John Wofford
John Wofford

Senior Mediator

Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to Mediate.com's required standards of mediation practice.

John Wofford

Mediation, arbitration, facilitation, special master, case evaluation, organizational consulting and other dispute resolution services in a wide range of subject areas, including banking, commercial, construction, development, employment, environment, estate, family business and other family enterprises, insurance, intellectual property, organizations (within, between and among), personal injury, public policy, real estate, title, transportation and workouts. Both two-party and multi-party. Use all tools of facilitation, coaching, evaluation, directive mediation. On dispute resolution panels of Mediation Works, Inc., Boston (MWI); Boston Law Collaborative – Employment Panel, Boston (BLC); Real Estate Bar Association Dispute Resolution, Boston (REBA-DR); MA Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC), Boston; US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Tucson AZ. Recipient in 2010 of “Spirit of Mediation” Award from community mediation program for 16 years on its board of directors and over 40 years of consensus-building in Boston. Recipient in 2004 of “History Makers Award, Innovation in Historic City-Building” for civic participation in major development issues. Co-chair in 2009, 2010, and 2011 of MA Continuing Legal Education “Annual Conference on ADR and the Law.”


Law clerk, US District Court for the District of Columbia (1962-64); Staff Assistant, Community Action Program, US Office of Economic Opportunity (1964-66); Fellow and Associate Director, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School (1966-69); Director, Boston Transportation Planning Review (1970-73); Associate Commissioner, MA Dept of Public Works (1972-74); Director, Central Transportation Planning Staff for the Boston Region (1974-77); Deputy General Counsel, US Dept of Transportation (1977-79); Associate and Partner, real estate department, Csaplar & Bok, Boston (1979-86); Senior mediator, Endispute In, Boston. (1987-93); independent dispute resolution practitioner, Cambridge, MA (1993-present).

ADR Experience

Have resolved over 500 matters in mediation, arbitration and facilitation in a wide range of types of disputes (see section on Areas of Practice) from 1987 to the present. Mediation, arbitration, facilitation, special master, case evaluation, organizational consulting and other dispute resolution services in a wide range of subject areas, including banking, commercial, construction, development, employment, environment, estate, family business and other family enterprises, insurance, intellectual property, malpractice, organizations (within, between and among), personal injury, public policy, real estate, title, transportation and workouts. Both two-party and multi-party. Use all tools of facilitation, coaching, evaluation, directive mediation. On dispute resolution panels of Mediation Works, Inc., Boston (MWI); Boston Law Collaborative – Employment Panel, Boston (BLC); Real Estate Bar Association Dispute Resolution, Boston (REBA-DR); MA Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC), Boston. Recipient in 2010 of “Spirit of Mediation” Award from community mediation program for 16 years on its board of directors and over 40 years of consensus-building in Boston. Recipient in 2004 of “History Makers Award, Innovation in Historic City-Building” for civic participation in major development issues. Co-chair in 2009, 2010, and 2011 of MA Continuing Legal Education “Annual Conference on ADR and the Law.”

Approach

My approach as a mediator is to use a variety of tools to help the parties settle – facilitation, coaching, evaluation, risk analysis, development of new options and realistically confronting choices. My approach as an arbitrator is to decide the case impartially and expeditiously. Disputes I handle tend to be highly charged and/or complex, including both two-party and multi-party. I draw on my past positions as partner in a law firm, administrator in state and federal government and university, board member of non-profit organizations, and consensus builder in public policy arenas for nearly 40 years.

Education

BA Harvard College; LL.B Harvard Law School; BA and MA, Oxford University, England (Rhodes Scholar).

Areas Of Practice

  • Environmental
  • Securities
  • Engineering
  • Health Care
  • Estate Planning
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family
  • General
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Trust Management
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Automotive
  • EEOC
  • Postal Service
  • Police
  • LGBTQ
  • Cross Cultural
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Organizational
  • Workplace
  • Partnership
  • Art
  • Elder
  • Probate
  • Technology
  • Franchise
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Adult Family
  • Natural Resources
  • Foreclosure
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Congregational
  • Patent

Additional Services

  • Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediator

Fees and Provisos

Available on request.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • USIECR - US Inst. for Environmental CR

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