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Cindi LeBrett

Mudd Mediation has been serving the Idaho community for over 20 years. As the principle mediator, Cindi Le Brett has a diverse background in business, finance and public sector service including local government and community projects. She is a Certified Professional Mediator specializing in preventative mediation or complicated settlements for business partnerships, construction, family, child custody, special needs, addiction and restorative justice.

Cindi maintains an extensive network of experts including, legal professionals, accountants, mental health professionals, financial planners, wealth managers, trade and craftsmen available for reach-back consultation. If you are facing a challenging and complicated dispute, consider Mudd Mediation as the final stop on your path to resolution.


I have been a career banker since 1973 spending 26 years in banking. I have a construction lending background assisting parties acquiring construction loans, follow through during the build, construction draws and conversion to the permanent loan.

I became interested in mediation in the early 1990’s and completed my 40 hour basic in 1994. In 1998, I became the 162nd Certified Professional Mediator with the Idaho Mediation Association. My banking background has made property and assets based settlements a success for my mediation clients.

1997 to 2005
I contracted with a judge who allowed mediation to be a very prevalent process of the court. Honorable Judge Williamson and I petitioned the County Commissioners for a mediation budget. In 1998 I began contracting with Valley County mediating on a volume of 10 to 50 small claim cases per year. I have continued providing this service for over seven years; mediating over 150 small claims cases since the program began in 1998. In excess of 150 case hours for small claims.

I began a small business for Private Sector Mediation in 2005, and I am still serving clients through 2017, specializing in complex property/portfolio settlements, impasse cases that have received a judgement without a property settlement or business/partnership disputes and long running litigation cases requiring a final settlement. My Private Sector and Court Ordered case hours to date exceed 450 hours of mediation.

ADR Experience

Impasse Settlement, District Court Criminal Cases, Property and Assets Settlements, Child Custody, Family Law and Victim Offender and Small Claims Mediation.

Approach

Mediation is like a triathlon you would not enter a race without preparation and planning. Each party requires support to understand the work process, opportunity to select a Pro Se or a represented venue and the opportunity to realize the attributes of the mediation process. I explain and give examples of how parties can effectively engage in the work process of mediation. Discussion of legal representation is mandatory with Mudd Mediation LLC, as I require that all parties are represented or have their agreement reviewed by an attorney before cases are filed.

Education

Mediation/Communication Courses at 550 Hours

  • 1993 Idaho Mediation Association – Basic 40 Mediation
  • 1995 through present – Boise State University, Pepperdine University
  • 1995 through present – University of Idaho
  • 1999 at Washington Law School
  • 1995 through present – Idaho Mediation Association
  • 1998 Certified Professional Mediator

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Criminal
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Small Claims
  • Social Security
  • Transportation
  • Victim - Offender

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • Idaho Mediation Association (IMA)
  • AFM AP - ACR Acad. Family Mediators AP

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