Michael Aurit, Esq., MDR, is a nationally recognized professional divorce and family mediator, attorney, and Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Michael serves on the Board of Directors for The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) and is currently APFM President-elect. Michael also serves as Ethics Chair of the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators and is a professor of divorce and family mediation at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. Michael is also a former American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Fellow.
Michael is a contributor to The Huffington Post, NBC News and ABC News in Phoenix and Mediate.com as an expert on divorce mediation and healthy co-parenting approaches.
Michael holds his Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from The Straus Institute at Pepperdine Law, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Boston Conservatory of Music.
Michael and his wife, Karen Aurit, Co-Founder of The Aurit Center, live in Phoenix, Arizona with their daughters Daniella and Eliana.
Jim Melamed Selected For First APFM Outstanding Mediator Award(10/24/18)
After a nominations process open to all Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) members, Jim Melamed, Mediate.com CEO, was selected to receive APFM's first "Outstanding Professional Family Mediator Award." The award was presented to Jim at the recent 2018 APFM Conference in San Diego.
4 Game-Changing Tips to Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice(02/15/18)
Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.
Advancing Your Family Mediation Career at APFM 2017 In Memphis(03/09/17)
We met three years ago at the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) Conference in San Diego. At the time, each of us was barely a year out of law school and preparing to take a leap to begin our own divorce and family mediation practice.
We Are The Future of Mediation(05/18/15)
How will the future of mediation matter if a new generation of young mediators is not encouraged and carefully shepherded into our profession? Here’s to a future where we all may learn from one another, unite to overcome our profession’s greatest obstacles, and create the future that we imagine.