Practitioner Mediator

Practitioner MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 50 cases for at least 200 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..

Steve Forrer, Ph.D.

Steve is an approved mediator in Maryland. He is on several District and Circuit Court mediator rosters to include Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties. For the Maryland District Court system Steve is an approved in the pretrial and day of trial programs.His practice serves the Western and Eastern Shores of Maryland to include Annapolis, Easton, Cambridge, Kent Island, Salisbury, Chestertown, and Denton.

Steve has completed training in basic, child access, financial and martial property mediation. He is a member of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence and The Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution. He recently served as a judge for The American Bar Association Negotiation Regional Competition sponsored by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Steve has been actively consulting in the area of leadership development, conflict resolution, business acumen and organizational career development for over 40 years. Clients have included Boeing, British Petroleum, Glaxo-Welcome, Corning, IRS, and United Technologies to name a few. Over the years Steve has worked with thousands of managers and employees. He has written extensively on career development and leadership topics. He has consulted with multinational companies in China, Taiwan, Japan and UK. He has traveled extensively, recently visiting Tibet.

Steve was Dean and Vice Chancellor of University of Maryland University College where he acted as chief academic and administrative officer for all credit and non-credit programs.

Steve is a private pilot, fly fishing enthusiast and lives with his wife in Easton, MD. They have three grown daughters, seven grandchildren, and a yellow lab. Steve has B.A. from Gettysburg College, M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park and M.B.A. from George Washington University.


B.A. from Gettysburg College

M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Maryland, College Park

M.B.A. from George Washington University.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • General
  • Labor - Management
  • Marital Mediation
  • Non Profits
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Pet Mediation
  • Real Estate
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Technology
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Staff Developer
  • Strategic Planning

Fees and Provisos

Mediation is billed by the hour and is usually split 50/50 between parties. Two weeks prior to the first session, a 50% deposit is required. DMS charges $250 per hour for private mediation. If court referred, the fee is determined by the Court and can range from $200 to $260 per hour.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • MCDR - Maryland Council For DR

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