Professional Details

Jonathan Kaufmann
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Law Offices of Jonathan E Kaufmann, PLLC

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11800 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 320
Reston, VA 20191
Fax: 703-264-1000


Description of Practice

Mr. Kaufmann has been practicing as a certified mediator, facilitator and arbitrator for more then 30 years. Specialized mediation areas include divorce, employment, business, labor relations. Has mediated more than 1800 cases. Goals-provide prompt,reasonably priced and impartial services; Administrative Judge-Employment Field Arbitrator-Divorce; Labor Relations Oganizational facilitation-works with organizations to get at the root causes of conflict and then helps resolve the concerns; Coaching: Coaches managers and employees in various ways to improve their effectiveness in the workplace. Facilitate Legal Settlements- See below Trains mediators

Professional Background

BS-Cornell University JD-American University Member-Virginia Bar Certified Mediator-Virginia Mediator-EEOC mediation program Administrative Judge-EEOC (Contract basis) Chairman-AARP Grievance Board Former Chair- GAO Personnel Appeals Board Member- Arbitration Panels including American Arbitration Administration; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.


Private Practice since 1981. Over 35-years experience; more then 1800 mediation cases handled DIVORCE cases-More then 1000, all aspects including custody, support,property, taxes, pension, debt; drafts agreements. Most cases resolved in 2-3 sessions. EMPLOYMENT cases- more then 600; all types of disputes-private and Federal sector; considerable experience with complex and controversial cases.


BS-Cornell University JD-American University


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
5-13-13    Jonathan E. Kaufmann    Art of Questions-Advanced mediation
8-6-13    Jonathan E. Kaufmann    Harassment Law Case Theory
10-1-12    Jonathan E. Kaufmann    The Limits of Rationality-Effective Conversations with Difficult Individuals


Familiar and uses all types of mediation approaches including facilitative, Transformative; interest based; evaluative. Tries to help parties find solutions they want. Does this by encouraging each person's participation and identifying concerns. Prefers to work with parties in the room together; can effectively use caucus when needed. Experienced in handling large dollar settlements.


DIVORCE Mediation services-$375 per hour; Agreements- $975 flat fee. 1/2 half hour free phone consultation EMPLOYMENT - LABOR RELATIONS Mediation services-$225 per hour; $1250 per day. Faciliatation/Coaching: $225 per hour BUSINESS Mediation services-Tailored to dispute. AMERICAN EXPRESS, VISA and MASTERCARD accepted

Other Information

Highly experienced-Connects with many types of people; flexible approach and focuses on parties' expressed needs and concerns. Helps parties find solutions in almost every case. Most Divorce mediation cases completed in 5 hours or less.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (30 mediated)
  • Business (15 mediated)
  • Commercial
  • Divorce (all issues) (1,200 mediated)
  • EEOC (50 mediated)
  • Employment (800 mediated)
  • Labor - Management (60 mediated)
  • Organizational (30 mediated)
  • Postal Service (15 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.


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