Professional Details

Patricia J. Donahue, JD
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

PJD Mediation, LLC

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2801 Youngfield St.
Suite 300
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 919-3553


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
ATTORNEY-MEDIATOR dedicated to helping people reach workable and reasonable solutions to their conflicts without going to court. I provide conflict resolution services for all family issues including divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, and post divorce matters.

Professional Background

1997: Graduated with honors from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN. 1998 to present: Attorney-Mediator specializing in the area of family law. 1987: Graduate of the University of Akron, Akron, OH; Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. 2013: Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.


Advanced training in mediation and collaborative law; experience with all types of domestic/family issues; juvenile/offender issues; Dependency and Neglect cases, and small claims issues. I mediate on average, between 300 and 400 cases per year.


1987, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 1997, Juris Doctor (JD) 2013, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
4-15-16    CO State Court Administrator's Office    Mediating Domestic Relations Cases in Colorado courts (8)
3-11-16    MDICCC    Substance Abuse: Domestic Relations Cases (8)
10-14, 15, 16-2015    Judy Mares Dixon     Advnaced Dispute Resolution Seminar (24)
4-17-2015    Coloado Bar Association    Maintenance: Judicial Perspective (1)
12-05-2014    CLECI    Famly Law Institute:Advanced (8)
2-28-2014    AFCC    Family Law: Detriment to CRT (7)
10-31-2013    CLECI    ADR Conference (6)
3-22-2013    BIDCC    Children Resist Sep (8)
11-21-2014    Colorado Bar Assoication    When PCDM goes too far (1)
3-3-2012    CASADE    CASA Collaborative Training (6)
8-8 to 28-2003    Colorado Bar Association CLE    Divorce Mediation Training (27)
2005    Arapahoe County Victim Offender Program    Victim Offender Mediation Training (40)
9-10-2004    CCMO    Communication Skills (8)
7-20-2004    Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals    Collaborative Family Law (7)
11-13-2002    Coloado Bar Association    Parental Responsibilities (11)
80802003    CLECI    Divo Media (27)
04-29-2016    Domestic Violence: Trauma on Children    Boulder IDC (7)
11-11-2016    Boulder IDC    Family Intervention (7)


I have a practical and compassionate approach to dispute resolution. Each person needs to be heard and needs to be treated fairly during the process. People also want to reach a resolution. As an attorney and a mediator I have the skills and legal knowledge to help people obtain workable solutions that resolve their disputes.


My current rate is $100 per party per hour.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family (2,400 mediated)
  • Community (60 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (2,400 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (2,400 mediated)
  • Family (2,400 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (10 mediated)
  • Victim - Offender (5 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Arbitrator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.