Professional Details

Paul Pearson
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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1404 Sweet Home Rd., Suite 9
Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 632-2728
Fax: (716) 565-1575


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Family/Matrimonial/personal lawyer over 40 years, with special training and extensive experience in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including: Mediation; Arbitration; Neutral Evaluation; and Collaborative/Cooperative Law, GLBT issues. Former President & co-founder, WNY Collaborative Law Professionals, Ltd.(

Professional Background

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Selected 2/09 by Western Dist. of NY Federal Ct. for membership on its "closed" Mediator Panel, with extensive, updated training. Active Mediator since 1985, with comprehensive settlements/agreements in 98% of my 350+ mediations begun.


A.B., Bucknell university LL.B., University of Pennsylvania Law School


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1995    Fiske, Neumann, & Woodbury    Divorce Mediation Training-40 hrs.(for Bar Assn.Erie)
1986    Margaret Shaw    for Mass. Bar Family Law Section-10 hrs.
2009     Margaret Shaw & colleague    Mediator Panel, WDNY Fed. Ct.- 25 hrs.
2007    Pepperdine/Straus Inst. for Disp. Res.    Advanced Family Mediation-30


Facilitator of effective listening, communicating, understanding each party's interests, goals and fears, and creative solutions between mediating parties. Also, "evaluative" guidance as an experienced Family Law attorney/mediator, with additional knowledge/experience of Estates and Real Estate matters.


As active Mediator, $300-400/hour. As attorney "coach/consultant" for a client mediating, $250-300/hour.

Other Information

Also recognized in: all editions of "The Best Lawyers in America" in Family Law (since 1983) and Alter. Dispute Resolution (since 2006); "N.Y.Super Lawyers-Upstate Edition, 2008-2012"; and "New York Magazine, Top Lawyers", 2007-12. Certified Fellow, Amer. Acad. of Matrimonial Lawyers, since 1975. Advanced Practitioner, Assoc. for Conflict Resolution.Former President, WNY Collaborative Law Professionals, Ltd (now

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family (7 mediated)
  • Business (5 mediated)
  • Commercial (23 mediated)
  • Community (1 mediated)
  • Congregational (1 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (420 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (153 mediated)
  • Elder (2 mediated)
  • Estate Planning (2 mediated)
  • Family (5 mediated)
  • LGBTQ (3 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation (2 mediated)
  • Organizational (2 mediated)
  • Partnership (1 mediated)
  • Pet Mediation (2 mediated)
  • Prenuptial (1 mediated)
  • Probate (2 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (2 mediated)
  • Social Security (1 mediated)
  • Special Education (2 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant


Richard F. Griffin ,Esq Kavinoky& Cook, & professor Steven R. Sugarman, Esq Lawyer/ mediator Linda W. Chodos, Esq Lawyer/mediator Julie Loesch, Esq Center for Resolution & Justice Joan Casilio Adams, Esq Lawyer Thomas R. Cassano, Esq Lawyer/mediator Richard H. Gordon, Esq Lawyer/mediator Sheila Schwanekamp 8th Jud. Dist. ADR Administrator

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.