Since 1991, Dana Curtis has devoted her career as a lawyer to helping parties resolve their disputes efficiently, effectively and respectfully in mediation. She believes the quality of resolution reached in mediation, and of the mediation process, is as important to the parties as the fact of resolution. Dana’s experience includes:
Ms. Curtis is also a respected mediation teacher. She has facilitated hundreds of programs for law schools, businesses, court panels, private groups, bar associations and professional conferences throughout the United States and internationally. Ms. Curtis designed and co-taught the first appellate mediation trainings for California Courts of Appeal, in the First, Second and Third Appellate Districts and for appellate courts in Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, Minnesota and Washington, DC.<p>
Ms. Curtis’ teaching and mediation practice is informed by her strong academic experience, including as lecturer at Stanford Law School, where she taught Mediation and Negotiation Seminars for 10 years; as adjunct faculty at Santa Clara University School of Law, where she taught mediation between 1998 and 1997. In 2017, she returned to Santa Clara to direct the Conflict Resolution Program and teach mediation.