Conflicts are inevitable
Mediation is a service that allows the parties to manage and resolve conflict. It is my goal to facilitate discussion, navigate to identify points of consensus, and when necessary, to help discover creative solutions.
As an attorney
I have seen legal disputes that spanned many years, costing parties extraordinary time, energy, and money.
As a mediator
I have seen parties depart from a mediation feeling liberated and empowered by the idea of moving forward after resolution.
As a coach, I combine my skills and experience from a decades-long legal practice, and several years as a mediator and adjunct professor of negotiation, to assist parties in developing communication tools in order to maximize effective communication and minimize conflict going forward. I have done extensive research on unconscious bias and stereotypes in the workplace and have published a chapter on gender bias in negotiations. I am passionate about assisting women attorneys in negotiating starting salaries and promoting the advancement and equality of women attorneys in the legal profession. Currently, I am a graduate student in the online Masters of Psychology Program at Pepperdine University and I am researching the impact of gender bias on women attorneys with regard to job turnover.
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Austin Mediators Association