Certified Specialists & Experienced Mediators

For those areas of law that sometimes rely on alternative dispute resolution or mediated settlement conferences to resolve cases, why not choose an attorney that is also a Board Certified Specialist in the  field?

Search for a Mediator or ADR professional by area of specialty below.


Bankruptcy Law


Thomas H Allen, board-certified specialist since 2006; served as a Mediator and a court-appointed Arbitrator in over 20 cases.  

Franklin D "Troy" Dodge, board-certified specialist since 1995; private arbitrator/mediator of disputed business, commercial, contractual, financial, real estate and probate matters, including civil settlement conferences over the past 20 years. Mediator for litigated claims in Superior Court's Probate and Justice Court mediation programs and facilitating settlement conferences; private commercial mediation and Panel of Mediators for American Arbitration Association and approved mediator panel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona. Arbitrator, Commercial Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association (15 years), Better Business Bureau (20 years) and current FINRA Public Arbitrator. Member, Arizona State Bar ADR Section since 2001(Chair, 2002-2003), and Arizona Chapter - Association for Conflict Resolution (15 years). Recipient, Certificate of Recognition of the Trial Courts of Arizona in Maricopa County for service and assistance in ADR (2005); Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Advanced Mediation Workshop (June 2012).

Lawrence D Hirsch, board-certified specialist since 1990; certified by the Bankruptcy Court for 7+ years.


Thomas H Allen, board-certified specialist since 2006; served as a Mediator and a court-appointed Arbitrator in over 20 cases. 

Estate & Trust Law


Craig Hunter Wisnom, State Bar board-certified specialist since 2001 and Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder law foundation; has practiced for over 25 years in the areas of estates and trusts, guardianships and conservatorships, and will contests; available for mediation services with onsite facilities at his office, in all areas related to the estate and trust law specialization

Family Law


Russell F Wenk, board-certified specialist since 2017; mediator since 2016.


Kiilu Davis, board certified since 2008; mediator; Judge Pro Temp conducting ADR Mediations for 15 years.


Kathleen A McCarthy, board-certified specialist since 1992; mediator and former Judge Pro Temp conducting ADR Mediations for over 15 years; trained at Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (2012), earning Certificate of Mediation; certified by the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

Susan M Schauf, board-certified specialist since 2003; served as Judge Pro Tem on the Family Law Bench in Pima County for 32 years; experience in mediating settlements and presiding over family law settlement conferences; extensive training in family law mediation.

Sandra L Tedlock, board-certified specialist since 2002; trained in mediation with over 20 years experience.


William D Bishop, board-certified specialist since 2002; former judge pro tem; conducted numerous ADR settlement conferences every year for approximately 20 years; attended the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law in 2017, and completed additional mediation training courses.

Barry L Brody, board-certified specialist since 1992; over 20 years of mediation and ADR experience.

Annette Trainor Burns, board-certified specialist since 1992; doing private mediation and court ADR/Mediation for 20+ years; Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

Helen R Davis, board-certified specialist since 2012; mediating in family law for 8+ years.

Jennifer G Gadow, board-certified specialist since 2000; mediation for over 18 years.

Aris J Gallios, board-certified specialist since 1999; has worked as a family law mediator for over 10 years, and is certified as a family law arbitrator by The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Philip C Gerard, board-certified specialist since 2002; mediations through the ADR program as a judge pro tem for 4 years.

Angela K Hallier, board-certified specialist since 1997; ADR/Mediation for the last 20 years; certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) as a mediator; co-chair of the AAML's mediation committee.

David N Horowitz, board-certified specialist since 2011; ADR/Mediation for 20 years; certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) as a mediator; co-chair of the AAML's mediation committee; Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Norma C Izzo, board-certified specialist since 2019; certified as a mediator in 2005; trained and practicing in the Collaborative Divorce method since 2008

Dana M Levy, board-certified specialist since 2010; conducting ADR's and private mediation for 15 years.

Marlene A Pontrelli, board-certified specialist since 2012; ADR/mediations and arbitrations for over 20 years in both civil litigation (8 years) and family law (12 years).

Robert L Schwartz, board-certified specialist since 1992; ADR and mediating in family law matters for 20 years.

Daniel J Siegel, board-certified specialist since 2005; ADR/Mediation for 10 years.

Melvin Sternberg, board-certified specialist since 1992; mediator for approximately 30 years; extensive background in accounting, finance and taxation.

James F Wees, board-certified specialist since 2005; volunteered as a pro tem judge, handling a family law calendar for ADR settlement conferences.

Personal Injury Wrongful Death Law


Robert L Greer, board-certified specialist since 1991; serving as judge pro tem conducting settlement conferences in Maricopa County for more than a decade; particular experience in aviation, products liability and insurance coverage, in addition to torts.


Michael R Murphy, board-certified since 1995; a trial attorney practicing throughout Northern Arizona for over 40 years, handling numerous jury and bench trials; for several years has used his trial experience to help guide parties to a fair and just resolution through the mediation and arbitration process; available by both in-person and Zoom videoconference; member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Robert E Schmitt, board-certified specialist since 1995; a trial attorney with significant experience in personal injury litigation for 40 years, especially in Arizona's rural counties; utilizes his experience to help parties resolve their claims through mediation and arbitration, both in-person and via Zoom videoconference; member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Oro Valley

S Jon Trachta, board-certified since 1991; offers alternative dispute resolution. 


Christian K G Henrichsen, board-certified specialist since 2003; five years experience as a mediator.


Robert Bohm, board-certified specialist since 1992; experienced in mediations; practice focuses on catastrophic injury premises liability cases and property damage bad faith insurance litigation, with an increased emphasis on serving as a mediator; attended Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, including programs 'Mediating the Litigated Case' and 'Conducting Remote Mediations'.

Jay A Fradkin, board-certified specialist since 1992; mediating personal injury/wrongful death cases for 4 years.

William J Friedl, board-certified since 1998; mediating for over 25 years; opens approximately 125 mediation files each year; all mediations are conducted in the area of specialization, personal injury and medical negligence; several year member of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; mediation training sponsored by Maricopa County Superior Court.

Bradley R Jardine, board-certified specialist since 1992; experienced mediator for 15+ years.

Jan Kleinman, board-certified specialist since 1991; has frequently served as a mediator for 26 years, priding himself on being fair and equitable.

Paul J McGoldrick, board-certified specialist since 1997; active mediator and arbitrator for 20 years conducting over 3,200 mediations/arbitrations; Judge Pro Tem from 2002-2015 conducting many settlement conferences; member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. 

Jeffrey Boyd Miller, board-certified specialist since 1999; mediator for 10 years; has increased his mediation practice since attending and completing the mediation program at the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University in 2019; extensive experience in medical malpractice, nursing home, and construction accidents.

Randy L Sassaman, board-certified specialist since 1996; has handled settlement conferences as a judge pro tem for several years.

Wendi Sorensen, board-certified specialist since 1999; experienced in wrongful death and significant injury cases stemming from automobile and motorcycle accidents, construction site injuries, assaults and facility design defects. Expertise in complex injury matters including severe traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and premature birth allegedly caused by automobile accidents.

Real Estate Law


Christopher J Charles, board-certified specialist since 2014; real estate dispute mediation for over 10 years; approved Mediator/Arbitrator for the Arizona Association of REALTORSⓇ.

David E Shein, board-certified specialist since 1980; for over 10 years both serving as Maricopa County Court Judge Pro Tem, and handing private alternative dispute resolution.


Andrew Abraham, board-certified specialist since 1990; 15+ years experience in real estate mediation.

Robert J Itkin, board-certified specialist since 1995; 30 years experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Douglas G Martin, board-certified specialist since 1987; 10+ years of mediation experience.

Ari Ramras, board-certified specialist since 2007; serving as a mediator since 2005; completed the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation.