Professional Details

Nan Waller Burnett, MA
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Dispute Resolution Professionals, LLC

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1746 Cole Boulevard, Bldg 21
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Golden, CO 80401
Fax: 303-275-7158


Description of Practice

Professionally involved in interpersonal communications for 38 years, Nan is a founding partner and Director of the Family Division of Dispute Resolution Professionals, LLC. DRP provides multidisciplinary ADR services in both the private and public sector. DRP's mediators work in the federal, state, and local government disputes, as well as in environmental, civil, commercial and family arenas.

Professional Background

Nan is considered a national expert in high conflict family systems and has mediated protracted familial disputes in 19 states. A large part of her cases are high conflict post decree divorce. Forty percent of her caseload is federal mediation, and she specializes in the areas of employment, EEOC, ADA, and workplace violence, hostile work environment, public dialoging, healthcare disputes, crisis management, post-traumatic stress disorder, and critical incident debriefing. Nan has worked for 7 federal agencies throughout the western United States and has also provided trainings in the area of conflict management, workplace violence and emotional intelligence. She conducted grievance mediation for United Airlines for 25 years. Nan has trained ADR professionals nationally and internationally and has mediated over 3000 cases.


Nan specialzes in high-conflict post-decree family disputes and has mediated a wide range of employment cases where long term relationships were at risk.


Degree in Conflict Management. Masters Degree in Psychology. Trained in mediation at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1995    Harvard Law School PON~ Robert Mnookin, Frank Sander, Linda Singer, Michael Lewis    45hours Mediation Training
1995    CDR Associates~Bernie Mayer, Chrisitine Coates, Judy Mares-Dixon, Mary Margaret Golten    Divorce and Child Custody Training
1998    Dorothy Della Noce; Louise Phipps Senft    USPS Redress Transformative Mediation Training
2003    Harvard Law School Erica Ariel Fox, Maurio Patella Uli Gerick    Advanced Therapuetic Methods in Mediation
2009-2010    Master Mediator Institute    40 hours of Neuroscience at Duke and UCLA
1995-2013    Annual Ongoing Trainings and Conferences    50+ hours per year


An eclectic mediator, Nan mediates under a tranformative framework, with a facilitative approach to mediation. In high conflict cases, she uses a more direct and evaluative approach. DRP serves a wide range of disputes in the Denver Metropolitan area. All mediators will travel with expenses paid to all other states. Visit our website at


$125.00 per party per hour; or in multiparty disputes $250.00 per hour.

Other Information

In 2004, she designed and remains the lead facilitator for the Rocky Mountain Retreat, teaching holistic and reflective practice to judges, lawyers, mediators, conflict practitioners and peace-builders from over 21 countries and 45 states. Nan co-authored and has taught the co-parenting education seminar “In the Best Interest of the Children” for 15 years. She authored and developed the level two high conflict classes “Growing through Conflict” in 2001, and has served thousands of bi-nuclear families statewide and in metro Denver. AUTHOR Nan is also an award winning author of a daily spiritual practice book entitled Calm in the Face of the Storm: Spiritual Daily Practice for the Peacemaker, the winner of the 2008 Gold Medal for Spirituality/Inspiration at the National Independent Book Publishers Awards, [IPPY], presented in Los Angeles. ; or

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (20 mediated)
  • Aviation (2 mediated)
  • Business (150 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (50 mediated)
  • Commercial (2 mediated)
  • Community (100 mediated)
  • Construction (5 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural (15 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (2,500 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (1,500 mediated)
  • Education (12 mediated)
  • EEOC (3 mediated)
  • Employment (50 mediated)
  • General
  • Insurance (10 mediated)
  • Labor - Management (400 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (100 mediated)
  • Medical Malpractice (4 mediated)
  • Organizational (150 mediated)
  • Partnership (30 mediated)
  • Police (20 mediated)
  • Postal Service (10 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (2 mediated)
  • Real Estate (120 mediated)
  • Special Education (20 mediated)
  • Victim - Offender (25 mediated)
  • Workers Comp (5 mediated)
  • Workplace (50 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Counselor
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Psychotherapist
  • Staff Developer
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator


Kenneth Cloke, JD, LLM, PHD. Mentor Rachel Wohl, Esq. Fellow Board Member-MBB Honorable Michael J. Aloi Committee Partner/Co-Facilitation John Paul Lederach, PhD. Mentor Christine Coates, JD, MEd. Mentor Robert Creo Fellow Board Member MBB Louise Phipps Senft, Esq. Co-Facilitator Forrest S. Mosten Co-Author Hon. Leland P. Anderson, Ret. Colleague Joan Goldsmith Colleague; Mentor

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