Professional Details

Pete W. Desrochers
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9505 Clublands Dr.
Johns Creek, GA 30022


Description of Practice

The Negotiators’ sole purpose is to save you the time, money and grief of having to go to court. We provide a safe, constructive forum to help you resolve your personal or professional disputes. Our friendly conflict management practitioners are highly experienced, and extremely well trained. Together we can help you determine your own future, instead of a judge or jury. We are a mediation and negotiations firm based in metro Atlanta.

Professional Background

Pete spent his early years as a broadcast journalist and foreign correspondent. Upon returning home, he worked for 15 years with a national telephone company, specializing in communications and international negotiations. During that time he also established an Office of the Ombusdman, handling employee grievances and corporate disputes. Here is where Pete found his true passion - helping others resolve their problems. He returned to the international arena, then eventually settled in Atlanta, where he created The Negotiators and focussed more on family issues. Pete always maintained his journalistic ties. "Pete's Place" was a syndicated column about people, emotions and social behavior that ran for 18 years.


Pete Desrochers has been a mediator and negotiator for over nine years on four continents. International mediations focussed primarily on trade agreements and world literacy. To practice in Georgia, he trained at the Justice Center, Atlanta Divorce Mediators Inc. and ICLE University of Georgia. He is registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and is a member of the Collaborative Law Society. Pete is also an accomplished divorce mediator. Pete mediates for the judicial courts for the counties of Fulton, Cobb and Clayton, as well as for the Third Administrative Court District in Columbus. He was appointed as an independent mediator for the Justice Center itself.


Family mediation and corporate mediation are very different. The Negotiators' corporate clients are taught that most parties overestimate the strength of their own positions and that facts do not cease to exist simply because they are ignored. In family or divorce mediation, people can be easily overwhelmed by love, anger, fear, disappointment and the prospect of change. These issues must be addressed as well if there is to be a lasting mediated divorce agreement. Pete believes that gentleness comes from strength and trust comes from compassion. He is known to provide a "safe", friendly, professional environment to resolve disputes.

Other Information

The Negotiators has grown to an 8 member firm, comprised of mediators Pete Desrochers considers among the very best, anywhere. Bios and photos of everyone can be found on The Negotiators website. With offices in North Carolina and Georgia, they serve clients nationally, although their core values are local families and local businesses.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business (85 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (75 mediated)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction (8 mediated)
  • Contracts (3 mediated)
  • Criminal (5 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural (8 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (60 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (45 mediated)
  • Education (5 mediated)
  • EEOC (45 mediated)
  • Elder (3 mediated)
  • Employment (25 mediated)
  • Entertainment (10 mediated)
  • Estate Planning
  • Family (15 mediated)
  • General (50 mediated)
  • Intellectual Property (4 mediated)
  • International (15 mediated)
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant (40 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation (30 mediated)
  • Native American (4 mediated)
  • Online Mediation (8 mediated)
  • Police (5 mediated)
  • Probate (25 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (10 mediated)
  • Real Estate (20 mediated)
  • Victim - Offender (80 mediated)
  • Workplace (55 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Ombud
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Staff Developer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator


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