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Baltimore Mediators

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Jay Lazrus
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Randall L.
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We had been in and out of mediation for years. We would get anxious about finances, mostly. Our first mediator retired and one fired us. Jay somehow eased our concerns and elicited our trust at the first meeting. Some of this is an acquired skill but the rest and probably the most important part of it is character. Jay maintains a calm presence in the sessions even (and this is important) when it was tense between us. And of course he knows his stuff which further contributed to a sense of safety as you navigate uncharted waters. We were stuck, and Jay got us moving again until we finished our process with good will to share. I recommend him highly.

Tony S.
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I manage the Interagency Sharing Neutrals Program (SNs). SNs is an interagency mediation program that provides free mediation services to federal agencies throughout the metropolitan Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area. SNs primarily provides mediation services in equal employment opportunity (EEO) cases and workplace disputes. Ms. Bowman has been an outstanding member of SNs since 1998. During that time Ms. Bowman has mediated hundreds of cases for the program, with a majority of those cases ending in a resolution. Ms. Bowman's background and experience in civil rights, EEO, and as a manager make her uniquely qualified for a conflict resolution professional. In addition to her background, Ms. Bowman is an outstanding communicator. She is able to listen objectively while honing in on each parties' underlying interest. Very few mediators are requested again and again. Ms. Bowman is one of those mediators. I highly recommend Ms. Bowman to anyone seeking a competent mediation professional.

Resurgent Thinking
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa K.
Verified review

Sterling delves deeply into root issues that other counselors fell short on. His approach comes w/o judgement, just identifying sources of attitudes/behaviors and how to deal with them.

Coyle Law & Mediation PLLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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Fantastic experience to date. Candid, sound advice and prompt action. After agonizing with two previous unresponsive lawyers I finally found a great one that is my advocate. Completely satisfied

1st Step Mediation
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Danielle M.
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I find the services offered at 1st Step Mediation to be highly effective. My mediator is very easy to talk to and very professional. At our initial meeting, she was able to ask me probing questions to help me to identify some underlying causes that I feel may help me to resolve my issues. She even offered some suggestions/input that I had not thought of before. Seeing my thoughts on paper helped me to put things into perspective and I am able to refer to the notes from our meeting to track my progress. My mediator follows up with me from time to time which shows me that 1st Step Mediation really cares. I look forward to working with my mediator again and I highly recommend 1st Step Mediation.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Theo P.
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He made himself easily available and provided great insight and strategies for resolution. Still a lot of work to be done but these things take time and diligence.

Dialogue Group LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Almas A.
    Verified review

    I’ve meet with the dialogue group team, as was mentioned 30 minutes of initial consultation were complimentary. The matter was handled in a professional and concise way. There were no hidden fees and the flat rate was very reasonable compared to other entities. I recommend using Dialogue Group LLC for people who are looking to solve their problems in a fast, cost efficient and hassle free environment.

    • 25 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    An experienced divorce mediator for more than 20 years, Sheila Russian has helped people reach informed decisions about custody, property and debts away from court. This is cost effective and confidential. She is a member of Academy of Professional Family Mediators.

    About

    I get results in mediation. As a mediator, I settle about 80% of my cases. As a representative of parties in mediation, I settle over 90% of my cases. I settle cases because my background and education allow me to make objective assessment of cases and situations and to find mutually agreeable common ground. I like helping people solve disputes. Even better if the costs is relatively low, the process is quick and the parties help shape the result. I practice law but legal processes are expensive, slow, and judges, who often are not fair, impose the result.

    • 25 years in business
    About

    We offer an intensive coaching session with Bill Senft by telephone for up to 1.5 hours. This service is for anyone facing difficult decisions, dealing with difficult people, or struggling internally with how to overcome personal challenges. The challenges you face are uniquely yours, there are no easy answers, and Bill provides a confidential process to help you figure out what path to choose. Bill is a mediator and will listen to you and help you get clear. He is an attorney and CPA and he will give you information and help you figure out what information you might need to help you make good decisions. Bill is an expert in negotiation, having taught Negotiation courses in MBA programs at Johns Hopkins and Loyola University, and will help you get clear about your options in dealing with others. In addition, he is an ordained minister in the Catholic Church and offers a spiritual perspective and guidance to help you think through ethical issues and pay attention to the desires of your soul.

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    Our mediation model is founded on principles of effective communication and resolution for families and communities struggling with conflict. As therapists and coaches with years of experience serving couples, children, and families, we bring a unique perspective to ensure children are first (in divorcing/separation) and that all parties are heard. Facilitating communication and finding an amicable solution for all parties.

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    Ms. Smithey is a trained mediator on workplace issues and was selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers in the area of employment and labor law.

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    Many people who have just met me ask, "Were you raised by your grandparents?" Sadly, I didn't have the opportunity to know my grandparents, but I think their comments reflect the idea that my parents raised me with many ideas that are now seen as "old fashioned," ideas such as, "If you're going to do anything, do it with all of your heart," or "Respect yourself enough to do your best; a piece of you is reflected in everything you touch." I honestly believe the lessons I was taught, which is why I've been successful in some of life's major goals, like paying off my home before the full mortgage was due, or losing a good deal of weight. I'll be very honest and say that many times, I've met people who remember having met me, and I've had to admit not remembering them. I've felt badly about that, but it also makes me feel proud to be memorable. I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people. Being helpful and having the opportunity to ease a person's burden is a wonderful feeling.

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    We offer mediation services for all types of civil disputes, including personal, community and organizational disputes.

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    Separation and divorce mediation services are provided by an experienced Maryland mediation attorney. We provide mediation on all family law issues for married, unmarried, same-sex and grandparent matters; including property division, child custody and support, alimony and allocation of debt; legal separation agreements; marital settlement agreements and parenting plans. We are located in Towson, Maryland, the county seat of Baltimore County. We are also offering a monthly free divorce mediation seminar and Q&A. See our website for dates and registration. Find out how to get a divorce in Maryland while protecting your rights, your children and your finances.

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    At Peacemaker Mediation you get two mediators, instead of one. Carl Vahl is a New York attorney and has been a practicing mediator since 1998. Mary Vahl's background is in social services and her degree is in Sociology.She has specialized in divorce and family mediation since 2000. Carl and Mary work together as a team of mediators. Our clients get the benefit of an interdisciplinary, male-female team. Together, Carl and Mary have successfully assisted hundreds of couples plan and prepare for their break-up, respectfully and without a costly court battle. Mediation Preserves Important Relationships One of the major problems with using lawyers and the courts to resolve legal disputes is that they usually destroy the relationship between the parties. In law school students are taught the "adversarial system of justice". The adversarial system pits one party against the other in a winner takes all battle. In divorce and family disputes the adversarial system pits one spouse against the other in a contest over who wins or loses the children and property. Mediation is not a contest; rather mediation is a cooperative decision making process which allows parents to continue to make all the decisions that affect their children. During mediation parents work to establish a “parenting plan” which meets the needs of the children and both parents. During mediation neither parent loses custody of their children nor is either parent relegated to the role of visiting parent. In business mediation a business and a colleague, vendor or customer who have worked well together profitably in the past can solve a particular dispute cooperatively and thereafter continue to work and do business together.

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    Maryland Family Mediation believes that most people have the potential to find solutions to their own disputes. We help you and the other parties in the conflict or lawsuit settle difficult conversations over problematic issues. We intercede over family issues which may involve your spouse, partner, parents or adult or minor children. Whether your concerns are separation and divorce, parenting plans, mixed families or seniors and care giving, we can guide the discussion, so you can make decisions over the complicated challenging issues that you and your family are facing. Past clients have complimented our "calm approach" in mediation as it enabled them to have open and honest dialogues, venting their differences and finding workable solutions. Mediation looks forward rather than backwards. It does not dwell on blame for past mistakes but instead looks onward and helps families come up with options for the future. Thus, parents who are in the throes of a divorce need mediation to help them figure out their role as a parent when they're no longer married. Mediation can help divorcing parents make arrangements over who makes the decision-making for the children, who takes them to the dentist or doctor, or who picks them up after sports training. This is a crucial process for moving forward and staying out of conflict. We have more than 30 years of diverse legal experience in both private and public sectors. We have training in collaborative law as well as more than 300 hours of specialized and advanced mediation and alternative dispute resolution training.

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    (NVMS) is non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides the entire community with accessible and affordable conflict resolution and education services. We help people find collaborative approaches to achieve acceptable and enduring outcomes. Family Services: Description: Family mediation is a voluntary, confidential process where people in any kind of relationship can negotiate terms between one another with the presence of a neutral, impartial, independent third party called the mediator. By guiding the parties through a formal structure that identifies issues between one another, facilitates communication and focuses on creating mutually agreeable solutions, mediation is fast becoming the primary method of resolving disputes. Types of Family Services: Divorce, Separation and Co-Parenting Mediation Divorce and Separation Agreements Co-Parenting Plans Spousal Support Child Custody and Support Property Division and Asset Management Debt Settlement Intra-Family Mediation Parenting Parent/Teen Adult Siblings Blended Family Parenting Financial Decision Making Elder Mediation and Senior Decision Making Siblings/Aging Parents Families/Aging Service Centers Financial Decision Making Workplace Services: Description: NVMS has a roster over 20 workplace practitioners who have specialized training and extensive experience in mediation, facilitation, group consensus building processes, intervention process design, consultation and program implementation. Bios are available at your request. Types of Workplace Services: Facilitation of discussion around organizational action planning, strategic implementation, and process evaluation. Supporting individuals and teams through coaching and career development. Mediating interpersonal and organizational disputes between employees, teams and management and among organizations. Training in conflict management, prevention, and resolution skills. Developing capacity and appropriate processes for managing conflict. Community Services: Description: NVMS offers mediation and facilitation services to assist the community in resolving issues on many levels. From meeting facilitation to landlord/tenant mediation, our highly trained practitioners act as neutral, third parties helping clients make decisions and resolve conflicts Types of Community Service: Community Mediation: Many people who are in a dispute or disagreement are not sure whether they can come to mediation to find resolution. However, the short answer is that almost any issue can be raised and addressed through mediation. These are just some of the issues we commonly see in a community setting and can be resolved without relying on a judge in court. Community Facilitation: Homeowners associations and community service groups can benefit from appointing a neutral third party to facilitate meetings, forums, conferences and work groups to ensure productivity and to be seen as fair and effective by all participants. Training Services: Description: Northern Virginia Mediation Service provides training opportunities for those looking to become court certified mediators in the state of Virginia, or earn certificates in mediation. Training courses offered provide CME (continuing mediator education) and MCLE (minimum continuing legal education) credits, and certificate programs are offered in federal workplace and family mediation, and organizational development and conflict resolution. All training and education course instructors have graduate degrees, with most possessing advanced degrees in law, conflict resolution, counseling, or education. The training takes place at our training center, but on-site training is available upon request.

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    Divorce and Family Mediation Group, LLC Experienced, personalized and affordable divorce mediator who is focused on reaching a mutually agreeable compromise that works for your family. I enjoy helping people in one of the most difficult times of their life achieve a resolution they feel good about on issues very important to them.

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    Our work at FACMBC stands out from the competition because of the following; ? Our People ? Client Relationship Management ? Community Based ? Performance Based-Processes At FACMBC we enjoy assisting individuals of fulfilling their dream and desire of being their own boss and love giving back to the community.

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    Rachel L. Virk, P.C. is a full-service law firm specializing in family law. The firm provides quality representation in divorce litigation, collaboration, and mediation throughout Northern Virginia for both simple and complex cases. Rachel L. Virk, author of The Four Ways of Divorce, has been in practice since 1989. Ms. Virk is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court at the circuit court level as a family law mediator and is trained in collaborative practice.

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