Professional Details

Robert Baum
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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401 North Washington St.
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
301 610-0610
Fax: 301 309-9436


Description of Practice

I formerly served as chief judge for a federal agency, and now offer full service mediation practice for individuals and businesses. Experienced in family law (divorce, custody, property), employment law, land and environmental disputes and general business disputes, with a high rate of success. Weekend and evening hours; credit cards accepted.

Professional Background

Graduate of Dartmouth College and Washington University Law School. 27 years of dispute resolution experience. Practice included family, intellectual property, health and employment law with major firms in D.C and Los Angeles. Served as chief counsel to federal environmental agencies, and headed the medition program for the U.S. Interior Department. Chaired state medical privacy counsel.


Trained with some of the top mediators in the country. Have mediated numerous cases, from complex environmental and divorces to employment and business disputes. Have expansive knowledge of mediation techniques, practical experience, and patience, and can get excellent results in a cost effective manner.


A multi-style approach to fit the needs of the parties. I try to maintain a civilized, mature environment, where "venting" is discouraged. In child custody cases, if the parties agree I work with a psychologist who specializes in "divorce recovery" to enhance the chances of successful mediation and enhanced ability to "co-parent."


$300-375/hr, depending upon type of case. Will take financial circumstances into consideration. Travel is extra. Credit cards accepted

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption (5 mediated)
  • Adult Family (15 mediated)
  • Business (200 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (200 mediated)
  • Commercial (200 mediated)
  • Community
  • Contracts (75 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (300 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (200 mediated)
  • Education
  • Employment (100 mediated)
  • Entertainment (25 mediated)
  • Environmental (25 mediated)
  • Family (200 mediated)
  • General (600 mediated)
  • Health Care (20 mediated)
  • Intellectual Property (25 mediated)
  • Labor - Management (50 mediated)
  • Land Use (25 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (3 mediated)
  • LGBT (3 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation (200 mediated)
  • Medical Malpractice (10 mediated)
  • Native American (10 mediated)
  • Partnership (10 mediated)
  • Probate (7 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (5 mediated)
  • Public Policy (15 mediated)
  • Real Estate (25 mediated)
  • Special Education (10 mediated)
  • Technology (50 mediated)
  • Workplace (100 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Systems Designer
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Ombudsperson
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.