Marta J. Papa

Marta J. Papa Marta J. Papa, Attorney at Law

Marta is the most experienced mediator in the St. Louis area, successfully completing over 2500 mediated divorces. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston and obtained a post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy Training from the prestigious Menninger Psychiatric Institute. She has extensive training in negotiation and divorce mediation, and is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Association of Missouri Mediators, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, and the Collaborative Family Law Association. Marta has taught Mediation, Dissolution of Marriage and Civil Litigation at Webster University and is currently adjunct faculty at St. Louis University in the Graduate School of Social Work. She also conducts family law mediation training seminars for lawyers, judges, and mental health professionals, as well as seminars for individuals considering divorce. Marta has published numerous articles on family law and mediation, and as a regular guest speaker at conferences, on television and on radio programs, Marta has helped establish mediation and collaborative law as an alternative to divorce litigation in the St. Louis area.  Marta was recently elected to “The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” by Martindale-Hubbell and her peers. The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register is limited to only the most distinguished law practices; those that have achieved the AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.  The “A” signifies the highest level of legal ability, while the “V” denotes “very high” adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.

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Articles and Video:

Business Mediation: A Better Way To Resolve Workplace Conflict (08/11/08)
In a situation where there is no process for eliminating conflict other than litigation, resentments build up and productivity plummets. Currently, we are seeing a trend toward solving conflict in the workplace through mediation rather than litigation or other more traditional methods of dispute resolution.