About Donna Duquette 

Donna Duquette is a mediator, attorney, and teacher. Her full-time mediation practice is devoted to mediation for separation and divorce and other family issues.

Donna served as the 2013 and 2014 President of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR), a statewide professional organization of mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners. She has taught conflict resolution courses at the University of Maryland, College Park, and has given presentations on conflict resolution topics to a wide variety of governmental, religious, and educational organizations. She has presented on conflict resolution and mediation topics at national and regional conferences.

Donna also has special training in divorce mediation, elder/adult family mediation, conflict coaching, Nonviolent Communication, community mediation, and community conferencing (a form of victim/offender mediation). She has served as a mediator and trainer for the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County.

Donna received her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School and is a member of the Bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in special education from the University of Michigan and has extensive experience working with special needs children.

Donna served on the 2007–2011 Board of Trustees of the Washington Ethical Society. She is the mother of three children.

Donna is a MCDR certified mediator, having demonstrated “the highest standards of practice” as stipulated by the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution. Donna is also a member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM). 



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