Debra Oliver has been a mediator and trainer since 1989. She has mediated over one thousand cases in three states: New Mexico, Texas and Arizona, logging over 7,000 hours at the mediation table. She serves a variety of businesses and state agencies, as well as a substantial family clientele, with an overall successful settlement ratio of 98%. Debra has mediated a wide array of cases for District Courts, including business, real estate, personal injury, workplace, community crises, land grant disputes, probate cases and divorce. Additionally, Debra has worked with a number of law enforcement agencies and municipalities, providing training and community dialogue services around a number of public safety and community-interest issues.
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Mediation: Centerpiece of World Recovery
This articles examines the future of mediation as a tool for global improvement. There are a variety of venues where mediation might prove to be the only answer for entrenched conflict.
The Drama of Mediation
Debra discovered mediation in 1989 and knew she had found her calling. She handles complex and eventful cases many mediators only dream of - including situations like that portrayed in Robert Redford's film, The Milagro Bean Field War. From mediating with gang membes and police offices to handling explosive divorce cases, her's is an exciting and fulfilling practice.
Is Mediation Ready for Primetime?
Claudio Ruben and Charles Fox both took mediation training, a mediator and trainer of 23 years. Years later, they hooked up to create a one-hour television drama about a very robust full-service mediation firm located in colorful Santa Fe, New Mexico.