Typical mediation appointments run Monday-Friday
Additional times available
Types of Mediation Cases Desired:
Family: All Issues, Family: Child Custody/Visitation, Property/Assets/Alimony/Support
I welcome not only divorce-related cases, but all family conflict matters. I have past work experience as an elder caregiver, have studied and written on mediation in the context of eldercare disputes, and as such I accept elder decision mediation cases. I invite any family facing a conflict to contact me for a free consultation. I firmly believe that looking into mediation can only serve to help parties in crisis.
I also accept non-family mediations, such as workplace conflicts.
Allows Attorneys at Mediation:
Comments on allowing attorneys:
Attorneys or other professional advisors are welcome with the advanced notice and permission of both parties.
Allows Third Parties at Mediation:
Comments on allowing third parties:
With prior consent of both parties
Attorney & Mediator
Willing to work on a sliding fee scale for families facing financial hardship.
2010: American Studies & Spanish: University of Iowa, 2013: JD University of Iowa
Areas of Training:
Divorce, Custody, Domestic Abuse, Family Law, Division of Property, Elder Mediation
Settlement Conference Mediator:
Family practice Attorney at Mears Law Office
Americorps Member Attorney at Iowa Legal Aid, September 2013-May 2014
Teaching Assistant, Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness course, University of Iowa
Highly proficient speaker
Initial Mediation Training:
Mediation Training Hours:
$180 per hour, with a two hour minimum: paid prior to the start of mediation by cash or check. Parties may split this $180 per hour fee in whatever way they see fit. Travel charges: $0.56/mile (starting at 209 E Washington Street in Iowa City) for mediations outside of Johnson and Linn counties
Will negotiate mileage with clients outside of Linn and Johnson counties.