David Hoffman describes how his family background contributed to his social values and his tendency to be conflict avoidant.
David A. Hoffman is a mediator, arbitrator, and Collaborative Law attorney at Boston Law Collaborative, LLC. He is past chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and co-chair of the Section’s Collaborative Law Committee. He teaches the Mediation course at Harvard Law School, where he is the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law. He is the co-editor (with Daniel Bowling) of Bringing Peace into the Room: How the Personal Qualities of the Mediator Impact the Process of Conflict Resolution (Jossey Bass 2003).