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's required standards of mediation practice.Featured Member

Sherry Ann Bruckner

An experienced coach, mediator, speaker, and trainer, licensed attorney Sherry Ann Bruckner believes in the transformational power of clarity, compassion, curiosity, and cribbage. She uses the first three to help you engage in a more constructive conversations.

A graduate of Hamline University CLA and William Mitchell College of Law, Sherry serves on the Minnesota Supreme Rule 114 List of Qualified Neutrals.

As an experienced mediator, who practiced civil and family law for nearly twenty years, she witnesses the time, money, emotional energy exhausted in litigation, and understands the long-term damage to relationships when you avoid important conversations.

Sherry has served as an adjunct law professor, a diversity and inclusion trainer and studied conflict resolution at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School in Jerusalem.

Clients also benefit from her certification through the Brave Thinking Institute as a Transformational Coach and Life Mastery Consultant.

ADR Experience

Although she remembers helping people understand each other as early as early as fifth grade, Sherry’s first official mediations took place at the Ramsey County courthouse in St. Paul back in 1998.
A licensed attorney, Sherry has served as a mediator on business, family, and organizational matters ranging from aging parents, custody and contracts to bias, discrimination, and employment termination.


You have a reason for feeling what you feel, doing what you do, and thinking what you think.
When you focus on the past, you sometimes go around and around and stay stuck. Sherry clarifies what you wish to create and where you wish to go. She helps you bridge the gap from where you are now to where you wish to be.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Community
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Evictions
  • Family
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Police
  • Prenuptial
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Strategic Planning

Fees and Provisos

Coaching, mediation, facilitated conversation, and restorative circle fees begin at $300 per hour. Keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and training fees vary.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • MBB - Mediators Beyond Borders
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

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