Donald R. Smith, PhD., has developed a reputation as an astute problem solver who is able to help parties resolve the most complex disputes. His counseling and crisis expertise aids him in helping both parties to see the issues and develop positive and creative ways of reaching agreement.
He views empowerment and confidentiality as key components in mediation. Approaching each mediation with the perspective that most want to resolve conflicts at an earlier point and in a less formal environment, he gives all parties an opportunity to be heard.
Dr. Smith is currently a certified and registered mediator and arbitrator in a variety of arenas, including civil, family, and healthcare. He is NASD registered, Business Insurance Underwriter certified, a published expert, and is a part-time Business Communication University Instructor.
Harvard Program on Negotiation certified and primarily mediating in the southeastern region of United States, Dr. Smith has also mediated and arbitrated cases in the Bahamas and Norway.
Testimonial from a Florida family/dependency judge:
Don, Once again, you did a fantastic job facilitating settlements in the Dependency Dispute Mediations. I truly value the skill set that you bring to the mediation table. Don, you have the patience of Job, the judgment of Solomon and the persistence of the Devil.
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