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3818 NW 26th Avenue
Camas, WA 98607
Description of Practice
Mediator with over 35 years experience in government and private sector finances and management, including construction, small business, and real estate. Eleven years of Mediation experience in construction, divorce, employment and business disputes.
I have spent many years working with the Alaska Court System, as well as a number of other careers I helped to start the small claims mediation program in the Anchorage District Court. I have had the opportunity to see first hand the qualitative benefits of mediation, as compared to a judge-decided cases.
Over 200 mediations, including construction contracts, general civil disputes, labor/management issues, divorce, custody, victim/offender, parent/adolescent
B.S. from Yale University, MBA from Stanford University
|1998||Jim Melamed||Civil and Workplace Mediation 30 hours|
|1998||Kris Conquergood||Victim-Offender Mediation 24 hours|
|1999||Kris Conquergood||Parent-Adolescent Mediation 8 hours|
|2001||US Postal Service||Advanced Mediation Skills 20 hours|
My approach to mediation places an emphasis on each of the parties doing their work in the mediation process. I am not there to tell them how to settle the case, but rather to facilitate their better understanding of each other and their perspectives of the issues. I generally utilize an interest-based approach to mediation, whereby I assist the parties to find a common ground in their mutual interests. I also enjoy the transformative mediation process, in which the parties are given even more responsibility for the outcome, and develop personal skills to deal with conflict in the future.
I generally charge $500 for a half day mediation session, and $150/hour for additional hours. For for domestic cases, I typically charge $120/hour, with no minimum. Payment for domestic cases is collected at each mediation session.
I have been successful in helping many individuals and organizations to resolving their disputes. I enjoy this work and believe it is the best solution for resolving conflict issues.
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family (5 mediated)
- Business (50 mediated)
- Civil (general) (30 mediated)
- Construction (15 mediated)
- Contracts (10 mediated)
- Divorce (all issues) (30 mediated)
- Divorce (parenting) (10 mediated)
- EEOC (30 mediated)
- Employment (10 mediated)
- Family (5 mediated)
- Foreclosure (40 mediated)
- Labor - Management (5 mediated)
- Landlord - Tenant (15 mediated)
- Organizational (4 mediated)
- Postal Service (20 mediated)
- Professional Fees (5 mediated)
- Real Estate (15 mediated)
- Workplace (15 mediated)
- Mediation Consultant
- Online Mediator