Professional Details

Michelle R. Miller
Medla Mediation Services

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137 N. Oak Park Avenue, Suite 400
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 334-5833


Description of Practice

Medla Mediation Services mediates family and/or divorce disputes. We work closely with our clients on parenting, financial, and real estate issues. We are highly qualified and impartial, value the best interests of any children involved, promote decision-making through self-determination, and assist in the mediation process by exploring options, encouraging mutual understanding, and focusing on participants' common interests.

Professional Background

Michelle R. Miller has been a certified teacher and school administrator in the Chicago area since 1997, is a licensed real estate broker, and is a certified mediator with a mediation certificate from Dominican University and a certificate in Family and Divorce Mediation from DePaul University.


Michelle has enjoyed working in schools with children for the past 20 years, and worked as an Academic Behavior Interventionist, assisting students with problem-solving, goal setting, and dispute resolution. In addition, she has been a single mother of two children and has first-hand experience with the divorce process, the mediation process, and the economical and emotional stresses associated with divorce and/or separation.


*Mediation Certificate in Family and Divorce Mediation from DePaul University. *Mediation Certificate from Dominican University. *Master of Arts in School Leadership with School Administrator License from Concordia University. *Master of Arts in Teaching from Dominican University. *Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences/Business Administration from Northern Arizona University


Michelle approaches dispute resolution as an impartial third party, who facilitates the resolution of family disputes by promoting a voluntary agreement between participants. Michelle assists clients with communication, encourages mutual understanding, and helps focus the participants on their individual and common interests. Michelle's goal as a mediator is to increase positive communication between clients, allow for decision-making through self-determination, promote the best interests of any children involved, and reduce the economic costs and emotional stresses associated with divorce and/or separation.


The fee for mediation is $150 an hour with a free initial 20 minute consultation/intake session for each client.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Community
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Pet Mediation
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Sports
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.