Attorney at Law and Mediator
Lynn MacBeth is recognized locally and nationally as a leading conflict mediator. Her practice focuses on workplace, family, business, and liability cases. She holds the designation of Advanced Practitioner, and is a provider of Basic Family Mediation Training approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution in Washington, D.C. Lynn MacBeth leads training and skills workshops around the country and in Pittsburgh. Lynn MacBeth is a Generations Mediator (the court-mandated custody program of the Allegheny County Court), Federal Court Mediator, a U.S. Postal Service Mediator, a Bankruptcy Court Mediator, and a Mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Increasingly, parties involved in lawsuits are discovering that this method of resolving issues saves money, time, stress, and attorneys' fees, and preserves working relationships. Lynn MacBeth accepts private cases involving insurance claims, business disputes, family issues, workplace disputes, personal injury and product liability, professional liability, and intellectual property.
Clients are guided and informed to understand issues and decisions, while maintaining control of the process and all decisions. Lynn MacBeth uses the Transformative and Facilitative styles of mediation and, where appropriate, a directive style. This means she is committed to client self-determination, neutrality, confidentiality, and a mediation process that is respectful and empowering while assisting parties in reaching a settlement that works for both sides.
Lynn MacBeth's practice includes management of divorce, business, civil and family and workplace conflicts. She has extensive experience handling complex legal and financial issues in the courtroom and in mediation. Lynn MacBeth has mediated over 3,000 cases. She obtained her B.A. in English from Chatham University and her juris doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Lynn MacBeth is a past Officer and Director of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania and Editor of Mediation News. She is an Advanced Practitioner and her Mediation Training is approved by of the Association for Conflict Resolution and holds a Certificate in Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Institute of New England. In addition she has served as Opinion Editor of the Pittsburgh Legal Journal, columnist for The Lawyer's Journal, and elected member of the Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Assn. An adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law,she also presents workshops in Mediation practice and theory for the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution Academy of Family Mediators,the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Washington County Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, McKean County Court of Common Pleas, Greene County Court of Common Pleas, Venango County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County, Beaver County Bar Association, and. Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Collaborative Lawyers, and other venues. Sample topics have included:
Who's Ready for Mediation: Assessment and Intervention for Client Readiness
Break On Through To the Other Side: Resolving Conflict Through Mediation
ADR in the Millenium
Mediation for Estate and Probate Practitioners
Broadening the Construct of Family: A Diversity Approach to Mediation.
The Language of Transformative Mediation Advocacy and Ethics in Mediation (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
Basic Mediation Training (40-hour) ACR Approved
Casting a Wider Net: Developing Mediator Tolerance for Diverse Personalities
Mediation and Collaborative Negotiation (a Mediation Workshop for Collaborative Lawyers)
Lynn Macbeth has appeared on television and in workshops across the country speaking on legal and mediation issues.
Hourly rate negotiable. Group and flat rates available.
E-mail or call for information. Specify basic information about dispute.
Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Suite 1805 Law & Finance Building, 426 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2207. Phone: 412-303-2505 LynnMacBeth@yahoo.com
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