Juliana E. Birkhoff Ph.D.
Juliana E. Birkhoff   Ph.D.

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.

Juliana E. Birkhoff Ph.D.

Juliana Birkhoff is an experienced mediator, facilitator, dispute resolution trainer, and scholar. She has mediated workplace, landlord/tenant, and other community disputes. As a facilitator she has worked with federal, state, and local level government as well as grassroots and public interest groups. She has participated in designing and conducting a wide variety of intervention and has trained individuals and groups to negotiate, problem solve, and manage conflicts.

Juliana E. Birkhoff has worked as a mediator and faciliator as a sole proprietor, for universities and for non-profit organizations. She currently bases her practice from Sacramento, CA.

ADR Experience

2013 – 2018 Birkhoff and Associates, President
2015 – 2017 Center for Collaborative Policy, California State University, Sacramento
2009 – 2013 RESOLVE, Vice President for Collaborative Practice
2007 – 2009 Consensus Building Institute, Senior Mediator
2002 – 2007 RESOLVE, Senior Mediator
2000 – 2002 Self Employed, Mediator
1998 – 2000 The Center for Research and Education, RESOLVE, Director
1993 – 1998 Self Employed, Mediator


Dr. Birkhoff combines her theoretical understanding, research experience, and group learning and collaboration skills to flexibly respond to complex group planning, problem solving and decision making challenges. She works with parties to ensure that collaboration achieves clear outcomes and includes capacity building for future challenges.


Doctor of Philosophy, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. 2000

Master of Science, Conflict Management, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. 1986
Course work in the Harvard Negotiation Project, Romance Languages, and International Studies. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 1982-1984

Bachelor of Science, Social Sciences, Major – Nonviolent Conflict and Change, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. 1982

Areas Of Practice

  • Environmental
  • Land Use
  • Organizational
  • Public Policy
  • Technology

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

Dr. Birkhoff’s normal fee for mediation and facilitation is $150.
This includes indirect and overhead costs.
Training and coaching fees are negotiable.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

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