Professional Details

Michael Lang
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Reflective Practice Institute

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Sarasota, FL 34236


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Michael Lang has been practicing and teaching mediation since 1978. His practice focuses on divorce, family, and elder care conflicts as well as workplace and organizational disputes

Professional Background

Boston University School of Law; admitted (now retired) to the bar in Massachusetts, Maine and New Jersey.


Began mediating divorce and family disputes in 1978. I have mediated more than 600 such cases involving both heterosexual and homosexual couples. I have also had extensive experience organizational disputes, conflicts within congregations and with workplace disputes. I have developed and taught in two master's level programs in dispute resolution, at Antioch University and Royal Roads University. I was editor of Mediation Quarterly (now Conflict Resolution Quarterly) for 6 years.


B.A., Harvard College; JD, Boston University School of Law


I believe that parties are fully capable of understanding their dispute, navigating their way through the maze of options, working through their anger and frustration, and coming to sensible and workable decisions. My role as mediator is to support and assist them as they work through these challenges in order to find reasoned and durable agreements.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family (5 mediated)
  • Business (10 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (40 mediated)
  • Commercial (20 mediated)
  • Congregational (3 mediated)
  • Construction (5 mediated)
  • Contracts (30 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (600 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (100 mediated)
  • Education (5 mediated)
  • EEOC (30 mediated)
  • Elder (3 mediated)
  • Employment (5 mediated)
  • Environmental (2 mediated)
  • Estate Planning (2 mediated)
  • Family (50 mediated)
  • Insurance (2 mediated)
  • Land Use (3 mediated)
  • LGBTQ (6 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation (45 mediated)
  • Native American (1 mediated)
  • Online Mediation (12 mediated)
  • Organizational (30 mediated)
  • Partnership (10 mediated)
  • Postal Service (10 mediated)
  • Probate (10 mediated)
  • Public Policy (4 mediated)
  • Real Estate (8 mediated)
  • Workplace (30 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Online Mediator