Professional Details

Karen Bell
Associate Mediator

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2082 Michelson Drive
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 220-0352


Description of Practice

I am an attorney-investigator, mediator and arbitrator who also holds the Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credentials. I have worked in the areas of labor and employment and school law since 1992. I have experience in all aspects of human resources, including employee and labor relations, talent acquisition, organizational development, benefits and leave administration, classification, compensation, affirmative action, and EEO compliance. I have served as the Chief Human Resources Officer, Orange County Superior Court; Counsel, Orange County Department of Education; Associate Counsel to the Chancellor, University of California, Irvine; Partner, Meyers Allison LLP; Title IX Officer, University of California, Irvine; and Title IX Specialist, Purdue University. I also have taught courses on gender and the law, and religion and the law, as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Irvine. I am admitted to the State Bar of California as well as the District of Columbia Bar.


J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1999    University of California, Irvine    Mediator Training, Campus Mediation Program (40 hours)
2019    Dr. Clare Fowler    Workplace Mediation Training (6.5 hours)

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Bullying
  • Business (1 mediated)
  • Education (5 mediated)
  • EEOC (1 mediated)
  • Employment (5 mediated)
  • Government
  • Labor - Management
  • School/Education
  • Sexual Harrassment (15 mediated)
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Online Mediator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Staff Developer
  • Conflict Coach

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.