Professional Details

Edward Blumstein
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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1528 Walnut Street
Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fax: 215-790-1988


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Mediates family, divorce, custody, economic issues. Trains legal and mental-health professionals to become mediators. Trains mediators. Mediates business, real estate, workplace disputes. Arbitrates and handles other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, especially in ADR.

Professional Background

Attorney for 50 years, mediator for more than 30 years.


Ed works as a mediator in family practice and in other areas of practice, including but not limited to Postal Service, Transportation Security Administration, National Archives, ADA mediation for Key Bridge Foundation (US Justice Department, EEOC.


BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. JD from Temple University School of Law.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1982    Family Mediation Association    40 hours
1983-present    AFM, SPIDR, ACR meetings    100 hours +
1983-present    Continuing education     20 hours annually
2000-present    ADA Mediation trainings    40 hours
2000-present    Postal Service trainings    40 hours


Eclectic. I use facilitative and transformative skills when appropriate.


Fixed hourly fees.

Other Information

I received my initial 40 hour training in 1982 from Sara Greeb and Martin Kranitz. From the mid- 80's to date I have attended almost every AFM, SPIDR, and ACR meetings. I have attended at least 2 Family Section (ACR) summer meetings. I have taken Transformative Mediation training with the Postal Service. (REDRESS) I am a postal service mediator. I have taken ADA training- two days, with Key Bridge and am an ADA mediator with them (Peder Madia). I have attended numerous workshops and have given workshops and 40 and 20 hour basic and advanced training programs since 1982. I created the first law school program in the US, ( 1994) in which, we trained (24 hours)and brought 3rd year law students in Phila Family court to mediate custody cases over a 14 week semester. I taught that course for 12 years. I don't have specific dates for my training. . I received the Sir Frances Bacon award from the Pa Bar Association, three years ago, recognizing my work as a mediator and my efforts to advance mediation in Pa. I am listed in Best Lawyers in America as a "Best" mediator.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (15 mediated)
  • Business (50 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (50 mediated)
  • Commercial (50 mediated)
  • Contracts (50 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (1,100 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (750 mediated)
  • EEOC (10 mediated)
  • Employment (50 mediated)
  • Family (1,000 mediated)
  • LGBT (20 mediated)
  • Partnership (10 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (20 mediated)
  • Postal Service (40 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (10 mediated)
  • Real Estate (10 mediated)
  • Workplace (10 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator


Jim Melamed Michael Lang Michael Williams ACR Steve Abel ACR Ken Nueman ACR Nina Meierding ACR Arnie Shienvold ACR Robert Benjamin ACR Sally Pope ACR Joseph Folger ACR/Temple University

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.