Professional Details

Andrea Braeutigam
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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9249 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 380-7295

Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Andrea Braeutigam is a Seattle-based an online mediator with experience in mediation, conflict intervention, coaching, and facilitation in many contexts.

Andrea works in agriculture, natural resources, housing, lending, foreclosure, landlord-tenant, contracts, public policy, eCommerce, and workplace conflict. I have mediated in both the public and private sector with state governments, federal agencies, sovereign nations, small businesses, industry associations, non-profits, community associations, the public, and corporations. Her practice includes consulting, system design and program development.

Professional Background

Andrea is the former lead mediator and Executive Director of the oldest USDA-certified Agriculture Mediation Program in the country. Over 15 years, Andrea has gained significant experience mediating in complex regulated environments such as United States Postal Service, US Department of Agriculture and its state agencies, and the Federal Aviation Administration. She has also mediated and facilitated for the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and SquareTrade/eBay. Early experience mediating online for eBay was the impetus for her published work, and sparked her enthusiasm for designing dispute systems. Andrea has been a member of many local, state and national bar associations, non-partisan community engagement and public policy groups, restorative justice programs and other volunteer organizations.

She is especially interested in using innovative methods of conflict intervention to prevent homelessness.


Executive Director/Lead Mediator, U.S.D.A.-certified Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program, whose mission was to reduce farm stress, avoid administrative appeal and keep family farms intact. Primary caseload of farm loans and foreclosures, conservation contracts, and disaster assistance programs. Mediated matters subject rules to USDA class action settlements for violations of civil rights of black farmers, women farmers and Native Americans. Facilitator for large multi-party public policy matters of environmental/agricultural concern, such as land use, water rights, and protected status of endangered species.

Workplace mediation and conflict resolution services for public and private sector clients. Provided customized assessments, communication training, conflict coaching, workgroup facilitation, strategic planning and team problem solving.

Contracts and Risk Management in environmental consulting. Negotiation and resolution of disputes to foster legal compliance and mitigate organizational risks.


J.D., cum laude, Oklahoma City School of Law
LL.M., Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A, Social Science, University of Washington


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2001    Oklahoma City University School of Law    Negotiation and Settlement 30
2001    Oklahoma Supreme Court    Mediation, Basic 40
2002    Oklahoma Supreme Court    Family and Divorce Mediation 50
2001    Oklahoma City University School of Law    Conflict and Domestic Violence 15
2001    Oklahoma City University School of Law    ADR in High Conflict 15
2001-2002    Oklahoma City University School of Law    Mediation Clinic 45
2002    Oklahoma State University    Facilitation 14
2003    Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Civil Rights    EEO Training 30
2006    CADRE/Special Education Resolution Center    Special Education Hearing Officer Training 40
2006    US Postal Service    Transformative Mediation, USPS REDRESS Program
2006-2010    USDA Coalition of Agriculture Mediation Programs    Annual and biennial training various topics 100+
2006    CADRE/Special Education Resolution Center    Special Education Hearing Officer Training 40
2006    US Postal Service    Transformative Mediation, USPS REDRESS Program
2006-2010    USDA Coalition of Agriculture Mediation Programs    Annual, various topics 100+
2002-2010    Oklahoma Bar Assocation Section of Dispute Resolution    Annual Conference and various ADR-related CLE's 100+
2020    Susan Guthrie    Learn To Mediate Online 2.5
2020    JAMS    Keep it Moving: Using Videoconferencing to Settle Your Mediations 1
2020, Clare Flower, Colin Rule, Jim Melamed    Mediation Express: Property, Commercial & Workplace Online 20
2020    ICODR, Colin Rule    Online Mediation Simulation, participation and debrief 2


Creative, flexible and attentive, I draw from facilitative, transformative and evaluative techniques to empower people to make informed decisions for themselves. I tailor processes to meet your needs and fit your circumstances. I believe in optimal outcomes, affordable access, and the intentional, thoughtful use of technology.


15-minute pre-mediation consult is complementary. Standard online mediation fee is $200 per hour (via video conference, phone, email, text), with sliding scale fees available on a case-by-case basis.

Other Information

  • “Fusses that Fit Online: Online Mediation in Non-Commercial Contexts.” Appalachian Journal of Law. 5 (no. 2), 2006.
  • “What I Hear You Writing Is… Issues in ODR: Building Trust and Rapport in a Text- Based Environment.” The University of Toledo Law Review. 38 (no. 1), 2006. Presented at Symposium on Enhancing Worldwide Understanding Through Online Dispute Resolution, University of Toledo.

Areas of Practice

  • Animal
  • Bankruptcy
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Government
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Natural Resources
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Mediation
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Small Claims
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.