What is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative to going to court. It is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.   Mediation  is a communication process where two or more people in dispute have the opportunity to be heard, share different points of view, brainstorm options and negotiate a resolution that meets everyone’s needs.  A neutral mediator facilitates communication and promotes voluntary decision making as the parties work through the process together.  The goal of mediation is to create a win-win result as an alternative to a win-lose experience in the courts.  A mediator is not an advocate, judge, jury, counselor, or therapist and does not provide legal advice, determine who is right of wrong, take sides, nor make a decision.

My Qualifications

I am an approved mediator in accordance with the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) requirements.

I am on the volunteer list of the Oakland Mediation Center (OMC).  To be approved as a volunteer at OMC I completed my training and the requisite hours under the SCAO guidelines.  As a volunteer at OMC, I hear landlord/tenant, small claims and general civil mediations at several district courts.

I have received a certificate in advanced Elder Mediation Training.

How Can I Help You

As a Civil Mediator I am available to serve as a private mediator for people seeking resolution in the midst of conflict.

The following represent a few examples of possible scenarios where you may use my services:

Disagreement about guardianship and Elder Care

Landlord tenant disputes

Default on a loan

Default on a contract for services


My Fees

I charge $250 per hour, portal to portal plus mileage.