Weekdays: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sessions typically scheduled on Fridays and usually for two hours at a time
Description of Facilities:
3 conference rooms
Types of Mediation Cases Desired:
Family: All Issues
Facilitative (completely neutral - no opinions by mediator) & directive (opinions by mediator permitted; attorneys must attend); caucus style available.
Allows Attorneys at Mediation:
Comments on allowing attorneys:
Presence of attorneys in mediation permitted and encouraged, helpful to know in advance to secure proper conference room
Allows Third Parties at Mediation:
Comments on allowing third parties:
as agreed by the parties
Mediation is a wonderful opportunity to craft participants’ own solutions to problems or disputes without submitting those disputes to a Judge after a usually derogatory, demeaning, demoralizing and divisive trial where both parties usually walk away believing they have lost. Certified by Iowa Association for Disputed Resolution (IADR).
Bachelor 1969 Zoology, Iowa State University J.D. 1979, University of Iowa
Areas of Training:
Settlement Conference Mediator:
Mediation Prep Session Attorney:
Mediation Prep Rate:
$275 an hour, no minimum
Practicing Attorney for 34 years; Mediator 18 years
Initial Mediation Training:
August 1996 Zumeta/Swartz
Mediation Training Hours:
$275.00 Per Hour. In addition to the hourly fee, there is a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 per person.