Associate Mediator

Associate MediatorThis mediator has at least 40 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 10 cases for at least 40 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice..

Karen Crosby


Legal experience with cases involving contracts, business, construction, permits, land use, real estate, administrative law, government/municipal, injury, ,landlord/tennant, mortgages, consumer affairs, education, trusts, conservatorships, elder care, and many other areas.

Attorney for more than 25 years with legal practice experience in both private and government practice, negotiations, transactions and litigation experience. Experienced in administrative and government policy, practices and procedures.

ADR Experience

Legal mediation experience both private and with the courts.
Community mediation and facilitation.
Member of the Congress of Neutrals
Certificated Professional Mediation Training (over 100 hours).
Humboldt County Community Mediation Training.
Served on the Humboldt County Mediation Board of Directors


It is essential that all parties have a clear understanding of the issues in dispute. I strive to give the parties tools they can use to problem solve and come to resolution on their own when possible. I encourage the examination of other impacts and consequences not related to legal rules or proceedings that influence the outcome and position of the parties. Relationships, reputations, along with personal and business dealings can all improve with improved communication skills.


1988 Juris Doctor From University of Santa Clara
1989 Member of the California State Bar
1985 BA Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
2009 Mediation Certificate from Professional Mediation Associates

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Contracts
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Real Estate
  • Trust Management

Additional Services

  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Representational Lawyer

Fees and Provisos

From $200 to $300 per hour, depending on the complexity and number of parties and whether written briefs or written decision is required. Time estimate given after completion of factual summary statement.
Adjusted fee for community mediation available.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

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