Professional Details

Robert J. McDonnell, MS APM
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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39 Alpine Drive
P.O. Box 87
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035-0087
973 709-0188
Fax: 973 709-0255


Description of Practice

Have a say in the outcome of your business dispute or divorce. Alliance Mediation Services’ diverse practice includes business, commercial, employment, divorce and family matters. Accredited Professional Mediator (APM). Past President of New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. Practitioner Member of Association for Conflict Resolution. Mediation is safe, affordable, less stressful and private. No-cost initial consultation to decide if mediation is the right alternative for your situation. Convenient hours and flexible locations.

Professional Background

Active practice in private dispute resolution practice since 2004. Mediation training in conflict management and divorce mediation at Rutgers University (2002) and with the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators. Continuing education and training through NJAPM, ACR, NJ Administrative Office of the Courts, NJ ICLE, and others. Past President of New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM). Former telecommunications executive with MS in Management and over 30 years experience dealing with business issues, policy development and issue resolution.


Robert has mediated hundreds of matters, including private divorce cases or civil cases for the New Jersey courts. He also serves as a mediator for the municipal courts in multiple NJ counties. He has mediated disputes for the EEOC, and is on the panel of security issue arbitrators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).


I believe that mediation should be less-stressful, less expensive, take less time, be informal and take place in a safe, private setting. For business issues, I use a facilitative approach, realizing that individuals know their situation best and I believe firmly in self-determination. I provide perspective and options, as appropriate. For family and divorce matters, because I am a father, step-father, grandfather and step-grandfather, I bring my life experiences and caring support - along with my training - to the mediation process. I understand the stress that accompanies the divorce process and make every effort to minimize these tensions.


No-cost initial consultation. Hourly fees and retainer are discussed and agreed upon. Consideration made for lower income families

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family
  • General
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Real Estate
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.