warranty), SM (education- special ed, school relations, staff & student, peer mediation), EM (elder care, end of life, estate planning mediation), FM (family, divorce, custody, support, permanency planning), PM (personal injury - premises liability, motor vehicle, civil claims for assault, malpractice), WM (workplace - personnel disputes, discrimination), and "Other"

Mediators are listed alphabetically by city or nearest town for your convenience.

Kansas City Area

Nancy Brown, Lees Summit (816) 914-1663 dcresolution@gmail.com  BM NM CM WM Graduated Creighton Law School with an M.S. in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in 2013. Retired after completing 23 years in Federal law enforcement, with a total of 33 years Federal service.

Daniel Chadwick, Liberty (816) 797-4336 Dan@ChadwickADR.net   BM EM FM PM  I am a retired Missouri circuit judge with 16 plus years experience on the bench.  My "of counsel" practice with Swall, Hutchings & Associates in Liberty is focused on mediation and other types of dispute resolution, estate planning, probate, and real estate.  My mediation experience includes high-asset/high-conflict divorces, parenting plan mediations in divorce and paternity cases, adoptions, probate matters, and personal injury cases, among other types of disputes.  I am willing to travel to help resolve disputes.  www.ChadwickADR.net

James P. Donovan, Kansas City (913) 660-4815 jim@midamericanmediation.com  BM NM FM WM www.MidAmericaMediation.com I have a life-long history of private, public and not-for-profit services.  My ability to think outside the box, find the "win-win" and attend to the business at hand in an organized, well-rounded, professional and respectful way has garnered respect and adminiration among my peers.  I have a full service dispute resolution practice providing civil, domestic & family, government, neighborhood/community, construction, elder care, probate and HR/workplace services. 

Patricia Hagenah, Independence (816) 795-8890 patriciahagenah@sbcglobal.net FM EM BM CM I am an experienced family law mediator and attorney. I have mediated hundreds of family law matters involving divorce, child custody, parenting issues, child support and guardianship.  I believe mediation provides parents the best opportunity to come together to talk through their issues and work to create a positive environment where their children can thrive. I am a mediator on the Jackson County Family Court Child Custody Mediator Panel and with M.A.R.C.H. (Mediation Achieving Results for Children) Mediation program. Please visit www.hagenahmediation.com for more information.

Vickie M. Harris, Kansas City & Lees Summit (816) 797-2891 vickie.integrity@gmail.com  BM NM FM WM I have over 20 years of management, human resources, and employee relations experience with two Fortune 500 companies.  In this capacity, I also served as director of corporate diversity and inclusion.  I enjoy applying the skills from these positions to help resolve conflict between individuals, within families, and at workplaces. I believe that conflict resolution is where listening, logical thought, and empathy meet. Only then can participants have productive dialogue where solutions are mutually accepted.

M. Theresa Hupp, Kansas City (816) 452-3368 thupp1@sbcglobal.net BM PM WM I spent 17 years as an attonrey in the Hallmark Cards Legal Division, litigating and counseling managers on employment, ERISA, trademark, personal injuiry, intellectual property, and business issues. I also have 10 years experience as a human resources director at Hallmark, managing employee relations, staffing, compensation, benefits, and workforce planning. I directed an employee dispute resolution process at Hallmark. I have spent the past 5 years as a mediator in Missouri courts.

Peggy Lukken, Kansas City (913) 638-6350 peggy@cottagemediation.com SM EM FM BM CM and animal related disputes  I am also qualifed as a mediator of special education disputes and listed with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  As a conflict specialist, my primary focus is on facilitative mediation in domestic and civil disputes. For more information visit www.cottagemediation.com

Annette Lantz-Simmons,Kansas City, MO (816) 461-8255  talklistenrestore@yahoo.com   NM SM FM WM

James R. Mueller, Kansas City, MO (816)410-4600  jmueller@sbg-law.com  I have practiced law for 40 years with an emphasis on estate and trust administration, real estate and general business. I have been involved in numerous estate and trust administration disputes, some of which involved litigation going to the appellate or state supreme court level. My emphasis is on mediation of disputes involving estate and trust administration, will contests, beneficiary conflicts and fiduciary duties. My desire is to facilitate resolution of such disputes in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Kathy Robinson, Independence, Kansas City & Liberty (816) 252-8000  kronbinson190@comcast.net  FM WM I have proudly served as a family law attorney / mediator for Clay County Court Services for over 12 years. I enjoy helping families and children maintain hope and make the best out of difficult circumstances. Cornerstones of my practice include respect for participants and accommodating scheduling needs, including quick scheduling and agreement turnaround time, when necessary, within reason. I particularly enjoy working with diverse populations and work hard to respect the intricacies of diversity in mediation. My background includes undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology, a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution, previous service as the Director of Mediation Services at UMKC, an AmeriCorps attorney / mediator / trainer in a domestic violence program, and I currently conduct informal resolution of employee benefit ERISA violations and public/employer education and outreach with the US Department of Labor. My mediation experience also includes workplace, USPS REDRESS, victim offender, and parent adolescent. I serve currently as a board member for the Association of Missouri Mediators and previously with the Heartland Mediators' Association.

Don Shanks Kansas City (816) 298-6250 info@dshankslaw.com BM, NM, EM, FM I provide mediation services in a broad range of conflict areas, in particular where ongoing relationships of family (including elders), community, church and business are factors. This corresponds to my experience of over 35 years of private law practice which is now limited to family and criminal matters and previously (more than 15 years) devoted to international trade and investment. For more information please visit www.dshankslaw.com and call to discuss the mediation process. Willing to travel up to 75 miles for mediations.

Shannon A. Sorenson  Kansas City metro (816) 363-5466  s.sorensen@wbbdlaw.com  FM  I am in private practice, exclusively in the area of family law.  As an attorney and in my personal experience, it has been my experience that mediation is the best choice for families.  Mediation is hard work, and I am willing to put forth the effort and work for the benefit of families to resolve custody, visitation, support and property division issues. www.wbbdlaw.com

Angela Sullivan, Lees Summit, MO  (816) 229-2760 achanges@sbcglobal.net  EM FM PM WM  Mediation allows both parties to remain in control of the process.  As a mediator, I do not impose decisions on either party, but rather help the individuals to organize and prioritize what is most important to each individual.  Please see my website at www.healthychangescounseling.com for more information. 

Melissa Turner, Greater KC, Clay, Jackson, Platte Counties, (913)586-4645, Melissa@childfocusedsolutions.com NM, FM  I look forward to working with your family by offering cost-effective, goal-oriented, alternative court options. Whether you are in the process of separation, divorce or post-divorce, together we will develop a creative plan and parenting schedule that fits for your children's needs. Services offered through Child-Focused Solutions LLC: Parenting Coordination, Mediation, Co Parenting Education and Counseling, High Conflict Diversion and Supervised Visitation Facilitation.

ElGene Ver Dught Independence, MO  (816) 836-4141 ElGene@aol.com

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