Professional Details

Martin Kranitz
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1160 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
Fax: 410-295-9190


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Martin has been a mediator and trainer for over 33 years. He has mediated over 2900 disputes and court-referred custody cases and has trained over 3500 people in various aspects of mediation. He also holds the rare distinction of being a non-attorney graduate of Harvard Law School's Mediation Program.

Professional Background

Martin has a BS. and MA. in Psychology. He has over 800 hours of training and trained over 3500 others in mediation and conflict resolution skills. He is adjunct instructor at Univ. of Maryland - College Park and Baltimore School of Social Work. He regularly presents training for Community Mediation Frederick(CALM) and the Administartive Office of the Courts in Maryland.


He is a panel mediator for DOJ , World Bank, AA County Circuit court, P.G., and Queen Anne's Circuit Court-Child Access mediation, property, support, Estate planning, Elder and CINA/TRP mediation programs. Martin is one of the original founding members and first president of Maryland Counsel on Dispute Resolution.


B.S. Psychology, Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD M.S. Psychology, Towson Univ. , Towson, MD


Martin uses a facilitative - structured approach to mediation. In most areas of mediation the parties bring the issues. In separation, divorce and parenting, the couple does not always know what needs to be discussed. Martin helps by pointing out the issues and some of the options.


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Other Information

He is author of "Getting Apart Together, a couples' guide to fair divorce or separation", co-author of "Starting Your Own Mediation Practice: a work book" and for 5 years wrote a regular column for Mediation Monthly. He is a nationally know presenter and trainer. He has provided training in university, business, industry, government, community and private practice settings. Martin co-trained the first basic and divoce mediation programs in the Ukraine in 2010. He is a panel mediator for DOJ, World Bank, AA County Circuit court-Child Access mediation and CINA/TRP mediation programs. Martin is one of the original founding members and first president of Maryland Counsel on Dispute Resolution.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (3 mediated)
  • Adult Family (15 mediated)
  • Construction (1 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (2,900 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (1,500 mediated)
  • Education (2 mediated)
  • Elder (10 mediated)
  • Employment (3 mediated)
  • Estate Planning
  • Family (100 mediated)
  • LGBTQ (15 mediated)
  • Partnership (2 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Estate Planner
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer


John Spiegel, Esq co - trainer Paul Nathan, Esq. co-trainer Kate Palmissano Associate