Professional Details

Heather Piper
Associate Mediator

Piper Mediation

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11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Suite 290
Los Angeles, CA 90064
USA
424-521-9435

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Description of Practice

My practice focuses exclusively on family mediation, ranging from pre-marital agreements to custody and divorce proceedings. I aim to offer a "fresh approach" for divorcing spouses and families who seek peaceful, fair and affordable ways of resolving their disputes without ever setting foot in a courthouse. As a Family Mediator, here are just a few of my many professional hats: Peacemaker. Facilitator. Seasoned Coach. Creative Explorer. Perspective Taker. Problem Solver. Deep Thinker. Eternal Optimist. Trustworthy Guide.

Professional Background

Licensed to practice law in New York and California.

Degrees

Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, with a concentration in Corporate Law, and Bachelor of Arts, Colorado State University, History with honors / Phi Beta Kappa.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1/18    Forrest Mosten    40 Hour Mediation Training (Los Angeles)
6/18    ABA Dispute Resolution    Collaborative Law - Peacemaking (Chicago)
8/18    LACFLA    Collaborative Law Training (Los Angeles)
10/18    APFM    Annual Conference (San Diego)
10/18    IACP    Annual Conference (Seattle)
Ongoing        Numerous presentations and courses with organizations, such as Los Angeles County Bar and Southern California Mediation Association. Supervision group with Forrest Mosten. Coursework at UCLA for Certified Financial Planning examination (Nov 2019).

Approach

One word to describe my approach? T A I L O R E D. Working hand-in-hand, we will design the process to resolve your family law case without the need for litigation. The foundation for our work together is built on my commitment to these principles: Honor the wisdom of clients to reach agreements that are right for their families. Deliver expertise and knowledge. Act ethically and with integrity.

Other Information

As a Family Mediator, you can count on me for (1) legal education and experience, (2) trained in mediation, (3) business and finance background, (4) family law knowledge, (5) "life" experience as someone who has been divorced and co-parents successfully, and (6) the personality and demeanor to help you resolve your case.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.

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