Professional Details

Bryan Dowling
Private Mediation Group

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Chicago & Oak Park, IL

Description of Practice

The path of mediation builds a way forward for everyone. Unlike the combative, costly and long road of litigation, mediation strives to reach a peaceful resolution in the shortest amount of time possible. You see, the issues inherent in separating lives are not really legal ones. They are deeply human, personal ones. Mediation respects that reality and offers a process that offers peace during turbulent times to arrive at an agreement for all to move forward.

Professional Background

For 20 years, Bryan worked in development, non-profit consulting and corporate negotiation, building bridges between Fortune 500 companies and the country’s preeminent art & culture properties. Having experienced a divorce of his own in 2014, he was inspired to help people find a better path through separation and divorce.


Accredited and certified Divorce and Family Mediation training with Justin Kelsey and Ellen Waldorf at Boston's DMTA.


BA in Philosophy Loyola University

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Strategic Planning
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator