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Jay Lazrus
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 26 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
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa K.
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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
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
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
La'Toya R.
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10 stars if it would let me! If you're ever in doubt, it's always good to find a place that will give you that free initial consultation because you're paying for their services and you need to make sure it's a good fit. But after coming here, I didn't need to search any further. I have been working with 1st Step Mediation practically since they began business. Mrs. Houston knows how to reduce the friction in many situations. Even if I'm uptight when our session begins, I found that she has been able to help me to get my emotions under control and reduce my stress level. Mediation with her was also like therapy because it gave me a mental release to understand why I've been going through what I've been going through. She is very kind and helpful and aims to see her clients happy. All the blame stops at the door. With Mrs. Houston's assistance, I've been able to reconcile many relationships, even ones I never thought I could. I thank you so much for having such a valuable impact on my life and helping me to be closer to God and prepare for all my future blessings by settling issues of my past. I HIGHLY recommend 1st Step Mediation! Even if you're not sure, just try that first session and it will help you to make up your mind!

Dialogue Group LLC
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.

    • 19 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Theo P.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    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.


    (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.

    • 28 years in business

    Mulford Mediation - The Civil Divorce Process A professional mediation firm since 1990 - Over 28 years of experience. For over 28 years Philip Mulford, a former attorney, has helped thousands of divorcing & separating couples stay out of court, save thousands of dollars, and create comprehensive, well thought out agreements that best serve them and their families even under circumstances where agreement seems impossible.


    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.


    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.


    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.


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


    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 received a MS in Conflict Resolution and had more than 150 semester hours of training in mediation, facilitation, and organizational ombudsman practice. I possess practical skills as well. I am a certified court mediator to practice in the courts of Virginia. My specialization is general-court-ordered mediations, such as landlord-tenant and small claim. I work with individuals and organizational and community levels. I know native Russian language.


    Our work at FACMBC stands out from the competition because of the following; ? Our People ? Client Relationship Management ? Community Based ? Performance Based-Processes


    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.

    • 25 years in business

    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.


    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.


    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.

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